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November 15, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Mothers Working during Preschool Years and Child Skills. Does Income Compensate?

Speaker: Emma Tominey, University of York
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract: Increasing mothers’ labour supply in a child’s preschool years can cause a reduction in time investments that can lead to a negative direct effect on mid-childhood and teenage outcomes. As mothers’ work hours increase, income will rise and we ask whether income can compensate for the negative effect of hours by adopting a novel mediation analysis that exploits exogenous ...

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November 13, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Average Wage Gaps and Expected Wage Cuts - An Investigation of Selection Neglect Bias in Income Expectations

Speaker: Annekatrin Schrenker
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Economists spend much of their lives talking about and correcting for sample selection. Recent evidence from behavioral economics documents that participants in lab experiments don't account for selection effects when they interpret conditional distributions. This "selection neglect" can distort expectations in settings where individuals learn from comparisons with other people who differ in ...

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November 12, 2019
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

The cost of macroprudential deleveraging in a low interest rate environment (co-authored with Jack Chen, Daria Finocchiaro, Jesper Lindé)

Speaker: Karl Walentin, Sveriges Riksbank
Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin
Time: 16:00-18:00

The Schumpeter-BSE-Seminar is the Berlin Macro and Economic History seminar. It is jointly organized by Michael Burda (HU Berlin), Frank Heinemann (TU Berlin), Alexander Kriwoluzky (DIW Berlin), Mathias Trabandt (FU Berlin), and Nikolaus Wolf (HU Berlin).

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November 11, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The Inverse Product Differentiation Logit Model

Speaker: Mogens Fosgerau
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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November 11 - 13, 2019
BSE Scientific Skills Workshops

Job Market Interview Training

Speaker: Sigrid Pearson
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: Individual start times, 90 minutes each session

In the academic job market, a face to face interview is the central process to convince potential employers of your future research prospects. Handling a job interview successfully is not an easy challenge, but the skills needed to present yourself in the best light can be practiced. For this reason, this year the BSE will offer job market interview training in the form of a ‘mock interview ...

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November 8, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Choosing between Explicit Cartel Formation and Tacit Collusion – An Experiment

Speaker: Maximilian Andres, University of Potsdam
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract: Antitrust authorities try to detect and sanction existing cartels and hinder the formation of new ones. Firms nevertheless try to collude while avoiding sanctions, for example by colluding tacitly instead of explicitly forming a cartel. In this paper, we focus on differences in the communication of firms that either form an explicit cartel or try to collude tacitly. The latter may still ...

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November 8, 2019
DIW Europe Lecture

6th DIW Europe Lecture - Canceled

Speaker: Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.00 - 14.30

Due to the current political circumstances in the United Kingdom the event has unfortunately been canceled but will likely take place in 2020.

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November 7, 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The New Top-Wealth Sample - First Impressions

Speaker: Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Top-wealth holders are typically underrepresented or completely missing in population surveys. The lack of comprehensive national registers on high-wealth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to remedy this under-representation. In a novel research design, we draw on public data on the shareholding structures of companies as a sampling frame. Our design builds on ...

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November 6, 2019
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

Tapping into Talent: Coupling Education and Innovation Policies for Economic Growth

Speaker: Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago
Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin
Time: 16:00-18:00

The Schumpeter-BSE-Seminar is the Berlin Macro and Economic History seminar. It is jointly organized by Michael Burda (HU Berlin), Frank Heinemann (TU Berlin), Alexander Kriwoluzky (DIW Berlin), Mathias Trabandt (FU Berlin), and Nikolaus Wolf (HU Berlin).

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November 5, 2019
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

Monetary Policy and Corporate Debt Structure (co-authored with S. Lhuissier)

Speaker: Urszula Szczerbowicz, Banque de France
Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin
Time: 16:00-18:00

The Schumpeter-BSE-Seminar is the Berlin Macro and Economic History seminar. It is jointly organized by Michael Burda (HU Berlin), Frank Heinemann (TU Berlin), Alexander Kriwoluzky (DIW Berlin), Mathias Trabandt (FU Berlin), and Nikolaus Wolf (HU Berlin).

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November 4, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale Using a Digital Platform Merger

Speaker: Chiara Farronato
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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November 4, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Targeting Network Spillovers: Experimental Evidence from a Health Intervention in Zambia

Speaker: Anselm Hager, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

We study how different network targeting mechanisms affect the direct and spillover impacts of a school-based health intervention in Zambia. Across 133 schools, we randomly assigned whether the intervention was administered to i) a random selection of students; ii) most central students; or iii) most central students and an additional friend. Our results indicate that the two-hour intervention had ...

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November 1, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Incumbency Advantage: Theory and Possible Applications

Speaker: Christoph Wolf, Bocconi University, Joanna Piechucka
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Joanna and Christoph will do a joint IOBB to exchange ideas on a possible project on incumbency advantage and mergers in procurement auctions. In the first part of the seminar, they will discuss possible theoreotical explanations and consequences of incumbency advantage. This will open the floor for discussion on how data from procurement auctions in the French urban transport industry can be ...

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October 30, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Does later retirement change your health care consumption? Evidence from France

Speaker: Elsa Perdrix, Paris School of Economics
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper examines the causal impact of later retirement on outpatient care consumption among the French elderly. Outpatient care are defined as all the care provided out of the hospital setting. This question is of interest since spill effects may arise if later retirement increases health care expenditures. To deal with reverse causality issue, I use, as an instrumental variable, the 1993 ...

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October 30, 2019
Workshop

BMF-DIW-Workshop: Libra & Co. – Stable Coins as a challenge to international monetary and payments systems

Location: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Germany
Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Facebook announced the introduction of a "New Global Digital Payment Coin" called Libra for the first half of 2020 to enable foremost payment services in "WhatsApp" and "Facebook Messenger". Libra is built on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) environment developed by Facebook. Libra is a so-called “Stable Coin”, which is a crypto-asset that is tied to a basket of bank deposits and ...

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October 29, 2019
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

The Big Bang: Stock Market Capitalization in the Long Run (with Kaspar Zimmermann)

Speaker: Dmitry Kuvshinov, Pompeu Fabra
Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin
Time: 16:00-18:00

The Schumpeter-BSE-Seminar is the Berlin Macro and Economic History seminar. It is jointly organized by Michael Burda (HU Berlin), Frank Heinemann (TU Berlin), Alexander Kriwoluzky (DIW Berlin), Mathias Trabandt (FU Berlin), and Nikolaus Wolf (HU Berlin).

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October 28, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Creativity over time and space

Speaker: Michel Serafinelli
Location: Humboldt University
Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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October 25, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Salience of Inherited Wealth and the Support for Inheritance Taxation

Speaker: Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

Abstract: We study how attitudes to inheritance taxation are influenced by information about the role of inherited wealth in society. Using a randomized experiment in a register-linked Swedish survey, we find that informing individuals about the large aggregate importance of inherited wealth and its link to inequality of opportunity significantly increases the support for inheritance taxation. The ...

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October 24 - 25, 2019
SOEPcampus

SOEPcampus@GESIS Köln

Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
Location: GESIS
Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Köln

This two day workshop offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction into this sophisticated data source. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study documentation. Additionally we will discuss the specific potentials for longitudinal data analyses ...

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October 23, 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Coping with Life-Event Shocks: Psychological Determinants of Resilience

Speaker: Tommasso Ramella, UNIMIB
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

In this research we investigate the psychological determinants of resilience. Specifically, we observe whether the adaptation process to negative life events is different across the distribution of personality traits (the so-called big five) and of different life attitudes (such as locus of control and risk aversion). We take into consideration two different areas of shocking events: the job ...

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