Veranstaltungen

Außenwirtschaft und internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
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2. Mai 2012

Quality Upgrading and Price Heterogeneity: Evidence from Brazilian Exporters
Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

Abstract:
This paper studies the relation between quality upgrading and pricing across firms and destination countries. The paper builds a model based on heterogeneous firms that set quality and prices to heterogeneous consumers. To test the predictions of this model, the paper uses a uniquely rich data that combines producer quality information and exporter prices by firm and destination country. Direct evidence on self-reported quality upgrading over time makes it possible to separate the quality effect from other sources of price variation, using a difference-in-difference-in-differences approach, that discerns quality upgrading by destination market and timing. Results document quality-based market segmentation, by which firms raise quality and prices at high-income destinations.
The paper shows that the difference in prices across countries is not driven by differences in market shares, markups, or elasticities of substitution, but by demand for quality in high-income destinations.

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Speaker
  • Lisandra Flach, University of Mannheim
  • Ort
    Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Raum B002/3 Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 158
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    extern
    , FU Berlin
    11. April 2012

    The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States
    Berliner Netzwerk Arbeitsmarkt (BeNA) Lecture Series 2012

    Abstract: We analyze the effect of rising Chinese import competition between 1990 and 2007 on local U.S. labor markets, exploiting cross-market variation in import exposure stemming from initial differences in industry specialization while instrumenting for imports using changes in Chinese imports by industry to other high-income countries. Rising exposure increases unemployment, lowers labor force participation, and reduces wages in local labor markets. Conservatively, it explains one-quarter of the contemporaneous aggregate decline in U.S. manufacturing employment. Transfer benefits payments for unemployment, disability, retirement, and healthcare also rise sharply in exposed labor markets. The deadweight loss of financing these transfers is one to two-thirds as large as U.S. gains from trade with China.

    The Berlin Network of Labour Market Researchers (BeNA) was founded in 2004 as a forum for the discussion and development of research projects by young labour market researchers working at universities and research institutions in Berlin. At the heart of the network lies the weekly Seminar on Labor Research and the Lecture Series. Previous BeNA lectures were held by Manuel Arellano, Steve Pischke, Steve Machin, Michael Lechner, Andrea Ichino, Robert Hart and Gerald van den Berg.

    Speaker
  • David Dorn (CEMFI Madrid)
  • Zeit
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Ort
    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    4. April 2011

    Policy Workshop "The Global Economic Costs of Conflict"

    Das Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), die Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung und das Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) veranstalten am 4. April 2011 einen Policy Workshop, um politischen Entscheidungsträgern die Forschungsergebnisse des Forschungsprojekts "Global Economic Costs of Conflict (GECC) zu präsentieren und ein Forum für die interaktive Diskussion der Ergebnisse und deren Auswirkungen für die Politik zu bieten.

    Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 441
    15. Juni 2010

    Das DESERTEC-Projekt - Von der Vision zur Realisierung

    DESERTEC ist eine globale Energieinitiative mit dem Ziel einer sicheren, nachhaltigen und klimafreundlichen Energieversorgung Europas aus den Wüsten Nordafrikas und des Nahen Ostens („MENA"). 

    Die Veranstaltung wird auf Deutsch stattfinden; es wird simultan ins Arabische übersetzt. Die Moderation übernimmt DAFG-Präsident Dr. Otto Wiesheu.

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    Keynote Speaker
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
  • Zeit
    18:00 - 20:30
    Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    7. Oktober 2009

    Peace and War with Endogenous State Capacity
    International Economics Seminar

    Referent: Gary Milante (The World Bank)

    Zeit
    14.00-15.00 Uhr
    Ort
    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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