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19 June 2019

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Microforecasting with Individual Forecast Selection

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  • Raffaella Giacomini, University College London

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    19 June 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Which preferences cause horizontral sex segregation in fields of studies? Some experimental evidence

    Occupational gender segregation is one of the most persistent gender inequalities in the labor market and one contributing factor is the lack of women in STEM fields. Possible explanations for this pattern are the characteristics of the fields of study (creative-associative versus analytical-systematic thinking style required, the number of mathematics courses, competitive atmosphere), and the characteristics of the job for which the field of study prepares for (risky transition to the labour market, social versus technical skills, income, prestige and family-friendly working conditions). However, previous research was not able to tell which factor really contributes to the gender segregation as the characteristics of the fields are highly correlated and cannot be disentangled with survey data. For this reason, I conducted a choice experiment with high school students two years before they start university. The results show that women and men have different preferences except for prestige and risk aversion and that they differ the most in their self-image (thinking style: 20 percentage points difference; technical versus people-oriented skills: 25 percentage points difference).

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  • Benita Combet (LMU München)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Conference Room 33002c nn DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002c Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    21 June 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

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  • Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München

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    Time
    13:15 - 14:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    21 June 2019

    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2019
    Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: the Rise of Corporate Power

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions –mainly through online platforms— has profoundly affected the way we interact, opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were simply too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, network effects in platform business models have brought market power concerns back to the front stage.

    This year’s conference focusses on the rise of corporate power with an emphasis on digital markets. A remarkable body of economic research reports the global rise of mark-ups across many markets and industries. The measurement of market power, the role of competition policy, and the potential need for regulatory intervention are core issues in the current academic and policy discussion. These issues are particularly challenging in multi-sided digital platform industries with large players like Amazon, Facebook, and Google, which are also under suspicion of increasing political power and influence. This conference brings together leading academics and policy makers to discuss the road ahead for improving institutions and markets to curb corporate power for the good of society.

    Online registration is now open at this link. Updated information about the event is available at the BCCP Conference website. We look forward to welcoming you to the 4th BCCP Conference.

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    Time
    09.00 - 16.30
    Location
    WZB Berlin Raum A310 Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 225
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    24 to 26 June 2019

    SOEPcampus SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2019
    Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

    This year's SOEPcampus@University of Mannheim Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)" will take place from June 24-26 (the workshop is held in German).

    Registration:
    Please use the registration form and/or contact Deborah Gottinger-Würtz

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    Speaker
  • Felix Bader, Mannheim University

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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 428
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    external
    Deborah Gottinger-Würtz
    soeporga@mail.uni-mannheim.de
    25 June 2019

    European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration

    Workshop organization: Hans-Helmut Kotz (SAFE, Harvard) and Dorothea Schäfer (DIW Berlin) in cooperation with Horst Gischer, head of Forschungszentrums für Sparkassenentwicklung e.V. at the University of Magdeburg.

    The workshop is part of the research project Banking Sector Diversity: Does it matter for sector stability and SME financing?

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    Time
    9.30 - 17.00
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 162
    26 June 2019

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Growing Like Germany: Local Public Debt, Local Banks, Low Private Investment

    Germany’s persistent current account surplus reflects to a large extent low domestic private investment. We argue that two factors—the local fragmentation of Germany’s banking system and the role of local banks in local public finance—can help explain why investment is so low. Local public banks dominate lending to small and medium firms in many regions of Germany. At the same time, they are also important as lenders to local municipalities. Local banks in more indebted municipalities lend more to local government. This effect is particularly strong for local public banks, which are under the direct political control of municipalities. Local government debt yields very low returns, but because lending markets are geographically segmented, local banks can charge higher rates on their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers to break even. Using a unique data set of more than 1m German firms over 2009-2016, we show that firms which depend on local banks pay higher interest rates on their loans if the local bank lends a lot to the local government. This considerably lowers firm investment. Hence, the reliance of municipalities on local banks for credit leads to the crowding out of private investment in geographically segmented banking markets.

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  • Mathias Hoffmann, University of Zurich

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    28 June 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Modeling Spatial Competition to Assess the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry

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    Time
    10:30 - 11:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    1 to 5 July 2019

    Graduate Center Short Course Macroeconomics with Heterogenous Agents

    Further details regarding time, place and registration will be announced.

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  • Per Krusell and Kurt Mitman, Stockholm University

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    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    10 to 11 July 2019

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Complementarity Theory and Applications in Electricity Markets

    This course provides a thorough exposition to complementarity models and their solution techniques. It covers algebraic and geometrical interpretations of optimality conditions, equilibria, mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints, and equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints. It will apply the concepts to the analysis of electricity markets.
    The course is designed for PhD students with an interest in optimization and equilibrium problems, numerical solution techniques or the analysis of energy markets. It consists of theory lectures and practical computer exercises.

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  • Antonio J. Conejo, Ohio State University

  • Time
    09:30-17:30
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    12 July 2019

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics TBC

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  • Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 670
    9 to 11 Sept 2019

    Graduate Center Short Course Causal Inference and Machine Learning

    Further details regarding time, place and registration will be announced.  

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  • Guido Imbens, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246