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17 October 2018

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets "A Schumpeterian Model of Top Income Inequality"

Top income inequality rose sharply in the United States over the last 40 years but increased only slightly in economies like France and Japan. Why? This paper explores a model in which heterogeneous entrepreneurs, broadly interpreted, exert effort to generate exponential growth in their incomes. On its own, this force leads to rising inequality. Creative destruction by outside innovators restrains this expansion and induces top incomes to obey a Pareto distribution. The development of the world wide web and a reduction in top tax rates are examples of changes that raise the growth rate of entrepreneurial incomes and therefore increase Pareto inequality. In contrast, policies that stimulate creative destruction reduce top inequality. Examples include research subsidies or a decline in the extent to which incumbent firms can block new innovation. Differences in these considerations across countries and over time may explain the varied patterns of top income inequality that we see in the data.

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  • Jihee Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • 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
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    17 October 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Low-Income Household Finances

    This paper investigates the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, "Obamacare") on out-of-pocket medical expenditures and access to health care for households across the income distribution. Using a DDD identification strategy and simulated eligibility instruments, I parameterize three of the central policy provisions of the ACA: Medicaid expansion, insurance exchange subsidies and individual mandate penalties, and assess their separate effects. I find that all three policies decreased the OOP of targeted households at the bottom of the income distribution and increased utilization of medical services and access to health care.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 334
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    19 October 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Herd Behavior in FDA Committees: A Structural Approach

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    Time
    10.30-11.30
    Location
    Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    22 to 26 October 2018

    Workshop InGRID2 – Summer school

    The summer school “Advanced research on integration of migrants and refugees” and “EU-SILC training workshop: Comparative research on migration” of InGRID2 aims at training doctoral students or early-career researchers. It is also opened to academics, policy practitioners and other interested users, providing participants with opportunities to discuss their projects and to network with leading international experts and other colleagues in the field.

    The summer school will take place in the center of Berlin, at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and will be hosted by the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin. The SOEP will provide and organize logistics for the week.

    Objectives and program

    The issue of how immigrants and refugees integrate in their host countries, especially in terms of their labor force participation, is a key issue in many European countries and at EU level. On the one hand immigration tops the list of challenges of greatest concerns to European Union citizens, but at the same time there are numerous economic and political reasons to allow and to facilitate immigration in aging European countries. The provision of humanitarian assistance to forced migrants (refugees) is a key issue in Europe, but the uneven distribution of asylum seekers across the EU countries is a challenge.

    The second part of the summer school focuses on comparative research on migration as a kind of EU-SILC training workshop including a workshop on EU-SILC clone. With the help of SOEP data, we have created a clone of EU-SILC longitudinal data for Germany that is especially valuable for migration researchers. In SOEP, different migration subsamples allow much more detailed analysis for migrants of the first or second generation living in Germany than the original EU-SILC-Sample provided by Eurostat. Furthermore, the workshop will cover advanced research on migration with the use of EU-SILC data.

    The summer school will be organized in different sessions covering various topics of relevance for immigration research. Theoretical and empirical issues related to the processes by which immigrants gain social membership and develop the ability to participate in the destination country will be discussed. Senior researchers will present their work in this field, whereas participants will be encouraged to present their own research and receive feedback

    The curriculum will include quantitative assessment to provide both a multidisciplinary perspective and a comprehensive understanding of the concept of integration. It will furthermore put a special emphasis on methodological issues related to the measurement of concepts of integration within EU countries.

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    Speaker
  • Tuba Bircan (HIVA-KU Leuven, Belgium)
    Herbert Brücker (IAB and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
    Silke Hans (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
    Alyssa Schneebaum (WU Wien, Austria)
    Roland Verwiebe (University of Vienna, Austria)

  • Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 221
    23 October 2018

    BERA Soirée Liquidity Provision and Equity Funding of Banks

    The seven BERA institutions cordially invite you to the next BERA Soirée:

    Liquidity Provision and Equity Funding of Banks

    Moderation by Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt University Berlin

    19.00 Welcome Reception for newly admitted BERA Associates

    19.45 Lecture by Prof. Martin Hellwig, Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn, Germany

    To register for this event, please confirm your participation by Tuesday, 16 October 2018, by sending an email to abawamia@diw.de. 

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  • Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, PhD

    Prof. Martin Hellwig 

  • Time
    19.00 Uhr
    Location
    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 570
    24 October 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets When and Why Can Forward Guidance De-anchor Expectations?

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  • Michael Ehrmann, European Central Bank

  • 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
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    26 October 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Internationalization of Innovation: Patents and Firm Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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    Speaker
  • Vivek Ghosal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

  • Inviter
    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
    26 October 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Should we Intervene in the Demand of Firms in the Software Market?

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    Speaker
  • Clemens Fiedler, Tilburg University

  • 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
    29 October 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) The Roots of Health Inequality and The Value of Intra-Family Expertise

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

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    Speaker
  • Maria Polyakova (Stanford University)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    5 to 7 Nov 2018

    SOEPcampus CNEF Workshop 2018 at DIW Berlin

    For the first time, the DIW Berlin will host an international workshop on longitudinal data management and analysis. In contrast to our regular German SOEP-workshops, this course will be specifically devoted to comparative longitudinal and cross-country designs with the SOEP and its international sister household-panels. After an in-depth introduction to the SOEP and on general issues in longitudinal data handling, the second part of the workshop will be devoted to the US-American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The SOEP and the PSID have many topics and structural features in common, while the respective countries differ in many institutional and compositional features. Therefore, these two datasets are particularly fruitful for empirical cross-country analyses. This potential is additionally stipulated by the provision of several key variables in a harmonized form in the so-called cross-national equivalent files (CNEF). The third part of the course therefore will be devoted to the CNEF-project. It will give an overview on the range of harmonized variables, contributing countries and on issues of data-access. We will also discuss examples of research questions that lead to cross-country designs and limitations of the CNEF data. Additionally, the course will deal with the key analytical cross-country designs.

    Schedule

    Day 1: Introduction to longitudinal data management and analysis on the basis of the Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP). Lecture and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann, DIW Berlin and Bielefeld University).

    Day 2: Introduction to the PSID. Lecture and hands-on sessions (Paula Fomby, University of Michigan)

    Day 3: Using the CNEF as basis for cross-country designs. Potentials, Problems and applications. Lecture (TBC) and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann)   

    Registration & Requirements

    This workshop aims at doctoral students, post-docs and senior researchers, who currently carry out or are planning studies with the SOEP or other household panel data. We specifically want to encourage scholars with a strong interest in the impact of country-specific characteristics on subjective or objective individual conditions to participate in the workshop. Participants shall be familiar with stata and basic quantitative methods. Admission to the workshop will be granted on a first-come basis. The participation fee will be 60 Euros. Registration will be open from June 4th, 12 a.m. (CET).

    For questions on registration and organization,
    please contact Christine Kurka ().
    For questions on the scope and content of the workshop,
    contact Marco Giesselmann ().

    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 503
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    5 to 6 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Panel Factor Models

    Masterclasses are a series of one- or two-day courses on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Masterclasses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once a month) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the BDPEMS program, and anyone else upon inquiry. For proposals of Masterclasses please contact Anton Velinov Ph.D.

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    Speaker
  • Lorenzo Trapani

  • Time
    14:00-17:30 (05.11.2018)
    09:00-12:30 (06.11.2018)
    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
    12 Nov 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Do Lower Minimum Wages for Young Workers Raise their Employment? – Evidence from a Danish Discontinuity

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

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  • Daniel Reck London School of Economics (LSE)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    26 to 27 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Machine Learning in Economics

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  • Stephen Ryan

  • Time
    09:00-12:00 (26.11.2018)
    09:00-17:30 (27.11.2018)
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    4 to 5 Dec 2018

    Conference EDDI18 – 10th Annual European DDI User Conference

    EDDI18 is organized jointly by SOEP - The German Socio-Economic Panel, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

    The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

    The conference will provide presentations on a wide range of topics relating to DDI:

    • Case studies
    • Mature implementations
    • Early implementations
    • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
    • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
    • Critiques of DDI

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    Location
    Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Room 1.15 Chausseestr. 111 10115 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    23 January 2019

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Monetary Policy Spillovers, Capital Controls and Exchange Rate Regimes, and the Financial Channel of Exchange Rates

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  • Georgios Georgiadis, European Central Bank

  • 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
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    12 April 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Family Time Allocations over the last Half Century

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  • Alexandros Theloudis, LISER (Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research) and University College London

  • Inviter
    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