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SOEPpapers 370 / 2011

Measuring Individual Risk Attitudes in the Lab: Task or Ask? An Empirical Comparison

This paper compares two prominent empirical measures of individual risk attitudes - the Holt and Laury (2002) lottery-choice task and the multi-item questionnaire advocated by Dohmen, Falk, Huffman, Schupp, Sunde and Wagner (forthcoming) - with respect to (a) their within-subject stability over time (one year) and (b) their correlation with actual risk-taking behaviour in the lab - here the amount ...

2011| Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Markku Verkasalo, Gari Walkowitz, Philipp C. Wichardt

Nowcasting Business Cycles Using Toll Data

Bonn: IZA, 2011, 17 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5522)
| Nikos Askitas, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 359 / 2011

Extending the Empirical Basis for Wealth Inequality Research Using Statistical Matching of Administrative and Survey Data

Social security entitlements are a substantial source of wealth that grows in importance over the individual's lifecycle. Despite its quantitative relevance, social security wealth has been thus far omitted from wealth inequality analyses. In Germany, it is the lack of adequate micro data that accounts for this shortcoming. The two main contributions of this paper are: First, to elaborate a statistical ...

2011| Anika Rasner, Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka

Do Google Searches Help in Nowcasting Private Consumption? A Real-Time Evidence for the US

Zürich: KOF, 2010, 25 S.
(KOF Working Papers ; 256)
| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Maximilian Podstawski, Boriss Siliverstovs

Familien in Deutschland (FiD)

Abgeschlossenes Projekt| Sozio-oekonomisches Panel
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Migration and Globalization

In: Building on Progress
Opladen ; Farmington Hills : Budrich UniPress
S. 689-701
| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
Diskussionspapiere 1030 / 2010

Empiricism Meets Theory: Is the Boone-Indicator Applicable?

Boone (2008a) proposes a new competition measure based on Relative Profit Differences (RPD) with superior theoretical properties. However, the empirical applicability and robust-ness of the Boone-Indicator is still unknown. This paper aims to address that question. Using a rich, newly built, data set for German manufacturing enterprises, we test the empirical valid-ity of the Boone-Indicator using ...

2010| Alexander Schiersch, Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke
Diskussionspapiere 1029 / 2010

Liquidity Risk, Credit Risk and the Overnight Interest Rate Spread: A Stochastic Volatility Modelling Approach

In this paper we model the volatility of the spread between the overnight interest rate and the central bank policy rate (the policy spread) for the euro area and the UK during the two main phases of the financial crisis that began in late 2007. During the crisis, the policy spread exhibited signs of volatility, owing to the breakdown in interbank market activity. The determinants of this volatility ...

2010| John Beirne, Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Nicola Spagnolo
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The Contribution of Local Public Infrastructure to Private Productivity and Its Political Economy: Evidence from a Panel of Large German Cities

This paper proposes a simultaneous-equation approach to theestimation of the contribution of infrastructure accumulationto private production. A political economy model for theallocation of public infrastructure investment grants isformulated. Our empirical findings, using a panel of largeGerman cities for the years 1980,1986, and 1988, suggest thatcities ruled by a council sharing the State (`Bundesland')government's ...

In: Public Choice 113 (2002), 3-4, S. 403-424 | Achim Kemmerling, Andreas Stephan
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