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Diskussionspapiere 1864 / 2020

Financial Education Affects Financial Knowledge and Downstream Behaviors

We study the rapidly growing literature on the causal effects of financial education programs in a meta-analysis of 76 randomized experiments with a total sample size of over 160,000 individuals. The evidence shows that financial education programs have, on average, positive causal treatment effects on financial knowledge and downstream financial behaviors. Treatment effects are economically meaningful ...

2020| Tim Kaiser, Annamaria Lusardi, Lukas Menkhoff, Carly Urban
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Financial Education in Schools: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Studies

We study the literature on school financial education programs for children and youth via a quantitative meta-analysis of 37 (quasi-) experiments. We find that financial education treatments have, on average, sizeable impacts on financial knowledge (+0.33 SD), similar to educational interventions in other domains. Additionally, we document smaller effects on financial behaviors among students (+0.07 ...

In: Economics of Education Review (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-10-11] | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1823 / 2019

The Effect of Personalized Feedback on Small Enterprises’ Finances in Uganda

This RCT examines the effect of a new style finance training during which participants are given personalized feedback on their financial business outcomes in addition to a “rules-of-thumb” training approach. We compare this to the effects of a “rules-of-thumb” training by itself and to a control group. Targeting about 500 small and micro entrepreneurs in Kampala, Uganda, we find that the personalized ...

2019| Antonia Grohmann, Lukas Menkhoff, Helke Seitz
Finanzkompetenz für alle Lebenslagen

Verschuldung privater Haushalte – Ursachen und Hilfen

Im 4. und letzten Workshop im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe des DIW Berlin „Finanzkompetenz für alle Lebenslagen“ wird insbesondere diskutiert, ob Finanzwissen sowie -bildung und -beratung einen Beitrag dazu leisten können, den Weg in die Verschuldung zu verhindern und den Weg aus der Verschuldung zu unterstützen. Laut Schuldneratlas 2019 betrug der Anteil...

31.01.2020
Workshop

Finance and Development 2019

Financial systems have developed rapidly in many developing countries. These changes increase the need for research into their effects. To this end DIW Berlin will host a workshop in the field of “Finance and Development” to be held in Berlin on April 25 in the afternoon and full day April 26, 2019. Attendance by invitation!

25.04.2019| David McKenzie, World Bank
Video

What about the U.S. interest rate: with Max Hanisch

To accompany the economic upturn in the U.S., the Federal Reserve Bank has been raising its benchmark interest rate incrementally. In an increasingly globalized world in which the American economy plays a key role, an action like this has spillover effects on the international level. Max Hanisch's study shows that the member states of the euro area—Germany in particular—can temporarily...

21.03.2018| Nachgeforscht
Video

Nachgeforscht : bei Max Hanisch über US-Zinserhöhungen

Um den wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung in den USA zu begleiten,  hat die US-amerikanische Notenbank ihren Leitzins schritt- weise angehoben. In einer zunehmend globalisierten Welt, in  der die US-Wirtschaft eine führende Rolle spielt, bleibt eine  solche Entscheidung auf der internationalen Ebene nicht ohne  Folgen. Max Hanisch erklärt im "Nachgeforscht-Vlog", dass die...

21.03.2018| Nachgeforscht
Interview

„Die Eurozone als Ganzes ist weniger anfällig für Schocks von außen“: Interview mit Max Hanisch

Herr Hanisch, seit gut zwei Jahren heben die USA schrittweise ihre Zinsen an und verabschieden sich langsam von der in der Finanzkrise eingeführten Niedrigzinspolitik. Was versprechen sich die USA von dieser Maßnahme? Grundsätzlich sind Zinserhöhungen dazu da, überhöhten Preisdruck und zu starke wirtschaftliche Dynamik abzubremsen. Die USA befinden ...

21.03.2018| Max Hanisch
Interview

Jakob Miethe interviewed on Deutsche Welle English on the effect of international information exchange

In recent years, the global community has promoted several initiatives aimed at breaking bank secrecy in tax havens. Such treaties for the exchange of information among tax offices can be effective. A treaty between country A and tax haven B reduces deposits from A in banks of B by approximately 30 percent. However, the analysis shows that tax evaders react to such treaties not by becoming honest taxpayers ...

19.10.2018| Jakob Miethe
Interview

Jakob Miethe interviewed on Deutsche Welle English on the effect of international information exchange

In recent years, the global community has promoted several initiatives aimed at breaking bank secrecy in tax havens. Such treaties for the exchange of information among tax offices can be effective. A treaty between country A and tax haven B reduces deposits from A in banks of B by approximately 30 percent. However, the analysis shows that tax evaders react to such treaties not by becoming honest taxpayers ...

19.10.2018| Jakob Miethe
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