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Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2006

Introduction: Questions and Precedures of the Project "Consumer Policy as a Driver of the Economy"

2006| Kornelia Hagen
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2006

Consumer Policy as a Driver of the Economy: Theoretical Perspective of the Study

2006| Christian Wey
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2006

Internet, E-Commerce and Consumer Policy

2006| Sushmita Swaminathan, Daniel Nepelski
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2006

Does Certification Signify Quality and Reputation?

2006| Pio Baake
SOEPpapers 117 / 2008

Financial Risk Aversion and Household Asset Diversification

This paper explores the relationship between risk attitude and asset diversification in household portfolios. We first examine the impact of manifested risk aversion on the total number of distinct assets held in a portfolio (naive diversification). The second part of the paper focuses on a more sophisticated strategy of diversification and asks whether financial theory is compatible with observed ...

2008| Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
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An Economic Analysis of China's Credit Information Monopoly

The Chinese government is building the largest public credit information database on earth. The Credit Registry Center of the People's Bank of China registers more than 600 million consumers of which 110 million have a credit relationship with a financial institution. The Center is a public utility monopoly which collects information from banks and non-bank institutions - a unique approach developed ...

In: China Economic Review 19 (2008), 4, S. 537-550 | Nicola Jentzsch
Diskussionspapiere 1120 / 2011

The Strategic Use of Private Quality Standards in Food Supply Chains

This paper highlights the strategic role that private quality standards play in food supply chains. Considering two symmetric retailers that are exclusively supplied by a finite number of producers and endogenizing the producers' delivery choice, we show that there exist two asymmetric equilibria in the retailers' quality requirements. The asymmetry is driven by both the retailers.incentive to raise ...

2011| Vanessa von Schlippenbach, Isabel Teichmann
SOEPpapers 339 / 2010

The Life-Cycle Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence on Housing Consumption after Retirement

According to the life-cycle theory of consumption and saving, foreseeable retirement events should not reduce consumption. Whereas some consumption expenditures may fall when goods are self-produced (given higher leisure after retirement), this argument applies especially to housing consumption which can hardly be substituted by home production. We test this hypothesis using micro data for Germany ...

2010| Miriam Beblo, Sven Schreiber
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