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2098 Ergebnisse, ab 1981
  • Diskussionspapiere 469 / 2005

    Relationship Banking and SMEs: A Theoretical Analysis

    Reliable information on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is rare and costly for financial intermediaries. To compensate for this, relationship banking is often considered as the appropriate lending technique in the case of SMEs. In this paper we offer a theoretical model to analyze the pricing behavior of banks in a Bertrand competition framework with monitoring costs. We show that the lack ...

    2005| Timo Baas, Mechthild Schrooten
  • Diskussionspapiere 475 / 2005

    What Can Happiness Research Tell Us about Altruism? Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel

    Much progress has been made in recent years on developing and applying a direct measure of utility using survey questions on subjective well-being. In this paper we explore whether this new type of measurement can be fruitfully applied to the study of interdependent utility in general, and altruism between parents and children in particular. We introduce an appropriate econometric methodology and, ...

    2005| Johannes Schwarze, Rainer Winkelmann
  • Referierte Aufsätze Web of Science

    Item Nonresponse on Income Questions in Panel Surveys: Incidence, Imputation and the Impact on Inequality and Mobility

    In: Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv 89 (2005), 1, S. 49-61 | Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka
  • Diskussionspapiere 476 / 2005

    Modelling Inflation Dynamics in Transition Economies: The Case of Ukraine

    The paper explores dynamics of inflation in Ukraine in the period of relative macroeconomic stability. The analysis of interrelationship between inflation, money growth, wage growth, and a proxy for devaluation expectations is based on impulse responses and variance decomposition of a vector autoregression model. We find that changes in devaluation expectations appear to be the most important factor ...

    2005| Boriss Siliverstovs, Olena Bilan
  • Diskussionspapiere 1427 / 2014

    Comparing Wealth: Data Quality of the HFCS

    The Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) provides information about household wealth (real and financial assets as well as liabilities) from 15 Euro‐countries after the financial crisis of 2007/8. The survey will be the central dataset in this topic in the future. However, several aspects point to potential methodological constraints regarding crosscountry comparability. Therefore the aim ...

    2014| Anita Tiefensee, Markus M. Grabka
  • Diskussionspapiere 1426 / 2014

    Technical Efficiency and CO2 Reduction Potentials: An Analysis of the German Electricity Generating Sector

    In this paper, we analyze the technical efficiency of CO2 reduction potentials of German power and heat plants, using a non-parametric sequential Data Envelopment Analysis. We apply a metafrontier framework to evaluate plant-level efficiencies in the transformation of inputs into desirable (energy) and undesirable (CO2 emissions) outputs, taking into account different fossil fuel generation technologies. ...

    2014| Stefan Seifert, Astrid Cullmann, Christian von Hirschhausen
  • DIW Roundup 44 / 2014

    Modelling the Impact of Energy and Climate Policies

    Climate change mitigation and the transformation to a global low-carbon economy is a pressing issue in policy discussions and international negotiations. The political debate is supported by the scientific community with a large number of projections, pathway simulations and scenario analyses of the global energy system and its development over the next decades. These studies are often based on numerical ...

    2014| Daniel Huppmann, Franziska Holz
  • Diskussionspapiere 1466 / 2015

    Spillovers between Food and Energy Prices and Structural Breaks

    This paper estimates a bivariate VAR-GARCH(1,1) model to examine linkages between food and energy prices. The adopted framework is suitable to analyse both mean and volatility spillovers, and also allows for possible parameter shifts resulting from four recent events, namely: 1) the 2006 food crisis, 2) the Brent oil bubble, 3) the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) policy, and 4) the ...

    2015| Alanoud Al-Maadid, Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Fabio Spagnolo, Nicola Spagnolo
  • Externe Monographien

    The Impact of Education on Personality: Evidence from a German High School Reform

    This paper investigates the short-term effects of a reduction in the length of high school on students' personality traits using a school reform carried out at the state level in Germany as a quasi-natural experiment. Starting in 2001, academic-track high school (Gymnasium) was reduced from nine to eight years in most of Germany's federal states, leaving the overall curriculum unchanged. This enabled ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2014, 51 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 8139)
    | Sarah Dahmann, Silke Anger
  • SOEPpapers 723 / 2014

    Labor Market Integration of German Immigrants and Their Children: Does Personality Matter?

    Educational attainment, length of stay, differences in national background and language skills play an acknowledged important role for the integration of immigrants. But integration is also a social process, which suggests that psychological factors are relevant. This paper explores whether and to what extent immigrants and their children need to believe in their ability to control their own success. ...

    2014| Anna-Elisabeth Thum
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