RWI Research Seminar

Aims and Scope

» External guests (national as well as international) present their scientific papers in the RWI Research Seminar series. Usually, the seminars take place on Mondays, 11:00-12:00 (including discussion).


Dr. Matteo Gamalerio (University of Barcelona) (24 January 2022)


Prof. Lawrence Kahn (Cornell University) (22 December 2021)

Prof. Andrea Weber (Central European University) (08 December 2021)

Prof. Dr. Michael Pflüger (Universität Würzburg) (22 November 2021)

Prof. Dr. Sulin Sardoschau (HU Berlin) (15 November 2021)

Prof. Dr. Brian Jacob (University of Michigan) (05 November 2021)

Dr. Abu Siddique (Technische Universität München): “Improving Women’s Mental Health During a Pandemic” (25 October 2021)

Prof. Dr. Scott Carrell (UC Davis): "The Impact of School Quality on Postsecondary Success: Evidence in the Era of Common Core" (18 October 2021)

Prof. Dr. Ioana Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania) (24 September 2021)

Prof. Dr. Gernot Wagner (NYU): "Climate uncertainty: It's not over 'til the fat tail zings" (17 September 2021)

Dr. Johannes König (DIW): “Bias in Tax Progressivity Estimates” (09 August 2021)

Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen (University of Tübingen): The effects of the German minimum wage on the distribution of hourly wages and hours worked” (02 August 2021)

Prof. Dr. Costanza Naguib (University of Bern): "Estimating the Heterogeneous Effects of Opening the Borders with Causal Forests" (19 July 2021)

Prof. Dr. Verena Tiefenbeck (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg): “Using digital nudges to encourage healthier food product choices in online stores” (05 July 2021)

Prof. Dr. Ethan Lewis (Dartmouth College): "New Technologies, Productivity, and Jobs: The (Heterogeneous) Effects of Electrification on US Manufacturing” (28 June 2021, virtual)

Prof. Dr. Nathan Fiala (University of Connecticut, RWI): "Taking soft skills training to scale: Evidence on business and labor market outcomes in Tanzania" (14 June 2021)

Prof. Dr. Paul J. Ferraro (Johns Hopkins University): "Questionable research practices and subsequent replicability crisis in environmental and resource economics." (07 June 2021)

Prof. Dr. Michael Pflüger (Universität Würzburg) (31 May 2021)

Anna Stansbury (Harvard University): "Employer Concentration and Outside Options" (17 May 2021)

Barbara Boelmann (CReAM, Universität Köln): "Wind of Change? Cultural Determinants of Maternal Labor Supply" (10 May 2021)

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Siegloch (ZEW, Universität Mannheim): “Welfare Effects of Property Taxation” (03 May 2021)

Dr. Madeleine Gelblum (Facebook): "Preferences for Job Tasks and Gender Gaps in the Labor Market" (23 April 2021, virtual)

Dr. Anja Bauer (IAB): "Lockdown length and strength: labour-market effects in Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic" (12 April 2021)

Prof. Dr. Francisco Cabrera-Hernández (University of Monterrey): "Women as caregivers: Full - Time Schools and Grand-Mothers’ Labour Supply" (09 April 2021)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dauth (Universität Würzburg): „Matching in Cities" (29 March 2021)

Dr. Rosa Sanchis-Guarner (Queen Mary University London): “Home Broadband and Human Capital Formation” (15 March 2021)

Louis-Pierre Lepage (University of Michigan): "Discrimination and Segregation in the Real Estate Market: Evidence from Terrorist Attacks and Mosques" (08 March 2021)

Prof. Dr.  María Padilla-Romo (University of Tennessee) (26 February 2021)

Prof. Dr. Zohal Hessami (RUB): "Women as Policymakers in Deliberative Bodies" (22 February 2021)

Prof. Dr. Markus Nagler (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): "Can Peer Mentoring Improve Online Teaching Effectiveness? An RCT During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (15 February 2021)


Dr. Franz Westermaier (Universität Wuppertal): "Young labels die hard - Effects of school starting age on special needs diagnosis" (11 December 2020, virtual)

Dr. Gaspare Tortorici (Universität Heidelberg): "International Migration Responses to the 1908 Messina-Reggio Calabria Earthquake" (07 December 2020, virtual)

Dr. Sylvi Rzepka (Universität Potsdam): “Goal-setting in a Blended Learning Environment” (30 November 2020, virtual)

Prof. Dr. Dominik Sachs (LMU München): “The Indirect Fiscal Benefits of Low-Skilled Immigration" (16 November 2020)

Prof. Dr. Jesse Bruhn (Brown University): "The Geography of Gang Violence" (13 November 2020, virtual)

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Carrieri (Magna Graecia University): "Health’s kitchen: Effects of media exposure on health behaviors" (06 November 2020, virtual)

Dr. Ludger Schuknecht (OECD): "The Political Economy of the G20 Agenda on Financial Regulation"  (22 October 2020, virtual)

Dr. Apostolos Davillas (University of East Anglia): "The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on inequality of opportunity in psychological distress in the UK" (19 October 2020, virtual)

Prof. Dr. Marco Francesconi (University of Essex) (28 September 2020)

Dr. Anja Bauer (IAB): "History Dependence in Wages and Cyclical Selection: Evidence from Germany" (21 September 2020)

Dr. María Sánchez Vidal (KSNET): “Retail shocks and city structure” (17 July 2020)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick (Universität Paderborn): "Timing Matters: Worker Absenteeism in a Weekly Backward Rotating Shift System" (13 July 2020)

Dr. Wiljan van den Berge (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis) (20 April 2020)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bauernschuster (Universität Passau): “Speed Limit Enforcement and Road Safety: Evidence from German Blitzmarathons” (10 February 2020)

Prof. Dr.  Melanie Luhrmann (Royal Holloway, University of London): “Effect of University Tuition Fees on Teenagers’ Education” (31 January 2020)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kühnle (Universität Duisburg-Essen): “A Journey To Social Inclusion? Evidence on the impact of an intensive housing-led support program for the chronically homeless" (27 January 2020)

Prof. Dr. Annaig Morin (Copenhagen Business School) (20 January 2020): “Workplace Heterogeneity and Wage Inequality in Denmark”

Dr. Imke Rhoden (Ruhr Universität Bochum): “Innovative Activity over Space and Time” (16 January 2020)

Krystal Lau (13 January 2020)


Dr. Andreas Mense (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): „Do Mortgage Credit Reforms Explain the Housing Affordability Crises in Supply-Constrained Cities?“ (18 December 2019)

Dr. Andrea Craig (University of Windsor): „Commute Mode and Residential Location Choice" (13 December 2019)

Dr. Malte Sandner (IAB): „Preventing Child Maltreatment: Beneficial Side-Effects of Public Childcare Provision“ (9 December 2019)

Dr. Tobias Stöhr (Kiel Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW)): What asylum policies to Europeans want? And why? (6 December 2019)

Dr. Ralf Martin (LSE): “Making Smart Meters Smarter the Smart Way“ (4 December 2019)

Dr. Arne Uhlendorff (CREST): “Mandatory Integration Agreements for Unemployed Job Seekers. Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany“ (25 November 2019)

Prof. Dr. Colin Green (NTNU, Trondheim): “Internet Use and Cognitive Decline Among Retirees” (20 November 2019)

Jonathan Briody (University College Dublin): “Parental Unemployment During the Great Recession and Childhood Adiposity“ (18 November 2019)

Dr. Nikki Shure (University College London): “The labour market returns for ‘first in family’ graduates” (18 November 2019)

Prof. Dr. Luigi Minale (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): “Risk Attitudes and Household Migration Decisions” (11 November 2019)

Prof. Dr. Ewa Zawojska (University of Warsaw): “Consequentiality in Stated Preference” (5 November 2019)

Dr. Gregor Pfeifer (University College London, Universität Hohenheim): “The Morning After: Prescription-Free Access to Emergency Contraceptive Pills” (31 October 2019)

Jody Sindelar (Yale University): “Health Behaviors: Big Data, New Tech and Big New Opportunities for Research“ (28 October 2019)

Dr. Yannick Timmer (International Monetary Fund): "Closer Together or Further Apart? Subnational Regional Disparities and Adjustment in Advanced Economies" (28 October 2019)

Prof. Dr. Han Ye (Universität Mannheim): “The Effect of Pension Subsidies on the Retirement Timing of Older Women: Evidence from a Kink Design in Germany” (21 October 2019)

Dr. Guido Neidhöfer (ZEW): “The effect of early childhood care services on the social integration of refugee families” (7 October 2019)

Dr. Laura Renner (Universität Freiburg): “The decision to flee: Analyzing gender-specific determinants of international refugee migration“ (30 September 2019)

Dr. Jan Feld (Victoria University Wellington): “Peers from Venus and Mars: High-Achieving Men Affect Major Choices and Labor Market Outcomes“ (11 September 2019)

Dr. Oliver Rehbein (Universität Bonn): Does publication lead to publication? The effect of author reputation on publication success (09 September 2019)

Prof. Dr. Steve Puller (Texas A&M University): The Effect of Household Wealth on College Attendance: Evidence from the Fracking Boom (08 August 2019)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lichter (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf): R&D Investments, Innovation and Corporate Taxation (05 August 2019)

Prof. Dr. Harald Tauchmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Fixed Effects Estimation of the Linear Discrete-Time Hazard Model: an Adjusted First-Differences Estimator (25. July 2019)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Bruns (Hasselt University): Estimating the Economy-Wide Rebound Effect Using Empirically Identified Structural Vector Autoregressions (24 July 2019)

Prof. Dr. Martin Wagner (Technische Universität Dortmund): Being Chief Economist (16 July 2019)

Sabrina Lenzen (University of Queensland): A dynamic microeconomic analysis of the impact of physical activity on cognition among older people (09 July 2019)

Prof. Dr. Christopher Flinn (New York University): Actors in the Child Development Process (22 May 2019)

Prof. Dr. Michael Ransom (Brigham Young University): Meritocracy in Academic Pay:  A comparison of three fields (17 May 2019)

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pellegrino  (Aarhus University): Uncertainty, Real Activity, and Risk Aversion in Booms and Busts (13 May 2019)

Dr. Christian Westermeier (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)): Employment Effects of Raising the Early Retirement Age for the Unemployed (07 May 2019)

Dr. Maksym Obrizan (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Is there a transition gap in self-rated health of adolescents? (24 April 2019)

Dr. Davud Rostam-Afschar (Universität Hohenheim): Flexible Work Arrangements and Precautionary Behavior: Theory and Experimental Evidence (01 March 2019)

Prof. Dr. Jens Wrona (DICE): Exporting and Offshoring with Monopsonistic Competition (04 February 2019)

Prof. Dr. Joost de Laat (Universiteit Utrecht): Can Preschool Help Minorities Make up Differences in Human Capital? (28 January 2019)

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Till Braun (Universität Bayreuth): The Local Environment Shapes Refugee Integration: Evidence from Post-war Germany (18 January 2019)


Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen): Towards understanding differences in European Household Finances (08 January 2018)

Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School): Gains from Early Support of a New Political Party (25 January 2018)

Maren Duvendack (University of East Anglia): Econometric(k)s, Replication and Economic Science – The Case of Microfinance (02 February 2018)

Marianne Saam (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Digitalization and growth at the level of sectors and final products (05 February 2018)

Jens Südekum (DICE): Assortative matching and spatial wage disparities (06 February 2018)

Wolf Heinrich Reuter (SVR): Spotlight on the beneficiaries of EU regional funds: Insights into the distribution by region, theme and industry based on a new firm-level dataset (13 February 2018)

Petar Mihaylovski (Universität Hamburg): Out of Sync Subnational Housing Markets and Macroprudential Policies (26 February 2018 )

Prof. Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (DICE): Self-Employment, Family Production and the Returns To Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills in Rural Bangladesh (05 March 2018)

Andrea Weber (Vienna University of Economics and Business): Job Displacement, Family Dynamics and Spousal Labor Supply (23 March 2018)

Nils Gutacker (University of York): Paying hospitals to adopt cheaper care pathways: evidence from an English P4P scheme (26 March 2018)

Carla Haelermans (Maastricht University): Effective parental involvement in education through ICT (09 April 2018)

Bettina Siflinger (Tilburg University): The Effects of Public Day Care on Health during Childhood - Evidence by Age (16 April 2018)

Maksym Obrizan (Kyiv School of Economics): IDP smoking patterns in Georgia (25 April 2018)

Esther Arenas-Arroyo (University of Oxford): Split Families and the Future of Children: Immigration Enforcement and Foster Care Placements (27 April 2018)

Annika Herr (DICE): Reference pricing and copayments in the German market for anti-epileptics (30 April 2018)

Ingo Isphording (IZA): Minority Salience and Political Extremism (7 May 2018)

Markus Nagler (LMU München): Mobility, Spillovers, and the Production of Ideas (15 May 2018)

Todd Sorensen (University of Nevada, Reno): How Many People are Buying this? A Meta Analysis of Monopsony Power (28 May 2018)

Robert Polak (Washington University in St. Louis): Fathers' Multiple Partner Fertility and Children's Educational Outcomes (1 June 2018)

Joël Machado (Luxembourg Institute Of Socio-Economic Research): Intending migrants in pursuit of favorable integration policies (4 June 2018)

Arndt Reichert (Weltbank): Paying Attention to Technology Innovations - Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets in Africa (11 June 2018)

Jeffrey Cohen (University of Connecticut): The Bargaining and Contagion Effects of Investors in Single Family Residential Properties (14 June 2018)

Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga (Universität Carlos III): Immigrant Locations and Native Residential Preferences: Emerging Ghettos or New Communities? (22 June 2018)

Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University): Gender Imbalances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Large-Scale Mexican Migration (25 June 2018)

Nathan Fiala (RWI & University of Connecticut): The long term impacts of grants on poverty: 9-year evidence from Uganda’s Youth Opportunities Program (4 July 2018)

Sercan Eraslan (Deutsche Bundesbank): Forecasting industrial production with multicointegrated models (9 July 2018)

Nicolas Ziebarth (Cornell University): Public Health and Labor Market Effects of Sick Pay Mandates (11. July 2018)

Sanne Kruse-Becher (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): International Trade and Inventory Investment (16 July 2018)

Vincent Pohl (University of Georgia): Labor Market Effects of Medical Innovation: The Case of Breast and Prostate Cancer (20. July 2018)

Daniel Baumgarten (RWI & LMU München): Trade exposure and the decline in collective bargaining: Evidence from Germany (26 July 2018)

Jens Günther (RUB): Cartelization and Disclosure – The Case of the Rhenish Westphalian Coal Syndicate (5 November 2018)

Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University): Career considerations (job market, research strategy, networking…) (10 December 2018)

Dr. Claudia Schwirplies (Universität Hamburg): Private contributions and the regional scope of charities: How donation experiments can inform public policy (14 December 2018)

Dr. Christian Westermeier (IAB): Employment Effects of Raising the Early Retirement Age for Unemployed (19 December 2018)


Alexander Koch (Aarhus University): Internal and External Commitment: An Experiment on Goal Brackets and Minimum Work Requirements (27  January 2017)

Bernhard Bookmann (IAB): Mentoring disadvantaged youths during school-to-work transition: evidence from Germany (20 February 2017)

Pieter Bakx (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Health effects of a nursing home admission (06 March 2017)

Keisuke Otsu (University of Kent): The Post-crisis Slump In Europe: A Business Cycle Accounting Analysis (08 March 2017)

Katja Görlitz (Freie Universität Berlin): Parenthood, risk attitudes and behavioral changes (27 March 2017)

Andreas Peichl (ZEW): Do Savings Increase in Response to Salient Information About Retirementand Expected Pensions? (03 April 2017)

Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex): Unemployment and Endogenous Reallocation over the Business Cycle (12 April 2017)

Katharina Fischer (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Information on pharmaceutical product quality and physician adoption (10 May 2017)

Benny Moldovanu (University of Bonn): Conscience or Strategy: Voting in the Bundestag and in the Weimar Republic (29 June 2017)

Josef Montag (Kazakh-British Technical University): Homeownership, Mobility, and Unemployment: Evidence from Housing Privatization (18 July 2017)

Daniel Schnitzlein (Leibniz Universität Hannover): The protective (?) effect of education on mental health (24 July 2017)

Lea Marchal (IfW): How Foreign Workers Foster Exports (7 August 2017)

Martin Kesternich (ZEW): The Power of Active Choice: Field Experimental Evidence on Repeated Contribution Decisions to a Carbon Offsetting Program (14 August 2017)

Claudia Schwirplies (Universität Hamburg): Bundling public and private characteristics in the marketplace (28 August 2017)

Alexander Chernoff (Bank of Canada) Neighborhood Sorting and Public Transit Investment (29 August 2017)

Mario Mechtel (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg): Forced to Be Generous – Experimental Evidence on the Behavioral Effects of Minimum Wages outside the Laboratory (11 September 2017)

Benjamin Elsner (IZA): The Long-term Impact of Radiation on Cognitive Skills (18 September 2017)

John P. Haisken-DeNew (Melbourne Institute) (25 September 2017)

Sigismund Kobe (TU Dresden): Die Energiewende in Deutschland im Konflikt zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit (10 October 2017)f. Erwin Bulte (Utrecht University) (19. Oktober 2017)

Erwin Bulte (Utrecht University): Women Empowerment and Domestic Abuse: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Vietnam (19. Oktober 2017)

Pierre Koning (Leiden University): The Effect of Graded Work (20 November 2017)

Niklas Wallmeier (Universität Hamburg): The Hidden Costs of Whistle-Blower Protection (27 November 2017)

Silke Anger (IAB): Life-Time Effects of the German Food Crisis: Earnings, Employment, and Retirement (28 November 2017)

Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Occupational Recognition and Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes (11 December 2017)

Anett John (CREST): When Commitment Fails - Evidence from a Regular Saver Product in the Philippines (19 December 2017)


Steffen Müller (Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)): Job Displacement from Young and Small Firms (18 January 2016)

Yonas Alem (University of Gothenburg, Schweden): Liquidity Constraint, LPG Stoves and Charcoal Consumption: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial in Tanzania (12 February 2016)

Robert Czudaj (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Capital Flows and GDP in Emerging Economies and Global Spillovers (4 March 2016)

Joel Stiebale (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)): Multinational Firms, Technology and Relocation (7 March 2016)

Andreas Steinmayr (LMU München): Exposure to Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right. (Unexpected) Results from Austria (21 March 2016)

Florian Lehmer (IAB Nürnberg, Germany): Revisiting the Increasing Wage Inequality in Germany: The Role of Tasks (2 May 2016)

Julio Robledo (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): The Role of Firm Size in Choice and Enforcement of Patent Protection (9 May 2016)

Michael Roos (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): Global Production, Climate, and Societal Values (19 May 2016)

Julio Robledo (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany): The Role of Firm Size in Choice and Enforcement of Patent Protection (9 May 2016)

Jeanette Brosig-Koch (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): The Effects of Competition on Medical Service Provision - A Laboratory Test (23 May 2016)

Frank Goetzke (University of Louisville): Housing Prices, Gasoline Cost, and the Real Estate Crash of 2007–09 (30 May 2016)

Stefanie Schurer (University of Sydney): Education and non-cognitive skill development (31 May 2016)

Daniel Kühnle (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany): Early Child Care and Children’s Skill Development (1 June 2016)

Jan Bietenbeck (Lund University, Sweden): The Long-Term Impacts of Low-Achieving Childhood Peers: Evidence from Project STAR (28 June 2016)

Sebastian T. Braun (IfW Kiel, Germany): Testing Recent Theories with Evidence from Germany (4 July 2016)

Nicolas Salamanca (Melbourne Institute, Australia): Parenting Style as an Invetment in Human Development (11 July 2016)

Stefan Lamp (Yale University, USA): Sunspots that matter: behavioral biases in solar investment (14 July 2016)

Vincent Chandler (Saint Mary's University): What can we learn from doctoral scholarships (18 July 2016)

Steven Stillman (University of Bozen, Italy): Testing Theories of Gender Discrimination using Linked Employer-Employee Data (22 September 2016)

Christian Merkl (Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany): Business Cycle Asymmetries and the Labor Market (5 October 2016)

Thomas Grebel (Technische Universität Ilmenau): Measuring Technical Change in Renewable Energy Using DEA (10 October 2016)

Hermann Gartner (IAB Nürnberg): Wage posting as a positive selection device (14 November 2016)

Simon Janssen (IAB Nürnberg): The shelf-life of medium skilled workers in times of fundamental technological change (25 November 2016)

Thomas Cornelissen (University of York, United Kingdom): Peer Effects in the Workplace (6 December 2016)

Peter Zweifel (University of Zurich, Switzerland): A novel way to compare healthcare systems and to assess their potential competitiveness (12 December 2016)


Volker Böhm (Universität Bielefeld): Macroeconomic Modelling of Labour Markets (7. Januar 2015)

Stepan Jurajda (Charles University Prague): Gender Composition of Tertiary Education and Early Fertility (19. Januar 2015)

Robert Nuscheler (Universität Augsburg): Maternal Preferences and Child Prevention (30. Januar 2015)

Wilhelm Kuttler (Universität Duisburg Essen): Stadtklimaforschung und globaler Klimawandel
(2. Februar 2015)

Heinz Holling (Universität Münster): Meta-Analysis - an Efficient Statistical Method for Research Synthesis (12. Februar 2015)

Joseph Capuno (University of the Philippines School of Economics - zur Zeit Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies): Yardstick Competition and Redistributive Transfers: The Case of Social Health Insurance Coverage of the Poor under Decentralization in the Philippines (13. Februar 2015)

Nikolas Mittag (CERGE-EI, Prag): Using a Simple Method to Estimate Large Fixed Effects Models to Analyze Matching and Wage Dynamics at Job Transitions (19. Februar 2015)

Florian Baumann (DICE): We Want them all Covered! Collective Bargaining and Firm Heterogeneity. Theory and Evidence from Germany (10. März 2015)

Martin Karlsson (University of Duisburg-Essen): Thema wird noch bekannt gegeben (13. März 2015)

Ingo Isphording (IZA): Big Fishes in Small Ponds: Ability Rank and Human Capital Investment (16. März 2015)

Mark Piopiunik (Ifo-Institut): Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recession at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness (17. März 2015)

Timo Kuosmanen (Aalto University, Helsinki): A Brief Introduction into Production and Efficiency Analysis and an Example: The Finnish Energy Regulation (25. März 2015)

Daniel Baumgarten (LMU München): Temporary Agency Work and the Great Recession (7. Mai 2015)

Arne Gieseck (EZB): Forecasting at the ECB (19. Juni 2015)

Ira Gang (Economic Department, Rutgers School of Arts and Science): Titel wird noch bekannt gegeben (25. Juni 2015)

Hendrik Jürges (BU Wuppertal): Political Conflict, Child Mental Health, and Cognitive Development (30. Juni 2015)

Christina Gathmann (Universität Heidelberg): Access to Citizenship and the Social Integration of Immigrants (23. Oktober 2015)

Klaus Nowotny (Universität Salzburg, Österreich): Are Overqualified Migrants Self-selected? Evidence from CEE Countries (30. Oktober 2015)

Kenneth Sorensen (Universität Aarhus, Dänemark): Heterogeneous Effects on Earnings from an Early Effort in Labor Market Programs (2. November 2015)

Colin Green (Lancaster University): Female Directors, Key Committees, and Firm Performance (26. November 2015)

Kerstin Schneider (Bergische Universität Wuppertal): Quiet please! Adverse Effects of Noise on Child Development (7. Dezember 2015)

Bastien Chabé-Ferret (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgien): Baby Boom or Baby Bust: The Great Depression, Uncertainty and Fertility (18. Dezember 2015)


Dr. Alfredo Paloyo (University of Wollongong):  Effects of the "Blitzer-Marathon" NRW: Synthetic Control Method Approach (10. Januar 2014)

Prof. Andries de Grip (Maastricht University): Retirement and Cognitive Development in the Netherlands: Are the Retired Really Inactive? (24. Januar 2014)

Dr. Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics): Are All of the Good Men Fathers? The Effect of Having Children on Earnings (27. Januar 2014)

Pilar Garcia-Gomez (Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam): Early Life Circumstances and Earnings Over the Life-Cycle (24. Februar 2014)

Ansgar Wübker (Universität Witten-Herdecke): Invited, Informed and Fully Covered: Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Local Breast Cancer Screening Policies (21. März 2014)

Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger (Universität Freiburg): The Award of a Training Voucher: Employment and Earnings Effects (3. April 2014)

Paul Elhorst (University of Groningen): Competition in Research Activity among Economic Departments: Evidence by Negative Spatial Autocorrelation (7. April 2014)

Frank Goetzke (University of Louisville): Testing for Spatial Equilibrium Using Happiness Data (7. April 2014)

Gerhard Glomm (University of Indiana): Fiscal Austerity Measures: Spending Cuts vs. Tax Increases (25. April 2014)

Timo Baas (Universität Duisburg-Essen): The Impact of Labour Market Reforms on Trading Partners (8. Mai 2014)

Christoph Schwierz (EcoFin): Erfahrungen der Europäischen Kommission mit Anpassungsprogrammen der EU-Krisenstaaten (13. Mai 2014)

Steven Stillman (University of Otago): The Effect of Social Networks on Economic Outcomes: Evidence from Maori Ties to their Rohe (26. Mai 2014)

Raymond Montizaan (Maastricht University): Training Policies and Retirement Expectations (30. Juni 2014)

Martin Siegel (TU Berlin): Developing an Index of Potential Accessibility to Health Care Services at a Small Area Level in Germany” (28. August 2014)

Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne): Locus of Control and Savings (5. September 2014)

Pia Pinger (Universität Bonn): Intergenerational Effects of Economic Distress: Paternal Unemployment and Child Secondary Schooling Decisions (15. September 2014)

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak (Duke Sanford School of Public Policy): Cooking Up Change in the Himalayas: Evidence From Mixing Quasi-Experiments with an Experiment on Cookstove Promotion (23. September 2014)

Nadine Riedel (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Large and Influential: Firm Size and Governments’ Corporate Tax Rate Choice (30. September 2014)

Matthias Hertweck (Universität Konstanz): The Aggregate Effects of the Hartz Reforms in Germany (24. Oktober 2014)

Joscha Beckmann (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Recent Results from Exchange Rate Forecasting (27. Oktober 2014)

Alfredo R. Paloyo (University of Wollongong): The Forgotten Evaluation Tool: An Encouragement Design Experiment on Supplemental Instruction (10. November 2014)

Colin Green (Lancaster University): Traffic Accidents and the London Congestion Charge (11. November 2014)

Sebastian Petrick (IfW Kiel): The Impact of Carbon Trading on Industry: Evidence from German Manufacturing Firms (3. Dezember 2014)

Vincent Pohl (Queens University): Reinvestigating How Welfare Reform Influences Labor Supply: A Multiple Testing Approach (16. Dezember 2014)


Daniel Schnitzlein (DIW): Like Brother, Like Sister – The Importance of Family Background for Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills (17. Januar 2013)

Josef Montag (Masaryk University): An Analysis of Gender Gap Using Sexual Orientation (25. Januar 2013)

Silke Anger (DIW): Stop Smoking, Your Paycheck Will Thank You! Wage Effects from Smoking Cessation (28. Januar 2013)

Andreas Knabe (Universität Magdeburg): Spillover Effects of Minimum Wages – Theory and Experimental Evidence (18. Februar 2013)

Axel Werwatz (TU Berlin): Location, Location, location: Extracting Location Value from House Prices (22. Februar 2013)

Maksym Obrizan (Kyiv School of Economics, z.Zt. Universität Duisburg-Essen): Health Expenditures and Life Expectancy Around the World: A Quantile Regression Approach (18. März 2013

Harald Hau (University of Geneva): Bank Ratings: What Determines their Quality? (25. März 2013)

Jan Rouwendal (University Amsterdam): Diverging House Prices (22. April 2013)

Jens Südekum (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Profiles of Local Growth and Industrial Change: Facts and an Explanation (17. Mai 2013)

Bernd Fitzenberger (Universität Freiburg): Benchmarking Regions: Estimating the Counterfactual Distribution of Labor Market Outcomes (8. Juli 2013)

Nathan Fiala (DIW): Credit Constraints, Occupational Choice, and the Process of Development: Long Run Evidence from Cash Transfers in Uganda (29. Juli 2013)

Dr. Sebastian Braun (IfW Kiel): Immigration and Structural Change: Evidence from Post-War Germany (18. Oktober 2013)

Prof. Øivind Anti Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics): Assessing the Intergenerational Correlation in Disability Pension Recipiency (4. November 2013)

Prof. Andrea Weber (Universität Mannheim): Co-workers, Networks, and Job Search Outcomes (11. November 2013)

Dr. Boris Hirsch (Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen): The Cyclical Behaviour of Employers' Monopsony Power and Workers' Wages (12. November 2013)

Dr. Michael Boehm (LSE/IZA): Jobs, Houses, and Concentration? Evidence About the Locational Effects of Commuting Costs (15. November 2013)

Dr. Arne Uhlendorff (Universität Mannheim): The Role of Sickness in the Evaluation of Job Search Assistance and Sanctions (18. November 2013)

Dr. Daniel Avdic (Forschungsgruppenleiter am CINCH): Learning-by-doing in a High-skill Profession When Stakes Are High: Evidence from Advanced Cancer Surgery (13. Dezember 2013)


Marie Paul (Mercator School of Management): The Heterogeneous Effects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions (12. März 2012)

Christian Bredemeier (TU Dortmund): Minimum Wages and Female Labor Supply in Germany (10. Mai 2012)

Michael Frank (eon-Kraftwerksleiter Kraftwerk Scholven): Konventionelle Erzeugung und schönes Wetter - wie verträgt sich das? (14. Mai 2012)

Tobias Kretschmer (LMU München): Pre-Entry Experience and Post-Entry Performance in The Global Mobile Telecoms Industry (4. Juni 2012)

Colin Green (Lancaster University): Play Hard, Shirk Hard? The Effect of Bar Hours Regulation on Absence (9. Juli 2012)

Giorgio Brunello (University of Padua): Books Are Forever: Early Life Conditions, Education and Lifetime Income (3. September 2012)

Thomas Siedler (Universität Hamburg): The Economics of Information: Job Information Centers and Labor Market Outcomes (13. September 2012)

Thomas Schlösser (Universität zu Köln): Why Do People Trust? Ruling out some Rational Accounts of Interpersonal Trust (19. September 2012)

Martin Karlsson (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Short- and Long-term Effects of Free Maternal Care – Evidence from a Natural Experiment (29. Oktober 2012)

Elke Jahn (IAB): Is There Monopsonistic Discrimination Against Immigrants? First Evidence from Linked Employer–employee Data (14. November 2012)

Juliane Köberlein-Neu (Bergisches Kompetenzzentrum für Gesundheitsmanagement und Public Health): The Impact of Prospective Financing Tools for Hospitals on Inpatient Care of Vulnerable Patient Groups in Europe (7. Dezember 2012)


Mathias Trabandt (EZB): Involuntary Unemployment and the Business Cycle (28. Februar 2011)

Bernd Wilfling (Universität Münster): Short-selling Constraints and Stock-return Volatility: Empirical Evidence from the German Stock Market (3. März 2011)

Tobias Hackmann (Forschungszentrum Generationenverträge Universität Freiburg): LOS(T) in Long-Term Care: Empirical Evidence from German Data 2000-2009 (3. Mai 2011)

Peter J. Kuhn (University of California): Gender Discrimination in Job Ads: Theory and Evidence (9. Mai 2011)

Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics): Winning Big but Feeling No Better? The Effect of Lottery Prizes on Physical and Mental Health (12. Mai 2011)

Kornelius Kraft (TU Dortmund): Die Auswirkungen von Betriebsräten auf das Beschäftigungswachstum (23. Mai 2011)

Hendrik Jürges (Universität Wuppertal): Education and Health: What is the Evidence and What More Do We Need to Know? (30. Mai 2011)

Jan-Christoph Rülke (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management): Do Private Sector Forecasters Herd from the German Council of Economic Experts? (9. Juni 2011)

Stefan Boeters (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis): Optimal Tax Progressivity in Unionised Labour Markets – Simulation Results for Germany (18. August 2011)

Jörg Spenkuch (University of Chicago): Racial Discrimination and Job Finding (24. Oktober 2011)

Michael Grimm (ISS Rotterdam): Investment Decisions of Small Entrepreneurs in a Context of Strong Sharing Norms (14. November 2011)

Andreas Schmid (Universität Bayreuth): Consolidation and Concentration in the German Hospital Market (13. Dezember 2011)


Michael Roos (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Caught in the past: The role of historical data in expectation formation (17. Februar 2010)

Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas): Strike Three: Discrimination, Incentives and Evaluation (11. März 2010)

Martin Werding (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): How do migrants choose their destination country? An analysis of Institutional Determinants (18. März 2010)

Malte Hübner (Sachverständigenrat): Welfare Competition in Germany: Decentralization, the Intensity of Competition and some evidence for the factor flow theory (15. April 2010)

Thomas Zwick (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München): Which personnel measures are effective in increasing the productivity of older employees? (19. April 2010)

Ronald Schettkat (Universität Wuppertal): Gedöns und andere wichtige Sachen von der sozialen Revolution (29. April 2010)

Ben Kriechel (University of Maastricht): On the reform of a firm's hierarchical workplace (3. Mai 2010)

Sue Man Fan (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Modern tests for forecast evaluation and their application to asset price models (27. Mai 2010)

Bernhad Boockmann (IAW): Intensifying the Use of Benefit Sanctions: An Effective Tool to Activate Welfare Recipients? (7. Juni 2010)

Todd Sorensen (University of California): The Effect of Immigration on Ethnic Composition and Occupational Reallocation (14. Juni 2010)

Nicole Gürtzgen (ZEW): Wage Insurance within German Firms – Do Institutions matter? (24. Juni 2010)

Heiko Peters (Sachverständigenrat): Outside Board Memberships of CEOs: Signal for Expertise or Entrenchment? (1. Juli 2010)

Mark Wooden (University of Melbourne): Transitions Out of Casual Employment: The Australian Experience (8. Juli 2010)

Hans Georg Nehen (Universität Duisburg-Essen): Probleme der Gerontologie/der Geriatrie (11. Oktober 2010)

Andreas Werblow (TU Dresden): Einfluss des Demografischen Wandels auf die Patientenstruktur in deutschen Krankenhäusern (8. November2010)

Bruce Chapman (Australian National University): Student Loan Reforms for German Higher Education: Financing Tuition Fees (12. November 2010)

Kai Konrad (Max-Planck-Institut): Social mobility and redistributive taxation (18. November 2010)

Olivier Bargain (University College Dublin): Tax-Benefit Systems in Europe and the US:  between Equity and Efficiency (29. November 2010)


Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam): Risk Attitude and Wage Growth: Replication and Reconstruction (8. Januar 2009)

Jaap Abbring (Free University of Amsterdam): Mixed Hitting Time Models (with a labor market application) (22. Januar 2009)

Jan Erik Askildsen (University of Bergen): Monitoring prioritization in a public health care sector (9. Februar 2009)

Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna): Wage policies of a Russian firm and the financial crisis of 1998: Evidence from personnel data – 1997 to 2002 (18. Februar 2009)

Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA Bonn): Explaining how delayed motherhood affects fertility dynamics in Europe. (19. Februar 2009)

Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam): Risk Attitude and Wage Growth: Replication and Reconstruction (11. März 2009)

Uwe Sunde (Universität St. Gallen, IZA Bonn): Life Expectancy and Economic Growth: The Role of the Demographic Transition (19. März 2009)

Horst Entorf (Universität Frankfurt): Is Being Soft on Crime the Solution to Rising Crime Rates? Evidence from Germany (1. April 2009)

Frank Nikolaus (Berufsverband der Unternehmensstrukturierer): Unternehmensrestrukturierung in den Zeiten der Finanzkrise. Sanierungsfeindliches Umfeld? (25. Juni 2009)

Christian von Weizsäcker (Universität zu Köln): Staatsschulden als weltwirtschaftliches Steuerungsinstrument (16. Juli 2009)

Colin Green (Universität Lancaster): Employment Protection, Threat and Incentive Effects on Worker Absence (23. Juli 2009)

Robert Schwager (Universität Göttingen): Fiskalwettbewerb im Hochschulwesen (13. August 2009)

Agata Maida (Laboratorio Revelli): Rent-sharing, Holdup, and Wages: Evidence from Matched Panel Data (29. Oktober 2009)

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (Universität Linz): Price points in e-commerce (26. Oktober 2009)

Kerstin Schneider (Universität Wuppertal): „Freie“ Schulwahl in Deutschland: Die Effekte der Auflösung der Grundschulbezirke in NRW (19. November 2009)

Arne Uhlendorf (Universität Mannheim): Benefit Duration, Unemployment Duration and Job Match Quality: A Regression-Discontinuity Approach (26. November 2009)


Markus Pannenberg (FH Bielefeld/DIW Berlin): Risk Aversion, Reservation Wages and Search Intensity: Evidence for Germany (6. März 2008)

Marco Sahm (Universität München): Optimal Democratic Mechanisms for Income Taxation and Public Good Provision (13. März 2008)

Justina Fischer (Stockholm School of Economics): Globalization and Protection of Employment (17. April 2008)

Juan Barón (Australien National University): Locus of Control, Parental Background, and Youth’ Educational Outcomes (24. April 2008)

Carsten Colombier und Werner Weber (Finanzministerium der Schweiz): Langfristperspektiven der öff entlichen Finanzen in der Schweiz (15. Mai 2008)

Thomas Kopetsch (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung): Gesundheitspolitik (29. Mai 2008)

Thomas Dohmen (University of Maastricht): Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Related to Cognitive Ability (29. Mai 2008)

Franesca Fabbri (Universität München): Intermarriage and Labour Market Performance: Ethnic Minorities in Britain (26. Juni 2008)

Holger Bonin (ZEW Mannheim): Incidence and Sources of Wage Rigidity in Germany: Evidence from a New Employer Survey (17. Juli 2008)

Steven Stillmann (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research): The Impact of Immigration on Child Health: Experimental Evidence from a Migration Lottery Program (15. Oktober 2008)

Bernd Jonas (ThyssenKrupp): Höhe der Steuersubstratverlagerung deutscher Unternehmen ins Ausland (16. Oktober 2008)

Laszlo Goerke (Universität Tübingen): An Economic Analysis of Dismissal Legislation: Determinants of Severance Pay in West Germany (12. November 2008)

Bas ter Weel (University of Maastricht): Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits (20. November 2008)

Christoph Wunder (Universität Bamberg): Alter und Lebenszufriedenheit: Einige Überlegungen zu inhaltlichen und methodischen Aspekten (4. Dezember 2008)

Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Leicester): Human Capital Accumulation and Labor Market Equilibrium (17. Dezember 2008)

Liana Jacobi (University of Melbourne): Climbing the Drug Staircase: A Bayesian Analysis of the Initiation of Hard Drug Use (18. Dezember 2008)


Daniela Flörchinger

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