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Working Hour Arrangements and Working Hours - A Microeconometric Analysis Based on German Time Use Diary Data

Merz, Joachim; Burgert, Derik

The labour market providing individual resources and economic well-being is an actual topic in the economic and social policy discussion. In the course of time the traditional full-time work is diminishing, new labour arrangements are discussed (keyword: flexible labour markets). This study will con...

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Who feels constrained by high debt burdens? Subjective vs. objective measures of household indebtedness

Keese, Matthias

This paper analyzes differences in self-assessed debt burdens of German households confronted with an objective debt burden. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, my econometric analysis shows that a household's subjective debt burden is not only influenced by the current constellation of...

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What gravity models can tell us about the position of German FDI in Central and Eastern Europe

Jungnickel, Rolf; Borrmann, Christine; Keller, Dietmar

The tradition of gravity models is in the analysis of trade flows with market size and geographic or economic distance as core variables. Both these variables can be important determinants of FDI, too. However, when such models are used to explain FDI, there can be differences in the mode of operati...

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What drives the productive efficiency of a firm?: the importance of industry, location, R&D, and size

Badunenko, Oleg; Fritsch, Michael; Stephan, Andreas

This paper investigates the factors that explain the level and dynamics of manufacturing firm productive efficiency. In our empirical analysis, we use a unique sample of about 39,000 firms in 256 industries from the German Cost Structure Census over the years 1992-2005. We estimate the efficiencies ...

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Ways to achieve economic stabilization and the transition to a market economy

United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; Division for Economic Analysis and Projections
1992-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Value-at-risk forecasts under scrutiny - the German experience

Jaschke, Stefan; Stahl, Gerhard; Stehle, Richard

We present an analysis of the VaR forecasts and the P&L-series of all 12 German banks that used internal models for regulatory purposes throughout the period from the beginning of 2001 to the end of 2004. One task of a supervisor is to estimate the 'recalibration factor', i.e., by how much a bank ov...

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Using Analysis of Gini (ANoGi) for Detecting Whether Two Sub-Samples Represent the Same Universe: The SOEP Experience

Frick, Joachim R.; Goebel, Jan; Schechtman, Edna; Wagner, Gert G.; Yitzhaki, Shlomo

A particular shortcoming of panel surveys is potential bias arising from selective attrition. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) we analyze potential artifacts (level, structure, inequality of income) by comparing results from two independently drawn panel sub-samples, s...

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Unemployment Duration and the Length of Entitlement Periods for Unemployment Benefits: Do the IAB Employment Subsample and the German Socio-Economic Panel Yield the Same Results?

Biewen, Martin; Wilke, Ralf A.

We compare information on the length of unemployment spells contained in the IAB employment subsample (IABS) and in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Due to the lack of information on registered unemployment in the IABS, we use two proxies of unemployment in the IABS as introduced by Fitzenbe...

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Tropical cyclone losses in the USA and the impact of climate change: a trend analysis based on a new dataset

Schmidt, Silvio; Kemfert, Claudia; Höppe, Peter

Economic losses caused by tropical cyclones have increased dramatically. It can be assumed that most losses are due to increased prosperity and a greater tendency for people to settle in exposed areas, but also that the growing incidence of severe cyclones is due to climate change. This paper aims t...

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The supervisor's portfolio: the market price risk of German banks from 2001 to 2003 - Analysis and models for risk aggregation

Memmel, Christoph; Wehn, Carsten

The Value at Risk of a portfolio differs from the sum of the Values at Risk of the portfolio's components. In this paper, we analyze the problem of how a single economic risk figure for the Value at Risk of a hypothetical portfolio composed of different commercial banks might be obtained for a super...

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The relationship between economic growth and inequality: evidence from the age of market liberalism

Angeles-Castro, Gerardo

Based on panel data we find that the inequality-growth relationship follows an ordinary-U curve during the period 1970-1998, in which inequality first decreases and then increases with economic growth. We also find some evidence that the increasing pattern of inequality may reverse at higher levels ...

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The quality of insurance intermediary services: An analysis of conduct and performance in the German market of insurance intermediation

Eckardt, Martina

Based on a sample of 946 German insurance intermediaries, the factors that affect the quality of the information services provided by them are studied using OLS-estimations. Applying a search theoretical approach, we analyze the impact of supply and demand side variables on service quality. Besides,...

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The impact of regional and demographic factors on the efficiency of German savings banks

Conrad, Alexander; Neuberger, Doris; Trigo Gamarra, Lucinda

This paper examines the influence of environmental factors on technical, cost, scale and revenue efficiency of German savings banks in 2001-2005. Taking into account growing regional disparities in economic wealth and population size, it differentiates between declining and growing regions. Regional...

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The impact of network structure on knowledge transfer: an application of social network analysis in the context of regional innovation networks

Fritsch, Michael; Kauffeld-Monz, Martina

We analyze information and knowledge transfer in a sample of 16 German regional innovation networks with almost 300 firms and research organizations involved. The results indicate that strong ties are more beneficial for the exchange of knowledge and information than weak ties. Moreover, our results...

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The health gradient and early retirement : evidence from the German Socio-economic Panel

Hostenkamp, Gisela; Stolpe, Michael

This paper examines the role of the health gradient – the positive correlation between household income and health – in individual retirement behavior, using data from the German Socio-economic Panel (GSOEP). We first estimate agegroup-specific health gradients and find their slope increases with ag...

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22

The globalization of steam coal markets and the role of logistics: an empirical analysis

Zaklan, Aleksandar; Cullmann, Astrid; Neumann, Anne; Hirschhausen, Christian von

In this paper, we provide a comprehensive multivariate cointegration analysis of three parts of the steam coal value chain - export, transport and import prices. The analysis is based on a rich dataset of international coal prices; in particular, we combine data on steam coal prices with freight rat...

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The efficiency of German public theaters: a stochastic frontier analysis approach

Last, Anne-Kathrin; Wetzel, Heike

In recent years the economic performance of public non-profit sectors such as cultural services has become an interesting economic issue. This is due to the high dependence of cultural institutions on public funding on the one hand and the increasing cost-pressure on public budgets on the other hand...

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The effects of liberalization and deregulation on the performance of financial institutions: The case of the German life insurance market

Trigo Gamarra, Lucinda

The German insurance market was liberalized in 1994 by the introduction of the 'single passport' allowing European insurers to operate throughout the entire European Union. The European directive put also an end to price and insurance contract terms regulation. These measures were meant for removing...

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The effects of knowledge management on innovative success: an empirical analysis of German firms

Cantner, Uwe; Joel, Kristin; Schmidt, Tobias

The aim of this paper is to analyse the effects of knowledge management on the innovation success of firms in Germany. Using a matching procedure on data from the German Innovation Survey of 2003 (“Mannheim Innovation Panel”), we pair firms applying knowledge management with twin firms...

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The effects of knowledge management on innovative success: an empirical analysis of German firms

Cantner, Uwe; Joel, Kristin; Schmidt, Tobias

The aim of this paper is to analyse the effects of knowledge management on the innovation success of firms in Germany. Using a matching procedure on data from the German Innovation Survey of 2003 (Mannheim Innovation Panel), we pair firms applying knowledge management with twin firms with similar ch...

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The development of employers' training investments over time: a decomposition analysis using German establishment data

Goerlitz, Katja

Using establishment data covering the time period 1997 to 2007, this paper investigates trends of employer-sponsored further training in Germany, with a focus on the share of establishments that undertake training investments. I find an increasing trend for West and East German establishments alike....

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The determinants of smoking initiation: empirical evidence for Germany

Göhlmann, Silja

This paper aims at analyzing the determinants of the decision to start smoking using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). The data used is a combination of retrospective information on the age individuals started smoking and,by tracing back these individuals within the panel structure ...

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The Milk Inventory Management Study: Economic Modeling for Dairy Policy Analysis

Blayney, D. P.; United States; Economic Research Services; Commodity Economics Division
1994-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

34

The German innovation system : conceptions, institutions and economic efficency

Klodt, Henning

The economic analysis of technology policy suggests non-distortive public support of private innovative activities with a stress upon basic rather than applied research. Actual technology policy in Germany is marked by a high degree of sectoral selectivity which results from the dominance of direct ...

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The Effect of Pharmaceutical Utilisation and Innovation on Hospitalisation and Mortality

Lichtenberg, F.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO); CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Surveying Two Centuries of Dutch Growth, 1807-1995: (Dis)equilibrium Growth Regimes in International Perspective

van Zanden, J. L.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO); CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

42

Support Vector Machines (SVM) as a technique for solvency analysis

Auria, Laura; Moro, Rouslan A.

This paper introduces a statistical technique, Support Vector Machines (SVM), which is considered by the Deutsche Bundesbank as an alternative for company rating. A special attention is paid to the features of the SVM which provide a higher accuracy of company classification into solvent and insolve...

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Supply Chain Analysis of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Germany

Hart, Volker; Kavallari, Aikaterini; Schmitz, Peter Michael; Wronka, Tobias C.

With a population of 82.5 million, the German market is the largest in the EU and therefore of special interest for the trade partners. Despite an unsatisfying economic development in the last years (lowest GDP growth in the EU and rising unemployment, see Table 9 in the annex) Germany is still a ve...

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Stages and timing of economic reform

United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; Division for Economic Analysis and Projections
1992-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

45

Spillovers in Vocational Training

Bornemann, Stefan

The German apprenticeship system is often considered a role model for vocational education. Its influence on economic growth and technological progress through the provision of human capital to the workforce is widely acknowledged. But recent declines in the number of apprenticeships have led to inc...

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Soziale Unterschiede in der Lebenserwartung Datenquellen in Deutschland und Analysemöglichkeiten des SOEP

Kroll, Lars Eric; Lampert, Thomas

'In diesem Beitrag werden Möglichkeiten zur Analyse sozialer Unterschiede in der Lebenserwartung auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) dargestellt. Einleitend wird ein Überblick über verschiedene Datenquellen zur Analyse sozial differenzieller Sterblichkeit gegeben und der Forschungsstand ...

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Social and Economic Issues of CIM - An International Comparison

Maly, M.; United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
1991-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

49

Smart capital in German start-ups: an empirical analysis

Schäfer, Dorothea; Schilder, Dirk

It is still an open question what kind of smart capital relational investors actually supply. We divide smart capital into several components and conduct a survey among 85 German suppliers of start-up finance. The results show that the degree of smartness is determined by the financial product use...

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Single- versus multi-channel distribution strategies in the German life insurance market: A cost and profit efficiency analysis

Trigo Gamarra, Lucinda

Until its liberalisation in 1994 exclusive agents dominated the distribution of products in the German life insurance industry. Since then, their importance has been declining for the benefit of both distribution via direct distribution channel and independent agents. However, the market shares of s...

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Seasonal Analysis of Fire Insurance Claims in Kuwait

El-Habashi, M. H.; El-Bassiouni, M. Y.; Atlantic Economic Society
1989-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

54

Respondent behavior in panel studies : a case study for income-nonresponse by means of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)

Schräpler, Jörg-Peter

Many validation studies deal with item-nonresponse and measurement error in earnings data. In this paper we explore motives of respondents for the failure to reveal earnings using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). GSOEP collects socio-economic information of private households in the Federal ...

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Respondent Behavior in Panel Studies A Case Study of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)

Schräpler, Jörg-Peter

In the past there have been many empirical studies dealing with the behavior of respondents in interview situations. Most of these refer to data from surveys and describe an interview situation where respondents and interviewer meet only once. The advantage of this study is the possibility of invest...

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Resale price maintenance for books in Germany and the European Union: a legal and economic analysis

Backhaus, Jurgen G; Hansen , Reginald

Traditionally, in the German language area, the resale or end-sale price charged for new books in bookstores to the end customer has been a fixed or list price, observance of the list being enforced by the German Book Traders'' Association (Boersenverein des deutschen Buchhandels). The associatio...

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Regulierung durch Corporate Governance Kodizes

Schwarz, Sebastian Henner

Der Deutsche Corporate Governance Kodex (DCGK) entfaltet trotz seiner rechtlichen Unverbindlichkeit als sog. „Weiches Recht“ oder „Soft Law“ erhebliche tatsächliche Wirkungen. Für Vorstände und Aufsichtsräte bestehen starke Anreize zur Befolgung, vor allem, um damit einen positiven Signalling-Effekt...

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Public pensions, changing employment patterns, and the impact of pension reforms across birth cohorts: A microsimulation analysis for Germany

Geyer, Johannes; Steiner, Viktor

We analyze the impact of changing employment patterns and pension reforms on the future level of public pensions across birth cohorts in Germany. The analysis is based on a rich dataset that combines household survey data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and process-produced microda...

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Prospective structural change in the West German economy

Donges, Juergen Bernhard; Klodt, Henning; Schmidt, Klaus-Dieter

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Productivity, R&D Spillovers and Trade

Fagerberg, J.; Verspagen, B.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO) et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Productivity and Specificity in Factor Inputs

Bartelsman, E. J.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO); CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Potential gains from mergers in local public transport: an efficiency analysis applied to Germany

Walter, Matthias; Cullmann, Astrid

We analyze potential gains from hypothetical mergers in local public transport using the non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis with bias corrections by means of bootstrapping. Our sample consists of 41 public transport companies from Germany's most densely populated region, North Rhine-Westphalia...

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Political conditions for dealing with the economic and social crisis

United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; Division for Economic Analysis and Projections
1992-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

70

Persistence and determinants of firm profit in emerging markets

Stephan, Andreas; Tsapin, Andriy

The paper studies the persistence of profit and its determinants in emerging markets. We apply Markov chain analysis, dynamic panel GMM estimation, and quantile regression techniques to a panel of approximately 3,000 Ukrainian companies. The empirical results show a moderate level of profit persiste...

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No place like home? . location choice and firm survival after forced relocation in the German machine tool industry

Buenstorf, Guido; Guenther, Christina

We study location choices and firm performance in the German machine tool industry, focusing on the forced migration of East German firms after World War II. Our analysis of location choices supports earlier findings that industry agglomerations attract further entrants. Relocating firms outperforme...

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Next stop: restructuring?: a nonparametric efficiency analysis of German public transport companies

Hirschhausen, Christian von; Cullmann, Astrid

In this paper, we present a nonparametric comparative efficiency analysis of 179 communal public transport bus companies in Germany (1990-2004). We apply both deterministic data envelopment analysis (DEA) and bootstrapping to test the robustness of our estimates and to test the hypothesis of global ...

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Multiple-Phase Economic Dynamics

Day, R. H.; Tokyo Institute of Technology; Keio Economic Society
1995-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

78

Measuring and Explaining Government Inefficiency in Developing Countries

Van de Sijpe, Nicolas; Rayp, Glenn

We show the relevance of government expenditure inefficiency using the Barro (1990) model. We estimate government inefficiency for 52 developing countries using a data envelopment analysis. The estimated inefficiencies are subsequently used in a general to specific approach in order to identify thei...

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Maintenance of and innovation in long-term panel studies : the case of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)

Wagner, Gert G.; Schupp, Jürgen

The availability of panel data on the basis of micro data has become an indispensable component of the infrastructure of empirically oriented social scientists and economists. This is also a consequence of the fact that, for a panel survey, the quality of both content and methodological analyses inc...

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Labour market outcomes of second generation immigrants: how heterogeneous are they really?

Schurer, Stefanie; Vance, Colin

The second and third generation of immigrants have been the centre of a lively debate about the economic integration of immigrants into their host societies, but there is little empirical evidence on the German case. In this study I comprehensively portray the labour market outcomes of second genera...

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Labour Productivity Growth in Dutch Business Services

van der Wiel, H. P.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO); CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

85

Knowledge, Technology, and Economic Growth during the Industrial Revolution

Mokyr, J.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO); CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

86

Key parameters and efficiency of Mexican manufacturing: are there still differences between the north and the south? ; an application of nested and stochastic frontier panel data models

Braun, Frauke G.; Cullmann, Astrid

This study explores the prevalence and nature of the regional divide for the Mexican manufacturing production across sub-national regions. We utilize a unique panel of municipality-level data from the manufacturing sector. An important contribution is the use of different panel methods to account fo...

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Job Stability Trends, Layoffs, and Transitions to Unemployment : An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

Bergemann, Annette; Mertens, Antje

This paper studies the evolution of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we first show that the median elapsed tenure declined for men between 1984 and 1999. Second, estimating proportional Cox hazard models with competing risks and controls for stock sampl...

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Job Stability Trends, Layoffs and Quits An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

Bergemann, Annette; Mertens, Antje

This paper studies signs and reasons of decline of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984-1997, we look at two measures for job stability. Based on repeated cross sectional data we first show that medium elapsed tenure declined for men. Secondly, we find ...

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Interpreting the "One Big Wave" in U.S. Long-term Productivity Growth

Gordon, R. J.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO); CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis et al.
2000-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

90

International benchmarking in electricity distribution: a comparison of French and German utilities

Cullmann, Astrid; Crespo, Hélène; Plagnet, Marie-Anne

In this paper we present an international cross-country benchmarking analysis for utility regulation of France and Germany, the two largest electricity distribution countries in Europe. We examine the relative performance of 99 French and 77 German distribution companies operating within two differe...

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Inequality and growth: A joint analysis of demand and supply

Shen, Ling

The paper contributes to the literature of income inequality and economic growth in two directions. First, it analyzes the impact of income inequality on economic growth both through the supply of human capital and the incentive to invent induced by the demand for better quality goods. Secondly, I d...

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Incentive effects of fiscal equalization: has Russian style improved?

Freinkman, Lev; Kholodilin, Konstantin A.; Thießen, Ulrich

The effects of inter-government fiscal arrangements on variation in regional economic growth are analyzed for Russia, a country with large cross-regional differences and considerable fiscal redistribution. Moreover, fiscal reforms implemented in the first half of 2000s, which followed to some extent...

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Impacts of the German support for renewable energy on electricity prices, emissions and profits: an analysis based on a European electricity market model

Traber, Thure; Kemfert, Claudia

Effects of renewable support legislation on electricity prices have been analyzed with a plethora of models. However, these models neglect at least one of the following aspects which we take into account in our analysis: oligopolistic market behavior of dominant firms, emission trading, restricted e...

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Heterogeneity versus homogeneity? Transformation of wage relations of the French and the German public telephone operators ; the case of directory inquiry services

Georges, Isabel

The paper combines approaches of macro-economic regulation and interactional analysis in order to study the impact of privatisation on wage relations of the French and the German public telephone operator in the field of directory inquiry services. This multi-level (individual, local and company-wid...

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Google econometrics and unemployment forecasting

Askitas, Nikolaos; Zimmermann, Klaus F.

The current economic crisis requires fast information to predict economic behavior early, which is difficult at times of structural changes. This paper suggests an innovative new method of using data on internet activity for that purpose. It demonstrates strong correlations between keyword searches ...

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Google econometrics and unemployment forecasting

Askitas, Nikolaos; Zimmermann, Klaus F.

The current economic crisis requires fast information to predict economic behavior early, which is difficult at times of structural changes. This paper suggests an innovative new method of using data on internet activity for that purpose. It demonstrates strong correlations between keyword searches ...

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Global imbalances and the current account adjustment process: An empirical analysis

Tippkötter, Marius

This paper investigates the impact of the exchange rate regime on the current account adjustment process. In a first step, the present analysis assesses previous empirical work supporting the predominant view that more flexible exchange rate regimes facilitate current account adjustments. Using a FG...

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Gender Ideology, Division of Housework, and the Geographic Mobility Families

Jürges, Hendrik

The paper studies the relevance of gender ideology for the geographic mobility of families using data from the German Socio-economic Panel. The analysis proceeds in two steps. First, it is shown single men and women - who are in some sense "unconstrained" optimizers - reveal identical mobility patte...

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From transition to competition: dynamic efficiency analysis of Polish electricity distribution companies

Cullmann, Astrid; Hirschhausen, Christian von

In this paper we test the hypothesis that the economic transition toward a market economy increases the efficiency of firms. We study 32 Polish electricity distribution companies between 1997-2002, by applying common benchmarking methods to the panel: the nonparametric data envelopment analysis (DEA...

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Fixed-term Contracts as Sorting Mechanisms: Evidence From Job Durations in West Germany

Boockmann, Bernhard; Hagen, Tobias

We estimate the effect of initial episodes under fixed-term contracts (FTCs) on job duration in the further course of the employment spell, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) from 1985 to 2002. Using a statistical matching approach, we find that job exit rates are initially much ...

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Financial Liberalisation, Bureaucratic Corruption and Economic

Blackburn, Keith; Forgues-Puccio, Gonzalo F.

We study the effect of international financial integration on economic development when the quality of governance may be compromised by corruption. Our analysis is based on a dynamic general equilibrium model of a small economy in which growth is driven by capital accumulation and public policy is a...

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Family Background Variables as Instruments for Education in Income Regressions: A Bayesian Analysis

Hoogerheide, L.F.; Block, J.H.; Thurik, A.R.

The validity of family background variables instrumenting education in income regressions has been much criticized. In this paper, we use data of the 2004 German Socio-Economic Panel and Bayesian analysis in order to analyze to what degree violations of the strong validity assumption affect the esti...

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108

External economic aspect of the market

United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; Division for Economic Analysis and Projections
1992-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

110

Exchange rate risk and economic reform: the case of endogenous institutional change in China

Veit, Wolfgang

Over the past 15 years the mutual importance of institutional economics and development economics have grown strongly. This paper attempts to apply institutional analysis to issues of economic development by analysing China?s reform process after her accession to the WTO on the background of the hyp...

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Evaluating the Impact of Colonialism on Economic Development: A Counterfactual Analysis

Kaniyathu, Sunny John

Did colonization a ect the patterns of development of the colonized territories. I draw attention to the importance of counterfactuals and claim that assessments of the colonial impact are contingent on the counterfactual employed. Paying attention to counterfactuals enables us to design an empirica...

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Evaluating Projects in a Dynamic Economy: Some New Envelope Results

Li, Chuan-Zhong; Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf

This paper is concerned with the modern theory of social cost-benefit analysis in a dynamic economy. The theory emphasizes the role of a comprehensive, forward-looking, dynamic welfare index within the period of the project rather than that of a project's long-term consequences. However, what consti...

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113

Evaluating Greek equity funds using Data Envelopment Analysis

Babalos, Vassilios; Caporale, Guglielmo Maria; Philippas, Nikolaos

This study assesses the relative performance of Greek equity funds employing a non-parametric method, specifically Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Using an original sample of cost and operational attributes we explore the effect of each variable on funds' operational efficiency for an oligopolistic...

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114

Environmentally oriented energy policy and stock returns: an empirical analysis

Oberndorfer, Ulrich; Ziegler, Andreas

This paper analyzes the effect of environmental regulation on stock returns (as a measure of economic performance) for German energy corporations. By using event study methodology, we consider the last minute victory of the acting government in the 2002 German federal elections to the Lower House of...

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Environmentally Oriented Energy Policy and Stock Returns: An Empirical Analysis

Oberndorfer, Ulrich; Ziegler, Andreas

This paper analyzes the effect of environmental regulation on stock returns (as a measure of economic performance) for German energy corporations. By using event study methodology, we consider the last minute victory of the acting government in the 2002 German federal elections to the Lower House of...

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Environmental tax differentiation between industries and households - implications for efficiency and employment: a multi-sector intertemporal CGE analysis for Germany

Böhringer, Christoph

This paper investigates the economic impacts of environmental tax reforms designed to reach given emission reduction targets for the German economy. Our focus is on the efficiency and employment implications of alternative schemes for emission tax differentiation between the production sector and th...

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Effiziente Risikoallokation bei Kreditkartensystemen : eine Untersuchung anhand der oekonomischen Analyse des Rechts Efficient Risk Allocation in Credit Card Systems : an examination on the basis of the Economic Analysis of Law

Langenbucher, Anja

Trotz ständig steigender Bedeutung kartengebundener Zahlungssysteme fehlt es im deutschen Zivilrecht an einer speziellen Regelung für Kreditkarten und den mannigfachen Risiken, die sich bei deren Gebrauch ergeben können. Aus diesem Grund kommt den Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen, also den von den K...

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120

Efficient Compensation for Employees' Inventions: An Economic Analysis of a Legal Reform in Germany

Will, Birgit; Kirstein, Roland

The German law on employees' inventions requires employees to report to their employer any invention made in relation with the work contract. An employer claiming the right to the invention is obliged to pay a compensation to the employee. Up to now, this compensation is a matter of negotiations. A ...

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121

Economic history of perestroika and causes of the present country-wide and social crisis

United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; Division for Economic Analysis and Projections
1992-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

122

Economic Surveys and the Scientific Method

Carlson, J. A.; Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys
1992-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

123

Economic Causes of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: A Panel Data Analysis for 2000s

da Silva, Jorge Hargrave Gonçalves; Kis-Katos, Krisztina

We use newly launched and some never before analyzed datasets, to assess the recent economic and policy determinants of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. We estimate panel data models for the years between 2002 and 2007 for 368 municipalities in the region using municipality fixed effects and G...

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124

Economic Aspects of FMS Diffusion in the World

Tchijov, I.; United Nations; Economic Commission for Europe; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
1991-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

125

Economic Analysis of Risk and Insurance

Sakai, Y.; Society for Risk Analysis; Society for Risk Analysis; Japan Section
1997-01-01

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EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements - Empirical Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Vollmer, Sebastian; Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada; Nowak-Lehmann D., Felicitas; Klann, Nils

Since early 2008 interim trade agreements between the EU and six regions of ACP countries (respectively sub-groups within the region) are in force. These agreements could be stepping stones towards full Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and all ACP countries. We estimate the welfare eff...

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Drivers of exchange rate dynamics in selected CIS countries: evidence from a FAVAR analysis

Dreger, Christian; Fidrmuc, Jarko

We investigate the likely sources of exchange rate dynamics in selected CIS countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) over the past decade (1999-2008). The analysis is based on country VAR models augmented by a regional common factor structure (FAVAR model). The mo...

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Does higher cost inefficiency imply higher profit inefficiency? Evidence on inefficiency and ownership of German hospitals

Herr, Annika; Schmitz, Hendrik; Augurzky, Boris

This paper investigates cost and profit efficiency of German hospitals. More specifically, it deals with the question how hospital efficiency varies with ownership, patient structure,and other exogenous factors, which are neither inputs nor outputs of the production process. We conduct a Stochastic ...

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Does aging influence sectoral employment shares?: evidence from panel data

Thießen, Ulrich; Kholodilin, Konstantin A.; Siliverstovs, Boriss

In this study, we investigate whether population aging influences employment shares in different economic sectors. To this end, we employ dynamic panel data analysis. Our unbalanced data set comprises 54 countries and extends to a maximum time period from 1970 till 2004. Our results suggest that the...

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Do Technology Spillovers Matter for Growth?

Rensman, M.; Kuper, G. H.; Centre for Economic Growth (CCSO) et al.
2000-01-01

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Distribution and Development in a Model of Misgovernance

Blackburn, Keith; Forgues-Puccio, Gonzalo F.

This paper presents an analysis of bureaucratic corruption, income inequality and economic development. The analysis is based on a dynamic general equilibrium model in which bureaucrats are appointed by the government to implement a redistributive programme of taxes and subsidies designed to benefit...

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Differences in the earnings distribution of self- and dependent employed German men: evidence from a quantile regression decomposition analysis

Braakmann, Nils

This paper uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 2000 to 2005 to study the earnings differential between self- and dependent employed German men. Constructing a counterfactual earnings distribution for the self-employed in dependent employment and using quantile regression dec...

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Der Einfluss von Erhebungsformen auf den Postmaterialismus-Index

Marcus, Jan

Der vorliegende Beitrag ist eine Metaanalyse von 99 deutschen Bevölkerungssurveys aus dem GESIS-Datenarchiv, in denen die postmaterialistische Einstellung der Befragten ermittelt wird. Es wird anhand von Mehrebenenmodellen gezeigt, dass sich der Anteil der Postmaterialisten unter Kontrolle von Gebur...

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Demand side analysis of microlending markets in Germany

Kritikos, Alexander S.; Kneiding, Christoph; Germelmann, Claas Christian

In developing and transition economies, microlending has become an effective instrument for providing micro businesses with the necessary financial resources to launch operations. In the industrialized countries, with their highly developed banking systems, however, there has been ongoing debate on ...

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Cultural diversity and entrepreneurship: a regional analysis for Germany

Audretsch, David B.; Dohse, Dirk; Niebuhr, Annekatrin

In this paper we investigate the determinants of entrepreneurial activity in a cross section of German regions for the period 1998-2005. Departing from the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship, the focus of our analysis is on the role of the regional environment and, in particular, knowled...

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Cost and technical efficiency of German hospitals: a stochastic frontier analysis

Frohloff, Annika

Using a newly available and multifaceted dataset provided by the German Federal Statistical Office, this paper is the first to investigate both technical and cost efficiency of more than 1500 German general hospitals conducting a stochastic frontier analysis. The empirical results for the years from...

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Computer use and the employment status of older workers : an analysis based on individual data

Schleife, Katrin

This paper analyzes computer use by older male employees and estimates the impact of computer use on their employment status, based on individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the years 1997 and 2001. In line with previous research on the diffusion of new technologies, a stro...

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Computer Use and the Employment Status of Older Workers: An Analysis Based on Individual Data

Schleife, Katrin

This paper analyzes computer use by older male employees and estimates the impact of computer use on their employment status, based on individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the years 1997 and 2001. In line with previous research on the diffusion of new technologies, a stro...

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Computer Use and the Employment Status of Older Workers - An Analysis Based on Individual Data

Schleife, Katrin

This paper analyzes computer use by older male employees and estimates the impact of computer use on their employment status, based on individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the years 1997 and 2001. In line with previous research on the diffusion of new technologies, a stro...

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Choices which change life satisfaction: Revising SWB theory to account for change

Headey, Bruce; Muffels, Ruud; Wagner, Gert G.

Using data from the long-running German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984-2008, this paper analyses the effects of individual preferences and choices on subjective well-being (SWB). It is shown that preferences and choices relating to life goals/values, partner's personality, hours of work, social pa...

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Child Labour in Peru: An Empirical Analysis and its Modelling Implications

Ray, R.; International Economic Association; Asociacion Argentina de Economia Politica
2004-01-01

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Child Care Costs and Mothers? Labor Supply : An Empirical Analysis for Germany

Wrohlich, Katharina

This study analyzes the effect of child care costs on the labor supply of mothers with preschool children in Germany using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (2002). Child care costs are estimated on the basis of a sample selection model. A structural household utility model, which is embedde...

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Charting Choices 2003-2006

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis; CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
2003-01-01

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Between Yaks and Yurts Perspectives for a Sustainable Regional Economic Development in Mongolia

Berg, Christian; Haardt, Saskia; Thieme, Kathleen; Willinger, Ralf; Yoder, Jörg

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Benchmarking and firm heterogeneity in electricity distribution: a latent class analysis of Germany

Cullmann, Astrid

In January 2009 Germany introduced incentive regulation for the electricity distribution sector based on results obtained from econometric and nonparametric benchmarking analysis. One main problem for the regulator in assigning the relative efficiency scores are unobserved firm-specific factors such...

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Bankruptcy and Voluntary Liquidation: Evidence for New Firms in East and West Germany after Unification

Prantl, Susanne

Exploiting the unique economic situation after German unification, I investigate how exit decisions deviate between new firms in a transition and a comparatively stable market environment. Two competing exit mechanisms are considered: entrepreneurial self-selection via voluntary liquidation and exte...

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Authentic happiness theory supported by impact of religion on life satisfaction: a longitudinal analysis with data for Germany

Headey, Bruce; Schupp, Juergen; Tucci, Ingrid; Wagner, Gert G.

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey (SOEP), this paper assesses the relationship between life satisfaction and religious practice. The main new result here is longitudinal. It is shown that individuals who become more religious over time record long term gains in life satisfaction...

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Assessing the bias due to non-coverage of residential movers in the German microcensus panel: an evaluation using data from the socio-economic panel

Rendtel, Ulrich; Basic, Edin

The German Microcensus (MC) is a large scale rotating panel survey over three years. The MC is attractive for longitudinal analysis over the entire participation duration because of the mandatory participation and the very high case numbers (about 200 thousand respondents). However, as a consequence...

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An Overview of the National Economic Milk Policy Impact Simulator Model

Kaiser, H. M.; United States; Economic Research Services; Commodity Economics Division
1994-01-01

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An Economic Perspective

Butter, F. A. G. d.; CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
2003-01-01

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Agglomeration economies and clustering: evidence from German firms

Hafner, Kurt A.

The paper quantifies the impact of agglomeration economies on the clustering of German firms. Therefore, I use the 2006 Innobarometer survey, which focuses on cluster characteristics and activities of German firms, to empirically identify agglomeration economies derived from the New Economic Geograp...

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Ageing, health and life satisfaction of the oldest old: an analysis for Germany

Gwozdz, Wencke; Sousa-Poza, Alfonso

This analysis uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) and the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to assess the effect of ageing and health on the life satisfaction of the oldest old (defined as 75 and older). We observe a U-shaped relationship between age and le...

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A comparative analysis of the influence of economic culture on East and West German consumers' subjective product meaning A comparative analysis of the influence of economic culture on East and West German consumers' subjective product meaning

Grunert, Klaus G.; Grunert, Suzanne C.

Executive summary: 1. Consumers in central planning economies have developed different skills from consumers in market economies: while the former have developed skills in locating products, the latter have developed skills in comparing and deciding between products. Even now, some of these differen...

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A cartel analysis of the German labor institutions and its implications for labor market reforms

Haucap, Justus; Pauly, Uwe; Wey, Christian

This paper offers a cartel explanation for the stability of German collective bargaining institutions.We show that a dense net of legal safeguards has been yarned around the wage setting cartel. These measures make deviation by cartel insiders less attractive and simultaneously erect entry barriers ...

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Nutzinger, Hans G.

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Lau, M. I.; Poutvaara, P.; Wagener, A.

We propose a dynamic general-equilibrium model with human capital accumulation to evaluate the economic consequences of compulsory services (such as military draft or social work). Our analysis identifies a so far ignored dynamic cost arising from distortions in time allocation over the life cycle. ...

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Glaesser, J.; Cooper, B.

Debate continues in many European countries about both equality of opportunity and the continuing wastage of talent, and the ways in which differing systems of secondary schooling contribute to these. Drawing on Turner’s concepts of sponsored and contest mobility and on Allmendinger’s classification...

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Frege, Carola M.

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Dyson, Kenneth; Featherstone, Kevin

This article argues the value of models of policy analysis which focus on the role of endogenous variables in explaining policy change. Studies of EMU and studies of German public policy in general have tended to be preoccupied with contextual variables as explanations of change. Whilst such variabl...

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Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M.

This paper is the first to provide a micro-level analysis of the impact of inter-city rail connections on propertyprices. We use the variation in mainline accessibility provided by the reorganization of the rail system in postunificationBerlin to isolate accessibility effects from correlated indiv...

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