Doctoral Programme Quantitative Economics

Erich-Schneider-Seminar

Bi-weekly seminar of the Department of Economics on mondays, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Organizer: Dr. Hauke Jelschen

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Winter term 2021/2022

25.10.2021: Lisandra Flach, IfO Institute

Oct 25, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

Speaker: Lisandra Flach, Ifo Institute

Title: Robotizing to Compete: Evidence from the Eastern Europe Enlargement

Time and Place: October 25, 4:15-5:30 pm, IfW-Lecture Hall

(3G-rule, entrance only granted if fully vaccinated, recovered or tested)

Abstract: We investigate the relationship between firm’s investments in labor-saving technologies and changes in competition in export markets. Using comprehensive administrative data of Portuguese firms, we identify a panel of robot adopters and their workforce characteristics spanning two decades. We show that the increase in foreign competition in response to the Eastern European Enlargement induced Portuguese exporters to increase investments in robots, with important labor market implications.

Host: Prof. Alexander Sandkamp

Dr. Hauke Jelschen

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08.11.2021: Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam (+ Welcome Reception)

Nov 08, 2021 04:15 PM to Nov 17, 2021 05:45 PM

virtual lecture

Speaker: Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam

Title: The (Un)Intended Effects of Promoting Labor Market Mobility

Time and Place: Monday, November 8, 4:15-5:45 pm, virtual event

Abstract: Subsidizing the geographical mobility of unemployed workers may improve welfare by relaxing their financial constraints and allowing them to find jobs in more pros- perous regions. We exploit regional variation in the promotion of mobility programs along administrative borders of German employment agency districts to investigate the causal effect of offering such financial incentives on the job search behavior and labor market integration of unemployed workers. We show that promoting mobility – as intended – causes job seekers to increase their search radius, apply for and accept distant jobs. At the same time, local job search is reduced with adverse consequences for reemployment and earnings. These unintended negative effects are provoked by spatial search frictions. Overall, the unconditional provision of mobility programs harms the welfare of unemployed job seekers.

Before Professor Caliendo's presentation, we will have the Welcome Reception of the new cohort of doctoral students.

Host: Prof. Jens Ruhose

Zoom-Link: follows

Dr. Hauke Jelschen

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06.12.2021: Miriam Beblo, University of Hamburg

Dec 06, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:30 PM

virtual lecture

Speaker: Miriam Beblo, University of Hamburg

Title: tba

Time and Place: Monday, December 6, 4:15-5:30 pm, virtual event

Abstract: tba

Host: Patrick Nüß

Zoom-Link: follows

Dr. Hauke Jelschen

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