News and Press Releases of DIW Berlin News and Press Releases en DIW Berlin Stephanie Ettmeier has successfully defended her dissertation ]]> Wed, 31 May 2023 09:34:00 +0200 Matteo Targa has successfully defended his dissertation ]]> Tue, 16 May 2023 11:39:00 +0200 Annekatrin Schrenker has successfully defended her dissertation ]]> Tue, 16 May 2023 11:31:00 +0200 Mara Barschkett has successfully defended her dissertation ]]> Tue, 16 May 2023 11:31:00 +0200 PhD Student and Research Associate (f/m/nonbinary) at SOEP The research-based infrastructure of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), based at DIW Berlin, is one of the largest and longest-running multidisciplinary panel studies in the world, currently surveying about 30,000 people in nearly 15,000 households each year. SOEP claims to capture social change and is thus confronted with ever new and diverse topics and tasks. Its data collection and generation follows the concept of the survey or data life cycle.

To start as soon as possible we are looking for a: PhD Student and Research Associate (f/m/nonbinary) (part-time at 65%).

Thu, 27 Apr 2023 05:43:00 +0200
GC PhD researcher Andreas Leibing performs research stay at Stanford University ]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:06:00 +0200 SOEP-IS: Call for Submissions The SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS) is designed to enable innovative data collection for the research community. It is particularly well suited to establishing new and target-group-specific measurement instruments in long-term surveys, to conducting short- and long-term experiments, and to collecting non-survey data (such as biomarkers).

Researchers who are interested in submitting a proposal for data collection in 2024 should keep the following deadlines in mind: The call for submissions is already open, and if you would like to submit a proposal, you should send an informal expression of interest to by May 31, 2023. If a project is determined to be feasible from a survey methodology perspective, the official submission procedure will follow. The template for proposals must be completed and submitted by June 30, 2023. Data will usually be collected between March and June of the following year.  More information can be found here.

If you’re interested in the datasets that are already available, contact the SOEP Research Data Center. To find out what modules have been included in previous SOEP-IS surveys, see the SOEP-IS Companion.

We look forward to many exciting proposals from the research community!

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 11:29:00 +0200
New Dataset: SOEP-CMI-ADIAB—Linking Administrative Data from the Institute for Employment Research with SOEP Survey Data The SOEP-CMI-ADIAB dataset (version 7520 v1) is made available by the SOEP and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). It contains data on SOEP survey respondents linked with respondents’ personal administrative data from the IAB, provided that the SOEP respondents have given their consent and could be identified in the IAB data. The survey data in SOEP-CMI-ADIAB include data from SOEP-Core, the IAB-SOEP Migration Sample, the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees up to and including wave 37 ( including the 2020 survey year), and the SOEP Innovation Sample (including the 2020 survey year). The SOEP-CMI-ADIAB data enable analysis of research questions that require the diverse sociodemographic information in the SOEP as well as very precise income data spanning the life course.

Data access

The SOEP-CMI-ADIAB data are provided only after users have signed data distribution contracts with both SOEP and IAB. Initially, a guest visit to the IAB’s Research Data Center is required, after which the data can be used via remote data processing. Further information on how to apply for a guest visit can be found here. The SOEP-CMI-ADIAB data will only be available for a limited time, so data distribution contracts will only extend up to December 31, 2026.

Test data

Stata test data for the IAB part of the dataset are available to users to allow error-free programs to be written for remote data processing and to prepare for guest visits. These test data cannot be used for substantive analysis, however. There are no test data for the SOEP survey data part.

Data documentation

Detailed information on the SOEP-CMI-ADIAB dataset is provided in FDZ-Datenreport 03/2023, which is available in both German and English:

  • Antoni, Manfred; Beckmannshagen, Mattis; Grabka, Markus M.; Keita, Sekou; Trübswetter, Parvati (2023): “Befragungsdaten der SOEP-Core-, IAB-SOEP Migrationsstichprobe, IAB-BAMF-SOEP Befragung von Geflüchteten und SOEP-Innovationssample verknüpft mit administrativen Daten des IAB (SOEP-CMI-ADIAB) 1975-2020.” FDZ-Datenreport 03/2023(de), Nuremberg. DOI: 10.5164/
  • Antoni, Manfred; Beckmannshagen, Mattis; Grabka, Markus M.; Keita, Sekou; Trübswetter, Parvati (2023): “Survey data of SOEP Core, IAB-SOEP Migration Sample, IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees and SOEP Innovation Sample linked to administrative data of the IAB (SOEP-CMI-ADIAB) 1975-2020.” FDZ-Datenreport 03/2023(en), Nuremberg. DOI: 10.5164/IAB.FDZD.2303.en.v1

For further information in German:

SOEP-CMI-ADIAB at the IAB Research Data Centre

SOEP-CMI-ADIAB Version 7520 v1

For further information in English:

SOEP-CMI-ADIAB at the IAB Research Data Centre

SOEP-CMI-ADIAB Version 7520 v1

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 10:50:00 +0200
SOEP-IS: Call for Submissions ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2023 10:25:00 +0200 New Dataset: SOEP-CMI-ADIAB—Linking Administrative Data from the Institute for Employment Research with SOEP Survey Data ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2023 10:21:00 +0200 GC PhD researcher Jonas Hannane performs research stay at Oxford Internet Institute ]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2023 09:49:00 +0200 Call for Papers: Employer, Employee, and Linked Datasets (LEE) ‒ Availability, Quality, Perspectives ]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2023 01:44:00 +0200 Call for Papers: Employer, Employee, and Linked Datasets (LEE) Our project partner for the SOEP-LEE2 project, Wenzel Matiaske from HSU, is organizing a seminar at the Inter-University Centre (IUC) Dubrovnik from October 2-6, 2023. The aim of the seminar is to bring scientist together, who are working with LEE data (Linked Employer Employee data) and to prepare a Special Issue in the journal "management revue - Socio-Economic Studies".

Interested scientists are invited to apply for the seminar via the Management Revue online submission system by July 31, 2023. More information on how to apply is provided in the Call for Papers.

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 03:49:00 +0200
Accelerate thermal modernization of buildings with minimum standards for buildings and binding retrofitting targets The energy and climate crisis enhance the need for energy savings. In the building sector, these savings can be achieved primarily through thermal retrofitting. So far, progress in this area has been slow. To date, less than one percent of the residential building stock in Germany is retrofitted each year. The existing support programs alone offer too little reliability for the necessary investments in additional production capacities for building materials and in the construction sector to take place. In order to accelerate the energetic modernization of buildings, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for buildings and binding target for the annual rate of thermal building retrofitting is necessary. Low-income households in particular could be sustainably protected from future energy cost shocks and gas savings of up to 14 percent could be achieved by end of 2025.

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 01:29:00 +0200
Research Intern (m/f/div) for the project "Trade and the wealth of nations" The department of “Macroeconomics” at DIW Berlin is looking for a Research Intern (m/f/div), full-time, for the project Trade and the wealth of nations: A micro view since 1870”, a joint project with Adrien Matray (Princeton University)  and  Chenzi Xu (Stanford University) starting at the earliest possible date. The research intern will actively participate in an ambitious empirical research project that studies the composition of bilateral trade flows over the last 150 years. We have a particular focus on understanding which products of trade were detrimental versus beneficial for countries economic development over the last 150 years and the impact of geo-economic conflicts on critical resources.

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 10:05:00 +0200
Julia Rechlitz has successfully defended her dissertation ]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2023 12:00:00 +0200 GC PhD Student Dennis Gaus commencing OECD Internship ]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2023 09:49:00 +0200 Research of PhD Candidate Laura Pagenhardt in DIW Weekly Report ]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2023 12:12:00 +0200 Update of the Scales Manual now available The scales manual has now been extended and updated with survey contents including 2020 (v37).

The scales manual has been converted to the SOEPlong variable scheme and, in addition to being published in the SOEP Survey Paper, is also integrated in the SOEPcompanion.

Mon, 09 Jan 2023 11:33:00 +0200
Workshop-Serie: Learn to use SOEP over lunch (18./25. Januar und 1. Februar 2023) On January 18, January 25, and February 1, 2023 the online workshop "SOEPcampus: Learn to use SOEP over lunch" takes place again. This online workshop series offers a short online introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study documentation.

To join the workshop, please register (name, institution) with Janina Britzke and you will receive the login data one week before the event. The workshop will be held in English and participation is free of charge. For further information read here

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 07:17:00 +0200