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Differences in African Banking Systems: Causes and Consequences

This paper links banking system development to the colonial and legal history of African countries. Based on a sample of 40 African countries from 2000 to 2018, our empirical findings show a significant dependence of current financial institutions on the inherited legal origin and the colonization type. Findings also reveal that current financial legal institutions are not major determinants of banking ...

In: Journal of Institutional Economics 17 (2021), 4, S. 561–581 | Samuel Mutarindwa, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
Diskussionspapiere 1986 / 2021

Rising Allowances, Rising Rates: A Tinbergen Rule for Capital Taxation

The system of capital taxation consists of two instruments, namely a tax on profits and a depreciation allowance on investment. We will show in this paper that by acting on both instruments simultaneously it is possible to achieve both a growth and a fiscal net revenue target even in cases when a trade off prevails when each instrument is used individually. This is an application of the Tinbergen rule ...

2021| Marius Clemens, Werner Röger
Diskussionspapiere 1988 / 2021

Broadband and Productivity: Structural Estimates for Germany

We study the impact of broadband availability on firms’ total factor productivity (TFP) using German firm-level data between 2010 and 2015. We adopt a control function approach to causally identify and separately estimate productivity for 46 two-digit manufacturing and service sectors. Over the sample period, broadband availability, measured by 16 Mbps transmission rates, more than doubled in German ...

2021| Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Alexander Schiersch
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The EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Its Contribution to Climate Neutrality

The EU Taxonomy is the first standardised and comprehensive classification system for sustainable economic activities. It covers activities responsible for up to 80% of EU greenhouse gas emissions and may play an important role in channelling investments into low-carbon technologies by helping investors to make informed decisions. However, especially in transition sectors much depends on the stringency ...

In: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment (2021), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-12-08] | Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede
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Financial Literacy and Intra-household Decision Making: Evidence from Rwanda

Research has consistently shown that women’s involvement in household decision making positively affects household outcomes such as nutrition and education of children. Is financial literacy a determinant for women to participate in intra-household decision making? Using data on savings groups in Rwanda, we examine this relationship and show that women with higher financial literacy are more involved ...

In: Journal of African Economies 30 (2021), 3, S. 225–250 | Antonia Grohmann, Annekathrin Schoofs
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Migration and Dynamics in Men’s and Women’s Domestic Work

International migration of couples is rising. Still, there is little evidence on men’sand women’s domestic work hours before and after migration. This is despite thefact that domestic work provides deep insights into family life and, for migrants, isdirectly linked to integration. Therefore, this study examines how immigrant menand women change their domestic work hours following migration, using datafrom ...

In: Journal of Family Issues (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-12-03] | Magdalena Krieger, Zerrin Salikutluk
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The Dynamic Impact of FX Interventions on Financial Markets

Evidence on the effectiveness of foreign exchange (FX) interventions is either limited to short horizons or hampered by debatable identification. We address these limitations by identifying a structural vector autoregressive model for the daily frequency with an external instrument. Generally we find, for freely floating currencies, that FX intervention shocks significantly affect exchange rates and ...

In: The Review of Economics and Statistics 103 (2021), 5, S. 939–953 | Lukas Menkhoff, Malte Rieth, Tobias Stöhr
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Locus of Control and Investment in Training

We extend standard models of work-related training by explicitly incorporating workers’ locus of control into the investment decision through the returns they expect. Our model predicts that higher internal control results in increased take-up of general, but not specific, training. This prediction is empirically validated using data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). We provide empirical ...

In: Journal of Human Resources (2022), im Ersch. [2021-06-10] | Marco Caliendo, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Cosima Obst, Helke Seitz, Arne Uhlendorf
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Face Mask Use and Physical Distancing before and after Mandatory Masking: No Evidence on Risk Compensation in Public Waiting Lines

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of mandatory face mask usage triggered a heated debate. A major point of controversy is whether community use of masks creates a false sense of security that would diminish physical distancing, counteracting any potential direct benefit from masking. We conducted a randomized field experiment in Berlin, Germany, to investigate how masks affect distancing ...

In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 192 (2021), S. 765-781 | Gyula Seres, Anna Balleyer, Nicola Cerutti, Jana Friedrichsen, Müge Süer
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The Effect of Personalized Feedback on Small Enterprises’ Finances in Uganda

In: Economic Development and Cultural Change (2021), im Ersch. | Lukas Menkhoff, Antonia Grohmann, Helke Seitz
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