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Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

Lifestyle Behaviors and Wealth-Health Gaps in Germany

03.05.2022| Minchul Yum, University of Mannheim
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Assessing the Value of Data for Prediction Policies: The Case of Antibiotic Prescribing

We quantify the value of data for the prediction policy problem of reducing antibiotic prescribing to curb antibiotic resistance. Using varying combinations of administrative data, we evaluate machine learning predictions for diagnosing bacterial urinary tract infections and the outcomes of prescription rules based on these predictions. Simple patient demographics improve prediction quality substantially ...

In: Economics Letters 213 (2022), 110360, 4 S. | Shan Huang, Michael Allan Ribers, Hannes Ullrich
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Social Norms and Preventive Behaviors in Japan and Germany During the COVID-19 Pandemic

According to a recent paper by Gelfand et al., COVID-19 infection and case mortality rates are closely connected to the strength of social norms: “Tighter” cultures that abide by strict social norms are more successful in combating the pandemic than “looser” cultures that are more permissive. However, countries with similar levels of cultural tightness exhibit big differences in mortality rates. We ...

In: Frontiers in Public Health (2022), 10, 842177 | Christoph Schmidt-Petri, Carsten Schröder, Toshihiro Okubo, Daniel Graeber, Thomas Rieger
DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2022

DIW Berlin Economic Outlook: Summer Upswing to Follow Winter Slump

The Omicron wave of the coronavirus has impacted economies worldwide, resulting in a bleak winter. Although restrictions on economic and public life have been less severe than at the beginning of 2021 in many places—mainly due to the progress of vaccination campaigns—and there are prospects of easing restrictions in Germany as well, the labor shortage caused by the current rates of infection is noticeable. ...

2022| Guido Baldi, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Hella Engerer, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Frederik Kurcz, Laura Pagenhardt
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Face Masks Increase Compliance with Physical Distancing Recommendations during the COVID‑19 Pandemic

Governments across the world have implemented restrictive policies to slow the spread of COVID-19. Recommended face mask use has been a controversially discussed policy, among others, due to potential adverse effects on physical distancing. Using a randomized field experiment (N = 300), we show that individuals kept a significantly larger distance from someone wearing a face mask than from an unmasked ...

In: Journal of the Economic Science Association 7 (2021), 2, S. 139–158 | Gyula Seres, Anna Helen Balleyer, Nicola Cerutti, Anastasia Danilov, Jana Friedrichsen, Yiming Liu, Müge Süer
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2022

Construction Industry: High Price Momentum Continues, Industry Performing Well Despite COVID-19

Sales in the construction industry will continue to increase strongly in 2022 and 2023. Overall, DIW Berlin estimates a nominal increase in construction volume of almost 13 percent in 2022 and six percent in 2023 to 585 billion euros. In 2021, construction volume increased by ten percent to 488 billion euros, which is around 15 percent of GDP. This shows that construction demand remains at a high level ...

2022| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Laura Pagenhardt
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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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Infektionsrisiko mit SARS-CoV-2 von Beschäftigten in Gesundheitsberufen während der Pandemie: Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten seroepidemiologischen Studie

In: Deutsches Ärzteblatt 118 (2021), 49, S. 842-843 | Benjamin Wachtler, Hannelore Neuhauser, Sebastian Haller, Markus M. Grabka, Sabine Zinn, Lars Schaade, Claudia Hövener, Jens Hoebe
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Die Erforschung der Dynamik der Corona-Pandemie in Deutschland: Survey-Konzepte und eine exemplarische Umsetzung mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) hat im Frühjahr 2020 Richtlinien für Bevölkerungsstichproben veröffentlicht, die Basisdaten für gesundheitspolitische Entscheidungen im Pandemiefall liefern können. Diese Richtlinien umzusetzen ist keineswegs trivial. In diesem Beitrag schildern wir die Herausforderungen einer entsprechenden statistischen Erfassung der Corona Pandemie. Hierbei gehen wir im ersten ...

In: AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv 15 (2021), S. 155–196 | Ulrich Rendtel, Stefan Liebig, Reinhard Meister, Gert G.Wagner, Sabine Zinn
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Mask wearing, pro-social behavior and wellbeing

Using COME-HERE longitudinal data from 2021, this investigation links mask wearing, prosocial behaviour, and well-being. Given that mask wearing has positive externality properties, wearing one can be seen as pro-social behaviour. Individuals are categorised into three groups based on a comparison between their own mask wearing frequency and what is required by law. Those...

01.12.2021| Alan Piper, Paris School of Economics and Freie Universität Berlin
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