We examine how fiscal policy works in the open economy based on recent research in the field. In the first part of the course we look at how openness, in particular the exchange rate regime, shapes the fiscal transmission mechanism. Next, look at fiscal policy in currency unions, international spillover effects, and sovereign debt.
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Expectations about the future play a central role in any model of decision-making under uncertainty, and are of particular importance in macroeconomis, labor economics and political economy. This planned GC Masterclass has the goal to equip its participants with an overview of state-of-the-art methods to measure beliefs and expectations, design information interventions and...
The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a masterclass on text mining by Stephen Hansen, Imperial College London. Details on the dates of the events will be announced in due time.
Jan Berkes has successfully defended his dissertation "Causes and Consequences of Educational Attainment and Household Decisions - Six Essays in Applied Microeconomics" supervised by Katharina Spieß (1st supervisor) and Lukas Menkhoff (2nd supervisor) at Free University Berlin. Congratulations!
Daniel Graeber has successfully (with summa cum laude!) defended his dissertation "Socio-Economic Causes and Consequences of Individual Health as well as Public Health Crises" supervised by Professor Dr. Marco Caliendo (1st supervisor) and Professor Dr. Daniel D. Schnitzlein (2nd supervisor) at University of Potsdam. Congratulations!
Catalina Martinez Hernandez has successfully defended her dissertation "Essays on Large Data Sets and Unbalanced Panels in Empirical Macroeconomics" supervised by Helmut Lütkepohl at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!
Nuria Boot has successfully defended her dissertation "Essays on Common Ownership and Financial Benchmark Rates" supervised by Prof. Dr. Jo Seldeslachts at KU Leuven. Congratulations!
Melissa Newham, who works at the Firms and Markets department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the KU Leuven.
The dissertation with the title "Essays on the Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry" was supervised by Jo Seldeslachts (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin).
We congratulate Melissa on her success and wish her all the best for her future career!
Congratulations to Adrian Santonja for receiving the doctoral scholarship from the German Environmental Foundation. Being one of Europe's largest foundations, it promotes innovative exemplary projects in the field of environmental protection. Overall up to 60 PhD scholars are funded per year for a period of 36 months.
Nuria Boot has successfully defended her dissertation at the KU Leuven.
The dissertation with the title "Essays on Common Ownership and Financial Benchmark Rates" was supervised by Professor Dr. Jo Seldeslachts (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin).
Nuria was a PhD student in the Firms and Markets Department and GC class of 2016.
We congratulate Nuria on her success and wish her all the best for her future ...