Inst. Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht (IVWR)

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Knowledge-based capital and firm productivity

Le Mouel, Marie (2019)

The productivity slowdown of the last decades has raised concerns about the ability of advanced economies to sustain high living standards and renewed the interest in understanding the sources of aggregate productivity growth. The present thesis looks at the role of knowledge-based capital as a determinant of productivity, both within and across firms. I use firm-level administrative data to ex...

Eine institutionenökonomische Analyse der Regulierung der Betreiber der Onshore-Stromübertragungsnetze und Offshore-Windpark-Anbindungen in Deutschland

Lenz, Ann-Katrin (2019)

Der Um- und Ausbau der Stromübertragungsnetze in Deutschland im Rahmen der Energiewende führt zu erheblichen Investitionserfordernissen und -herausforderungen. Ob diese Investitionen und die weiteren Aufgaben der Stromübertragungsnetzbetreiber (ÜNB) in Deutschland, wie die Betriebsführung und Instandhaltung, in der gewünschten Qualität zu aus Nachfragerperspektive möglichst minimalen langfristi...

German public utilities: organisation and productivity

Stiel, Caroline (2018)

Since 1998, public firms have had to adapt to a market environment that is very different from the post-war era in Europe. The liberalisation of services of general economic interest across Europe led to competition between public and private providers, while new technologies require infrastructure investment and innovative solutions. In addition, urbanisation and population ageing pose new cha...

The Paradox of Revenge in Conflicts

Amegashie, J. Atsu ; Runkel, Marco (2012)

The authors consider a two-period game of conflict between two factions, which have a desire for revenge. It is shown that, in contrast to conventional wisdom, the desire for revenge need not lead to escalation of the conflict. The subgame-perfect equilibrium is characterized by two effects: a value of revenge effect (i.e., the benefit of exacting revenge) and a self-deterrence effect (i.e., th...

Equality over intentionality: The normative social preferences of neutral third-parties

Bosch-Rosa, Ciril (2018-11-14)

This paper studies whether intentionality is more prevalent than fairness in social preferences. We do this by introducing a new three-player game in which the choices of neutral third-party arbiters are isolated from any monetary or strategic concerns. This allows us to study the normative preferences of subjects, and to compare the relative weight they give to intentions and inequality. The r...

Vertical Governance between Airlines and Airports - A Transaction Cost Analysis

Fuhr, Johannes ; Beckers, Thorsten (2006)

With airport privatization and infrastructure expansion projects taking place in the liberalized European air transport market, airport and airline companies are critically reevaluating their vertical governance structures. This paper analyzes the comparative efficiency of vertical governance structures in the airport-airline supply relationship. Using transaction cost economics as the lens of ...

The economics of financing and integrating renewable energies

May, Nils Günter (2018)

This dissertation comprises three chapters on the economics of financing and integrating renewable energies and on designing associated support policies. The transition toward carbon-neutral economies requires large-scale investments into renewable energy. The integration of these intermittent renewable energies poses new challenges to power systems designed around dispatchable thermal power pl...

Firm strategies and consumer behavior under market-based sustainability policies

Naegele, Helene Blanche (2018)

This dissertation studies different approaches to sustainability regulation. The author evaluates the effectiveness of several policy measures in achieving their objective and discusses potential unintended side-effects. Both depend on strategic firm behavior and consumer sensitivity. Chapter II considers the impact of fuel taxes on the fuel efficiency of new automobiles. The results rely on e...

Identifying Berlin’s land value map using adaptive weights smoothing

Kolbe, Jens ; Schulz, Rainer ; Wersing, Martin ; Werwatz, Axel (2015)

We use adaptive weights smoothing (AWS) of Polzehl and Spokoiny (J R Stat Soc Ser B 62:335–354, 2000; Ann Stat 31:30–57, 2003; Probab Theory Relat Fields 135:335–362, 2006) to estimate a map of land values for Berlin, Germany. Our data are prices of undeveloped land that was transacted between 1996 and 2009. Even though the observed land price is an indicator of the respective land value, it is...

The greener, the happier?

Krekel, Christian ; Kolbe, Jens ; Wüstemann, Henry (2016)

We investigate the effect of urban land use on residential well-being in major German cities, using panel data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and cross-section data from the European Urban Atlas. We reduce concerns about endogeneity by employing fixed-effects (within) estimators, with individual and city of residence fixed effects, while controlling for a rich set of observables. The resu...

Changes in life satisfaction when losing one's spouse: individual differences in anticipation, reaction, adaptation and longevity in the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP)

Infurna, Frank J. ; Wiest, Maja ; Gerstorf, Denis ; Ram, Nilam ; Schupp, Jürgen ; Wagner, Gert G. ; Heckhausen, Jutta (2016)

Losing a spouse is among the most devastating events that may occur in people's lives. We use longitudinal data from 1,224 participants in the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) to examine (a) how life satisfaction changes with the experience of spousal loss; (b) whether socio-demographic factors and social and health resources moderate spousal loss-related changes in life satisfaction; a...

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Gerstorf, Denis ; Bertram, Lars ; Lindenberger, Ulman ; Pawelec, Graham ; Demuth, Ilja ; Steinhagen-Thiessen, Elisabeth ; Wagner, Gert G. (2016)

Human aging is characterized by large differences between and within older adults. Numerous factors are known to contribute to these differences, including genetic and immunological, somatic and medical, cognitive and behavioral, psychosocial and experiential, as well as socioeconomic and geospatial conditions. Continuing and expanding the scientific objectives of the Berlin Aging Study, the Be...

Cohort Differences in Psychosocial Function over 20 Years: Current Older Adults Feel Less Lonely and Less Dependent on External Circumstances

Hülür, Gizem ; Drewelies, Johanna ; Eibich, Peter ; Düzel, Sandra ; Demuth, Ilja ; Ghisletta, Paolo ; Steinhagen-Thiessen, Elisabeth ; Wagner, Gert G. ; Lindenberger, Ulman ; Gerstorf, Denis (2016)

Background: Lifespan psychological and life course sociological perspectives indicate that individual development is shaped by social and historical circumstances. Increases in fluid cognitive performance over the last century are well documented and researchers have begun examining historical trends in personality and subjective well-being in old age. Relatively less is known about secular cha...

Associations between Neighborhood Characteristics, Well-Being and Health Vary over the Life Course

Eibich, Peter ; Krekel, Christian ; Demuth, Ilja ; Wagner, Gert G. (2016)

Background: Neighborhood characteristics are important determinants of individual health and well-being. For example, characteristics such as noise and pollution affect health directly, while other characteristics affect health and well-being by either providing resources (e.g. social capital in the neighborhood), which individuals can use to cope with health problems, or limiting the use there...

Long working hours and alcohol use: systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual participant data

Virtanen, Marianna ; Jokela, Markus ; Nyberg, Solja T. ; Madsen, Ida E. H. ; Lallukka, Tea ; Ahola, Kirsi ; Alfredsson, Lars ; Batty, G. David ; Bjorner, Jakob B. ; Borritz, Marianne ; Burr, Hermann ; Casini, Annalisa ; Clays, Els ; Bacquer, Dirk de ; Dragano, Nico ; Erbel, Raimund ; Ferrie, Jane E. ; Fransson, Eleonor I. ; Hamer, Mark ; Heikkila, Katriina ; Jöckel, Karl-Heinz ; Kittel, France ; Knutsson, Anders ; Koskenvuo, Markku ; Ladwig, Karl-Heinz ; Lunau, Thorsten ; Nielsen, Martin L. ; Nordin, Maria ; Oksanen, Tuula ; Pejtersen, Jan H. ; Pentti, Jaana ; Rugulies, Reiner ; Salo, Paula ; Schupp, Jürgen ; Siegrist, Johannes ; Singh-Manoux, Archana ; Steptoe, Andrew ; Suominen, Sakari B. ; Theorell, Töres ; Vahtera, Jussi ; Wagner, Gert G. ; Westerholm, Peter J. M. ; Westerlund, Hugo ; Kivimäki, Mika (2015)

OBJECTIVE: To quantify the association between long working hours and alcohol use. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual participant data. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search of PubMed and Embase databases in April 2014 for published studies, supplemented with manual searches. Unpublished individual participant data were obtained from 27 addit...

Designing a model for the global energy system—GENeSYS-MOD

Löffler, Konstantin ; Hainsch, Karlo ; Burandt, Thorsten ; Oei, Pao-Yu ; Kemfert, Claudia ; Hirschhausen, Christian von (2017)

This paper develops a path for the global energy system up to 2050, presenting a new application of the open-source energy modeling system (OSeMOSYS) to the community. It allows quite disaggregate energy and emission analysis: Global Energy System Model (GENeSYS-MOD) uses a system of linear equations of the energy system to search for lowest-cost solutions for a secure energy supply, given exte...

Enhancing the understanding of urban economics by refining the spatial dimension

Kolbe, Jens (2017)

Empirical research in the field of urban economics benefits more from accurate spatial data than any other field of economics. Exploiting the spatial relationship between economic entities allows for generating comprehensive data sets which in turn allow for more comprehensive modelling and hypotheses testing. This disseration presents three essays on different aspects of urban economics which ...

Public engagement in electricity network development: the case of the Beauly-Denny project in Scotland

Tobiasson, Wenche ; Beestermöller, Christina ; Jamas , Tooraj (2016)

Ambitious renewable energy targets and an aging infrastructure necessitate a substantial upgrading and expansion of the electricity networks around Europe and beyond. Although vital for the functioning of the economy and a green energy future, grid development projects are often met by public opposition, which increase costs and lead to lengthy planning processes. Therefore, understanding the s...

Balancing reserve provision in a decarbonized electricity sector

Lorenz, Claudio Casimir Lucas (2017)

Diese Dissertation analysiert die Chancen und Herausforderungen bei der Regelleistungsbereitstellung im dekarbonisierten Stromsektor mit Hilfe von Stromsektormodellen. Der erste Teil konzentriert sich auf mögliche Dekarbonisierungspfade für den Elektrizitätssektor. Dazu wird das dynamische Investitions- und Kraftwerkeinsatzmodell (dynELMOD) für Europa entwickelt, welches Investitionen in konven...

Electricity sector decarbonization in Germany and Europe

Gerbaulet, Clemens (2017)

This thesis focuses on research questions and implications in the context of the electricity sector decarbonization in Germany and Europe. The first part deals with market developments and operational aspects in the context of this electricity sector transformation. Its first chapter presents ELMOD-MIP, a unit commitment model for Germany with a representation of balancing reserves. The balan...