Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht (IVWR)

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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 ; De Bacquer, Dirk ; 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...

Reforming multinational corporate income taxation in the European Union

Liesegang, Caterina (2017)

A main reason for founding the European Union was to remove internal trade obstacles and to establish a Single Market within its borders. Along with the increasing integration of international markets, an ever-increasing diversification of firms in tandem with the development of multinational enterprises is observable. Legislative authorities of the European Union and its member states are face...

Eine institutionenökonomische Analyse der Bedarfsplanung der Stromübertragungsnetze unter Berücksichtigung der Interdependenzen zur Erzeugungsplanung

Weber, Alexander (2017)

Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht die Frage, wie die Bedarfsplanung der Stromübertragungsnetze wirksam an öffentlichen Zielen ausgerichtet bzw. einer entsprechenden regulatorischen Kontrolle unterworfen werden kann. Hintergrund für diese Überlegung ist, dass langfristige Netzplanungsentscheidungen grundsätzlich umfangreiche Auswirkungen auf gesamtgesellschaftliche Kosten (und auch Verteilungswi...

Organisationsmodelle im öffentlichen und privaten Hochbau

Edquist, Love Erik (2017)

Diese Arbeit setzt sich mit Organisationsmodellen bei Hochbauvorhaben auseinander. Hochbauvorhaben in Deutschland stellen einen bedeutenden Ausgabenposten öffentlicher Haushalte dar. Immer wieder stehen daher Probleme bei solchen Projekten insbesondere im Hinblick auf Kosten- und Terminüberschreitungen im Fokus der Öffentlichkeit. In der Arbeit erfolgt eine grundsätzliche Untersuchung von Org...

Qualitätsmanagement in der ambulanten Gesundheitsversorgung in Deutschland

Koehn, Cristina (2017)

Eine gute gesundheitliche Versorgung der Bevölkerung beinhaltet die Sicherstellung einer qualitativ hochwertigen ambulanten Versorgung. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie die externe Qualitätssicherung im ambulanten Bereich gestärkt werden kann. Konkret wird dafür die Rate ambulant-sensitiver Krankenhausfälle, ein Indikator, der international im Qualitätsmanagement für d...

Citizen participation, project management, and behaviorally informed policy

Yildiz, Özgür (2016)

This thesis addresses through six essays questions from a managerial and policy perspective in the context of the transition of the German energy sector toward a broader use of renewable energy technologies (“Energiewende”). In addition, this thesis will also deal implicitly with questions of transdisciplinary research in the context of the “Energiewende”. The different essays include a variet...

The economics of vehicle CO2 emissions standards and fuel economy regulations

Elmer, Carl-Friedrich (2016)

Climate change concerns have set the transportation sector under increasing pressure to reduce its fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the same time, economists and policy makers are concerned with the so-called energy efficiency paradox or energy efficiency gap: the notion of a gap between observed and supposedly cost-effective levels of energy efficiency. Besides environme...

Productivity and efficiency in electricity generation and distribution

Seifert, Stefan (2016)

A functional electricity supply is the backbone of the modern economic system and one of the most vital infrastructure services for society. However, the electricity supply sector also employs considerable resources in terms of capital, labor, and energy, and is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Better understanding the sector’s production technologies helps to measure productivi...

Low-carbon transformation of the German and European electricity systems

Egerer, Jonas (2016)

This dissertation addresses the low-carbon transformation of the German and European electricity sectors. It applies techno-economic electricity sector models to research questions on market design and infrastructure investment. The first part consists of three chapters on Germany. It starts with a chapter on the nodal dispatch model for the German electricity system (ELMOD-DE) which implement...

Coal markets and carbon capture

Mendelevitch, Roman (2016)

Der bei COP21 in Paris erreichte Konsens eines 1.5°-2°C Ziels impliziert, dass große Teile der heute als Reserven verfügbaren fossilen Rohstoffe im Boden verbleiben müssen. Gegenwärtig zielt eine Vielzahl der Maßnahmen, die der Reduktion des Konsums fossiler Rohstoffe dienen soll, auf die Nachfrageseite ab. Ohne ein verbindliches globales CO2-Budget, sind diese Politiken jedoch anfällig für Emi...

Three essays on behavioral market design

Hakimov, Rustamdjan (2016)

This thesis consists of three self-contained essays on behavioral market design. The first essay presents the results of a field experiment which tests the effects of advice and mechanism disclosure on the truth-telling rates of participants in a school choice problem using the Top Trading Cycles mechanism. The second essay analyzes college admissions with entrance exams, comparing both theoret...