Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Forschungsseminar

FWW - Forschungsseminar
Seminar Series

Wednesday Faculty Research Seminar



Organizers
Kathleen Kürschner

Time and Room
Time: Wednesdays, 1 pm s.t. - 2 pm
(exceptions will be noted below)
Location: Campus, building 22, room A-225 (Fakultätszentrum)

Further information
Kathleen Kürschner (kathleen.kuerschner@ovgu.de)
Tel.: +49 (0)391 / 67-51471




Date Speaker/Author Title
We. 11/10/17
1:00 pm
G23-103
Yue Huang (FWW - Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung) Immigration and Crime: The 2015 Refugee Crisis in Germany
In the heyday of the European refugee crisis in 2015, more than one million refugees came to Germany, causing widespread concern that crime would rise as a result. Using self-compiled unique data, we investigate this question empirically. We find evidence for a hump-shaped relation at county level between the scale of the refugee inflow and the crime rate, both for the total number of crimes, and for violent and property crimes. The same pattern emerges when considering suspects instead of crimes. Importantly, and of particular interest from a policy perspective, the extent of decentralized accommodation of refugees appears to exert a negative effect on the crime rate. We also find a positive association between the population share of refugees and both the overall and the German victimization rate, especially for assault (bodily injury). However, this association disappears if we restrict the analysis to crimes involving at least one German victim and one foreign or refugee suspect.
We. 25/10/17
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Konstantin Wagner (IWH - Finanzmärkte) Managerial Compensation Structure and Mobility: Insights from the EU Bonus Cap
We. 08/11/17
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Lisa Rippe (IWH - Strukturwandel und Produktivität) Do startups provide employment opportunities for disadvantaged workers?
This paper analyzes whether startups help to overcome employment problems by offering job opportunities to groups of workers facing labor market problems. We compare the hiring patterns of newly founded establishments and incumbents using administrative linked employer-employee data for Germany that allow us to take the complete previous employment biographies of newly hired workers into account. Our results indicate that startups are more likely than incumbents to hire older and non-German applicants as well as workers with instable employment biographies, affected by plant closure, and recruited from outside the labor force. We cannot find, however, that the beneficial effect for these employees extends to wages, since our results suggest that disadvantageous worker characteristics come along with higher wage penalties in startups than in incumbent firms. Therefore, even if startups provide employment opportunities for at least certain groups of disadvantages workers, the quality of these jobs in terms of remuneration seems to be comparably low.
We. 15/11/17
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Carola Müller (IWH - Finanzmärkte) Basel III Capital Requirements and Heterogeneous Banks
With the pending migration of the leverage ratio in Basel Pillar I, banks will be subject to competing minimum capital requirements. I develop a theoretical model to investigate the effect of a simultaneous regulation with a leverage ratio and a risk-weighted ratio on banks’ risk taking. I extend a portfolio choice model by adding heterogeneity in productivity among banks in the form of differences in marginal costs. The model shows that less productive banks specialize in high-risk loans and are therefore constrained by the risk-weighted ratio. The leverage ratio mainly affects the portfolio choice of more productive banks that lend to low-risk firms. Hence, Basel III type capital requirements set incentives for more productive banks to increase high-risk lending. The analysis shows how regulation aimed at solvency can have negative side effects on average productivity and market structure in the banking market.
We. 29/11/17
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Jun.-Prof. Qizhou Xiong, Ph.D. (IWH - Finanzmärkte, FWW - Financial Economics) The Premium of Government Debt: Disentangling Safety and Liquidity
tba
We. 13/12/17
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Dominic Jamm (FWW - Unternehmensrechnung und Controlling) tba
tba
We. 20/12/17
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Toni Krüger (FWW - Unternehmensrechnung/Accounting) tba
tba
We. 17/01/18
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Gordon Schulze (FWW - Finanzierung und Banken) tba
tba
We. 24/01/18
1:00 pm
Fakultätszentrum
Sven Wegner (FWW - Unternehmensrechnung/Accounting) tba
tba


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