Seminar für empirische Wirtschaftsforschung (Prof. Winter)




Research Workshop “Empirical Economics”


Master and doctoral students as well as all faculty interested in empirical research.

Course description

This is Munich's field workshop im Empirical Economics. We invite colleagues from local, German and European institutions to present their research. The workshop is jointly organized by

  • Prof. Davide Cantoni, Ph.D., LMU, Department of Economics
  • Prof. Alexander Danzer, Ph.D., LMU, Department of Economics
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter, LMU, Department of Economics
  • Prof. Dr. Amelie Wuppermann, LMU, Department of Economics
  • Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)


Tuesday, 14.00 – 15.30, Professor-Huber-Platz 2, Vestibülbau, Room V 002

16.10.2012 Daniel Eisenberg (Michigan)
Peer effects on health and health-related behaviors: Evidence from university roommates
23.10.2012 Kathleen Nosal (Mannheim)
Estimating switching costs for Medicare Advantage plans
30.10.2012 Jürgen Maurer (Lausanne)
Healthy, wealthy, wise and happy? An exploratory analysis of the interplay between age and subjective well-being in low- and middle-income countries
06.11.2012 Iris Kesternich (LMU Munich)
Us and them: Distributional preferences in small and large groups
13.11.2012 Isabel Günther (ETH Zurich)
Risk aversion in private and public Goods: "Lab" experiments in rural Benin
20.11.2012 Bettina Siflinger (LMU Munich)
The effects of bereavement on mental health: An analysis of anticipation patterns surrounding the death of the spouse
27.11.2012 Michael Grimm (Passau)
Does forced solidarity hamper investment in small and micro enterprises?
04.12.2012 Johannes Binswanger (Tilburg University)
Does everyone use probabilities? Intuitive and rational decisions about stockholding
11.12.2012 Tabea Bucher-Koenen & Fabrizio Mazzonna (MPI/MEA, Munich)
Economic crises and health
18.12.2012 Barbara Hofmann (IAB Nürnberg)
The role of sickness in the evaluation of job search assistance and sanctions
08.01.2013 no seminar
15.01.2013 Stefan Bauernschuster (ifo Institute, Munich)
Does expanding public child care encourage fertility? County-level evidence from Germany
08.01.2013 no seminar
29.01.2013 Raphael Studer (University of Zurich)
Does the stork deliver happiness? Parenthood and life satisfaction
05.02.2013 no seminar

Seminar rules

  • Talks should last about 60 minutes, including discussion. No problem if you take a bit more or less (but not more than 90 minutes total).
  • Please send the title for your presentation at least one week before the seminar to
  • There is a beamer in the seminar room. Generally, we won't bring a computer, but we will if you ask.

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