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Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS

Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)
Programm Herbst / Winter 2018/2019

Forschungslabor: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“

Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)
Programm Wintersemester 2018/2019

Jüdisches Leben in Regensburg und Mitteleuropa

Eine Vortragsreihe der "Offenen Hochschule" im Hinblick auf die sich der Neueröffnung der Synagoge im Frühjahr 2019.

Veranstalter: Volkshochschule der Stadt Regensburg in Kooperation mit dem Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung und der Universität Regensburg
Datum: November 2018 bis Februar 2019
Zeit: jeweils montags, von 19.30-21.00 Uhr
Ort: Lesehalle der Stadtbücherei, Haidplatz 8, 93047 Regensburg

Maps in Libraries 2019

First International GeoPortOst Workshop on Maps in Libraries.
Dates: 13 and 14 March 2019
Location: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, IOS (Regensburg).
Call for papers
Please submit your application online via the IOS application Portal.
Submission deadline: 15 December 2018

Jahrestagung/Annual Conference 2019:
Firms and Social Change in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Historical, Political and Economic Perspectives
Dates: May 23–25, 2019
Location: IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg
Call for papers
Deadline for paper proposal submissions: December 21, 2018

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15. Mai 2018

Endogenous language learning and international trade

Ein Vortrag von Michael Rindler (IOS Regensburg) im Rahmen der Seminarreihe des AB Ökonomie am IOS.
Datum: 15. Mai 2018
Zeit: 13.30 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)

In recent years, the role of common language for international trade relations has caught the economist’s attention. This is due to the significance of language variables in the gravity model of trade. Still, the relationship between language and trade is not well understood. While a common spoken language can decrease trading costs, trade with foreigners might increases the incentives to learn their language. Ginsburgh, Melitz and Toubal (2017) made a first attempt to estimate the effect of international trade on foreign language learning in a worldwide cross-country study. I extend their work by tackling some issues that occurred in their paper. First, time-varying data on language is used to capture the dynamics of language learning. This hasn’t been done so far and as learning takes time, that way, some endogeneity problems can be relaxed. Second, the study focuses on Europe. The data captures some interesting changes in language learning in Eastern Europe, mainly from Russian to English. Additionally, in a worldwide sample, there are many countries in which the linguistic fractionalization is high, such that an international trade language serves as a lingua franca within the country as well. It is easier to solve for this problem of ambiguous incentives to learn a second language with European data, where there is only one predominant national language for most countries.