Forschung, Veranstaltungen, Publikationen

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 Wintersemester 2017/18

Summer Academy 2018. Firm Behavior in Central and Eastern Europe: Productivity, Innovation and Trade

10th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe. Organized by the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg) in cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing (APB) and the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES). 
Dates: June 11-13, 2018 
Location: Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing on Lake Starnberg near Munich
Call for papers  
Submission deadline: March 18, 2018

Social Policy in East and Southeast Europe in Past and Present. Demographic Challenges and Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion

6 IOS Annual Conference 2018.
Dates: 21 June – 23 June 2018
Location: IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4

Call for Participants
The application deadline is January 19, 2018

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30. Januar 2018

The Determinants of Wealth Inequality: Finance, War, and Redistribution

Ein Vortrag von Roman Horvath (Charles University in Prague) im Rahmen der Seminarreihe des AB Ökonomie am IOS.
Datum: 30. Januar 2018
Zeit: Beginn 10 Uhr!
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)

We examine the determinants of wealth inequality using Bayesian model averaging to address regression model uncertainty stemming from the lack of encompassing model of wealth inequality. We use a global sample of 67 countries and include nearly 40 different determinants of wealth inequality capturing various economic, political,  financial, institutional, and geographical indicators. Our results show only a handful indicators explain cross-country differences in wealth inequality. More globalized countries with greater technological progress and higher savings rate exhibit greater inequality.  Higher inflation and conflicts such as civil wars tend to increase wealth inequality, too. We find that financial sector exerts a complex effect on wealth inequality. While greater financial depth increases inequality, better access to finance decreases it. The countries, which are able to attract foreign investment and which redistribute income more, exhibit a lower degree of wealth inequality.