Ronny Freier

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Mohrenstraße 58

Berlin, 10117

Germany

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Regression Discontinuity Designs Based on Population Thresholds: Pitfalls and Solutions

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1503
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Sep 2015
University of Oxford, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) and Bocconi University - Department of Economics
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regression discontinuity design, causal inference, sorting, population thresholds, institutional design

Overlapping Political Budget Cycles in the Legislative and the Executive

IEB Working Paper No. 2015/01
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Mar 2015
University of Barcelona - Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
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Election cycles, municipal expenditures, council and mayor elections, instrumental variables approach

Overlapping Political Budget Cycles in the Legislative and the Executive

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1429
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Dec 2014
University of Barcelona - Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
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Election cycles, municipal expenditures, council and mayor elections, instrumental variables approach

Overlapping Political Budget Cycles in the Legislative and the Executive

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-099
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2014
University of Barcelona - Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
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election cycles, municipal expenditures, council and mayor elections, instrumental variables approach

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Do Parties Matter? Estimating the Effect of Political Power in Multi-Party Systems

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1205
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 May 2012
Ronny Freier and Christian Odendahl
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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local taxation, local election, municipality data instrumental variable approach

The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1256
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Nov 2012
Ronny Freier and Johanna Storck
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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secondary school choice, school quality instrumental variable estimation, selection on unobservables

The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables

SOEPpaper No. 530
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Jan 2013
Ronny Freier and Johanna Storck
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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secondary school choice, school quality, instrumental variable estimation, selection on unobservables

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Voters Prefer More Qualified Mayors, But Does It Matter for Public Finances? Evidence for Germany

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1262
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Jan 2013
Ronny Freier and Sebastian Thomasius
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Department of Business and Economics
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mayoral elections, regression discontinuity design, politician's education and experience, fiscal outcomes

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Voting for Direct Democracy: Evidence from a Unique Popular Initiative in Bavaria

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1435
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jan 2015
Free University of Berlin (FUB), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), University of Bayreuth and University of Bayreuth - Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
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Direct democracy, Voting, Initiative, Parties

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Race to the Debt Trap? - Spatial Econometric Evidence on Debt in German Municipalities

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1358
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2014
Frank M. Fossen, Ronny Freier and Thorsten Martin
University of Nevada, Reno, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and University of Potsdam
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public debt, tax and spending competition, municipality data, spatial interactions, spatial panel estimation

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Do Absolute Majorities Spend Less? Evidence from Germany

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper 1239
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Ronny Freier and Christian Odendahl
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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fiscal spending, local election, absolute majority, municipality data, regression discontinuity

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The Partisan Effects of Voter Turnout: How Conservatives Profit from Rainy Election Days

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1463
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Apr 2015
Felix Arnold and Ronny Freier
Free University of Berlin (FUB) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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Turnout, Partisan effects, rain, Germany, municipalities, elections

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Religious Heterogeneity and Fiscal Policy: Evidence from German Reunification

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1266
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Mar 2013
Ronny Freier, Benny Geys and Joshua Holm
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Independent
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local identity, fiscal policy, redistribution, German reunification, diff-in-diff estimation

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Incumbency, Party Identity and Governmental Lead: Evidence for Heterogeneous Incumbency Effects for Germany

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1177
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jan 2012
Florian Ade, Ronny Freier and Christian Odendahl
Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Economics, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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incumbency advantage, regression discontinuity design, federal elections, state elections

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Signature Requirements and Citizen Initiatives: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Germany

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1311
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jul 2013
Felix Arnold and Ronny Freier
Free University of Berlin (FUB) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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signature requirements, citizen initiatives, local referenda, municipality data, regression discontinuity design

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Finding Your Right (or Left) Partner to Merge

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1467
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Apr 2015
Benjamin Bruns, Ronny Freier and Abel Schumann
Humboldt University of Berlin - School of Business and Economics, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Stockholm School of Economics
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municipality mergers, political decision makers probit analysis, geospatial analysis

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The Earnings Returns to Graduating with Honors: Evidence from Law Graduates

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1431
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Ronny Freier, Mathias Schumann and Thomas Siedler
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), University of Hamburg and University of Hamburg - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
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returns to education, difference-in-differences, entropy balancing, law graduates, earnings