Barbara Hofmann

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A newly synthesised structural analogue of PAF, coded KO-286011 (1-O-hexadecyl-2-O-ethyl-racglycero-3-phosphoric acid 4-(N,N-dimethylamino)pyridinium butylester), was proved for its ability to inhibit PAF-mediated platelet responses in vitro and in vivo. The compound inhibited effectively the PAF-induced aggregation and secretion of human and rabbit(More)
Unemployment insurance (UI) sanctions in the form of bene t reductions are intended to set disincentives for UI recipients to stay unemployed. Empirical evidence about the e ects of UI sanctions in Germany is missing. Using administrative data we investigate the e ects of sanctions on the reemployment probability in West Germany for a period before the(More)
The Role of Sickness in the Evaluation of Job Search Assistance and Sanctions* Unemployment insurance agencies may combat moral hazard by punishing refusals to apply to assigned vacancies. However, the possibility to report sick creates an additional moral hazard, since during sickness spells, minimum requirements on search behavior do not apply. This(More)
In this article, we investigate the impact of job displacement on women's first-birth rates as well as the variation in this effect over the business cycle. We use mass layoffs to estimate the causal effects of involuntary job loss on fertility in the short and medium term, up to five years after displacement. Our analysis is based on rich administrative(More)
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