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CGE-Based Methods to Measure the Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty
28.07.2016, Isabel Teichmann
Roundup 100

It is heavily discussed whether trade liberalization is good or bad for the poor in a given (developing) country. The answer depends on a wide variety of factors, such as the type of trade barrier removed, the economic and institutional environment in the country, and the characteristics of the poor in that country (Winters 2002; Winters et al. 2004). In addition, the results can also be driven by the specific method used to measure the impact of the trade-policy reform on poverty. For an informed discussion, it is, therefore, important to understand the corresponding empirical methods at (...)




Modelling the impact of energy and climate policies
04.11.2014, Daniel Huppmann, Franziska Holz
Roundup 44

Climate change mitigation and the transformation to a global low-carbon economy is a pressing issue in policy discussions and international negotiations. The political debate is supported by the scientific community with a large number of projections, pathway simulations and scenario analyses of the global energy system and its development over the next decades. These studies are often based on numerical economy-energy-environment-climate models. This DIW Roundup provides an overview of the model types used in the academic arena to evaluate and quantify the potential impacts of energy (...)




Herausforderungen bei der Messung von Kriminalität
16.06.2014, Mathias Bug, Kristina Meier
Roundup 24

Die mediale Berichterstattung zur Polizeilichen Kriminalstatistik (PKS) kulminiert nach der Veröffentlichung der kommunalen und Landesstatistiken im Frühjahr jeden Jahres mit der Veröffentlichung der bundesweiten Kriminalstatistik (BMI 2014 a). Die Versuche der Sicherheitsbehörden (konkret des Bundeskriminalamts, das die Statistik auf Bundesebene bündelt), die Erwartungen und Deutungsspielräume der PKS aus methodischen Gründen einzugrenzen (BMI, 2014 a: S.3), laufen dabei jedoch regelmäßig bereits im Rahmen der Erstpräsentation ins Leere. (...)


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