puje (Copyright)  Diagramm Statistik Aufschwung
Press Release, 29 Sep 2016

Thanks to a stable job market and solid consumption, the German economy is experiencing a moderate upswing. The GDP is expected to increase by 1.9 percent this year, 1.4 percent in 2017, and 1.6 percent in 2018, according to the Gemeinschaftsdiagnose (GD, joint economic forecast) that was prepared ... more

Marcin Balcerzak (Copyright)  B ro Office
Press Release, 23 Sep 2016

Availability for full-time work still a prerequisite for climbing the career ladder in all sectors Overall, women in Germany have considerably lower odds of holding a senior management position than men, particularly in the financial sector. These are the findings of a study conducted by the ... more

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Report, 23 Sep 2016

Facing deflationary threats, the ECB has engaged in several forms of asset purchase programs to fulfill its mandate of maintaining price stability. A main objective of these programs is raising inflation expectations, as these are a main determinant of actual inflation. This study empirically ... more

sunshine (Copyright)  Teamarbeit Arbeitsgruppe Arbeitsgruppen
Interview, 21 Sep 2016

For years now, the share of women in management positions in Germany has been considerably lower than that of men. Has the likelihood of women occupying a management position improved at all? During the observation period —from 2001 to 2014— women’s chances did not improve ... more

puje (Copyright)  Diagramm Statistik Aufschwung
Press Release, 13 Sep 2016

DIW Berlin short-term economic forecast: German GDP will increase by 1.9 percent in 2016, 1.0 percent in 2017, and 1.6 percent in 2018 – Brexit decision temporarily hindering growth – unemployment continues to fall, but wage increases are also slowing down – public budgets will end ... more

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by Holger Lengfeld, Martin Kroh, in DIW Economic Bulletin

In response to the European sovereign debt and currency crisis, the EU has begun to implement measures toward fiscal solidarity at least for the euro area. Survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study show that just under half of all adults in Germany generally support providing assistance to EU countries experiencing financial difficulties. Almost one in three respondents also advocate the idea of an individual solidarity contribution for countries in crisis. In return, the majority of people in Germany expect these countries to reduce public spending and forge ahead with privatization. Only a minority call for the crisis country to make cuts in its social spending.

by Malte Rieth, Lisa Gehrt, in DIW Economic Bulletin

Facing deflationary threats, the ECB has engaged in several forms of asset purchase programs to fulfill its mandate of maintaining price stability. A main objective of these programs is raising inflation expectations, as these are a main determinant of actual inflation. This study empirically evaluates the effectiveness of these ECB policies in raisinginflation expectations. The results suggest that the ECB announcements of asset purchase programs significantly increased the expected inflation in the euro area, albeit to a quantitatively modest extent. All in all, inflation expectations were raised by 20 to 30 basis points.

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