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Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), ifo Institute, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research more

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Weekly Report, 28 Mar 2018

On what and to what extent private households in Germany spend money varies significantly depending on employment status, income, and age. As this study based on the most current official sample survey of income and expenditure from 2013 shows, unemployed households on average spend over half of ... more

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Press Release, 28 Mar 2018

The German economy is expected to have gained a good 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the final quarter of 2017. This is signaled by the Economic Barometer of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), which rose from 113 to 118 points. It is still well above the 10 ... more

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Report, 27 Mar 2018

The 4th DIW Europe Lecture was held by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She argued for fundamental reforms of the euro architecture and talked about her ideas for the next steps of economic integration in the eurozone. You can now find a review ... more

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by Karl Brenke, Jan Pfannkuche, in DIW Weekly Report

On what and to what extent private households in Germany spend money varies significantly depending on employment status, income, and age. As this study based on the most current official sample survey of income and expenditure from 2013 shows, unemployed households on average spend over half of their income on basic needs such as living and food expenses while unemployed people living alone spend almost two-thirds on basic needs. Employed and retired households with multiple adults, on the other hand, spend only one-third of their income on living and food expenses. Model calculations show that recent price increases of goods and services have affected all households to a similar degree. Before 2013, low-income households were slightly more affected than others due to their consumption patterns. The savings rate also depends on employment status, income, and age. While low-income households even go into debt, many other households are sometimes saving 20 percent or more of their income. On average, every household saved a good 17 percent of their income in 2013.

by Max Hanisch, in DIW Weekly Report

To accompany the economic upturn in the U.S., the Federal Reserve Bank has been raising its benchmark interest rate incrementally. In an increasingly globalized world in which the American economy plays a key role, an action like this has spillover effects on the international level. Based on a dynamic factor model, the present study shows that the member states of the euro area—Germany in particular—can temporarily benefit from a restrictive U.S. monetary policy. The devaluation of the euro against the U.S. dollar will improve the euro area’s balance of trade and trigger an economic upturn, primarily in the member states in which the U.S. has captured a substantial portion of exports.

by Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Karl Brenke, Christian Breuer, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer,Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak, in DIW Weekly Report

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