Report , News of 20 July 2016

Public investment in the Berlin state budget: education and transport are falling short

Dirk Diessel (Copyright)  Berlin U-Bahn U
Copyright: Dirk Diessel

In Berlin, as elsewhere, public investment is critical to an individual’s life satisfaction and a prerequisite for positive economic development. There are many fields of activity for public investment. For instance, the tasks for Berlin include a sustainable transport concept that maintains and develops the local passenger transport network, a sustainable cycle concept, new schools need to be built and old ones need renovating, and Berlin must find answers to problems in its housing market.

The full report by Felix Arnold, Johannes Brinkmann, Maximilian Brill and Ronny Freier in: DIW Economic Bulletin 29/2016 | PDF, 208.93 KB .