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  • DIW Weekly Report 17/18 / 2018

    Risk Aversion and Other Factors Determine Income Redistribution Preferences

    The amount of redistribution people favor depends on socioeconomic factors and their views on fairness. This study, based on a representative survey conducted in Sweden, confirms earlier results: Higher incomes are correlated with wanting less redistribution, women are more in favor of redistribution than men on average, and older people favor it more than younger people. People’s views on fairness ...

    2018| Manja Gärtner, Johanna Mollerstrom
  • DIW Weekly Report 17/18 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 15/16 / 2018

    Social Services: A Rapidly Growing Economic Sector

    The social services sector has experienced growth at a far above-average pace in the past, and employment has even accelerated since the middle of the past decade. This is due to a strong increase in demand for this sector's services as a result of an aging society and from increasing tasks to solve problems in families. The influx of refugees has also affected demand. Almost everywhere in the EU, ...

    2018| Karl Brenke, Thore Schlaak, Leopold Ringwald
  • DIW Weekly Report 15/16 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 13/14 / 2018

    Household Consumption and Savings Rate Depend Strongly on Employment Status, Income, and Age

    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 ...

    2018| Karl Brenke, Jan Pfannkuche
  • DIW Weekly Report 13/14 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 12 / 2018

    German and Euro Area Economies Will Benefit from a U.S. Interest Rate Hike in the Short Term

    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 ...

    2018| Max Hanisch
  • DIW Weekly Report 12 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 10/11 / 2018

    New Government’s Policies Give the Thriving German Economy an Additional Boost

    The German economy will grow by 2.4 percent this year, especially due to strong foreign demand. Brisk investment activity continues in this economic climate; stimulus from foreign trade, however, is weakening somewhat. Despite strong consumer demand in the coming quarters, employment and economic output growth are losing momentum. However, stimulus measures from the new federal government will increase ...

    2018| Ferdinand Fichtner, Karl Brenke, Christian Breuer, Marius Clemens, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
  • DIW Weekly Report 10/11 / 2018

    The Global Economy and the Euro Area: Expansion Continues but Is Losing Momentum

    The global economy is likely to grow by over four percent this year and somewhat less next year. DIW Berlin has slightly raised its forecast for both years. Developed economies as well as emerging markets are experiencing an upturn; however, growth rates are likely to be slightly lower in the future. One reason for the sound global economy is the fact that the labor market situation is steadily improving, ...

    2018| Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth
  • DIW Weekly Report 10/11 / 2018

    New Government Prolongs German Economic Upswing: Editorial

    2018| 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
  • DIW Weekly Report 10/11 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2018

    Inequality in Germany: Decrease in Gap for Gross Hourly Wages since 2014, but Monthly and Annual Wages Remain on Plateau

    Despite the booming German labor market, wage inequality is still a relevant issue. In the present study, the authors report on the changes in wages and their distribution between 1992 and 2016. In addition to real contractual gross hourly wages, we closely examined gross monthly and annual wages. Based on Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) data, the results show that wage inequality rose significantly between ...

    2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2018

    German Right-Wing Party AfD Finds More Support in Rural Areas with Aging Populations

    This study examines in which setting the German political party Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) performed well in the 2017 parliamentary elections. The AfD’s popularity was relatively high in electoral districts with an above-average amount of craft businesses, a disproportionately high amount of older residents and workers in the manufacturing sector, and—applicable mainly ...

    2018| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 6 / 2018

    EU Roaming Regulation: Theoretical Model Suggests a Positive Assessment

    Since June 15, 2017, mobile network operators in the European Economic Area may not impose surcharges for making telephone calls, sending text messages, or using data services in other EEA countries. The regulation was designed to create a digital domestic market without adversely affecting consumers. The regulation raises the expectation of changes in mobile network operators’ tariff structures. Theoretical ...

    2018| Pio Baake, Lilo Wagner
  • DIW Weekly Report 6 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

    Company Productivity Increases with More Knowledge-Based Capital

    In Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested every year in knowledge-based capital, which encompasses assets such as research and development, software and databases, organizational capital, marketing and advertising, and technical design. Yet investments in traditional capital (such as machinery and non-residential buildings) still significantly outweigh knowledge investments, standing at over ...

    2018| Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

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    2018
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