DIW Wochenbericht 5 / 2009
2009| Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Wochenbericht 29 / 2008
Neu gegründete Unternehmen halten sich besonders lange am Markt, wenn die Gründer eine mittlere Risikobereitschaft aufweisen. Dies zeigt eine aktuelle empirische Studie. Sind die Unternehmer sehr risikoscheu oder aber besonders risikofreudig, hat dies negative Auswirkungen auf die Überlebensdauer des Unternehmens. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit des frühzeitigen Scheiterns ist dann deutlich höher.
2008| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Weekly Report 19/20 / 2022
Following the 2015 refugee influx, recent studies have found that around one in four companies have hired refugees. A survey of 100 companies that hired refugees shows that hiring refugees can increase employee satisfaction, improve reputations, and positively affect corporate developments. At the same time, hiring refugees also poses challenges for employers. These include barriers in the hiring process, ...
2022| Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Anne-Christin Winkler
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2019
German voters in the 2019 European election showed remarkable regional differences in their voting behavior. The Green Party surged in West German districts, while the AfD further consolidated its successes in East Germany. Investigating structural differences at the district level reveals that the Green party is particularly popular in economically strong, demographically young, and dynamic districts ...
2019| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2019
2019| Tomaso Duso, Martin Gornig, Alexander S. Kritikos, Malte Rieth, Axel Werwatz
DIW Weekly Report 7/8/9 / 2019
Italy has yet to recover from the economic consequences of the financial and sovereign debt crisis that began more than a decade ago. In addition to losing 1.4 million jobs across the manufacturing and construction sectors, new industries driving growth across the EU, such as knowledge-intensive services, are instead stagnating in Italy. Previous structural reforms focused on deregulating the labor ...
2019| Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Anselm Mattes, Malte Rieth
DIW Weekly Report 29 / 2018
Private businesses’ nominal value added in Greece has fallen by 38 percent over the last ten years. Micro firms were hit particularly hard. Despite efforts to stabilize the macroeconomic environment, there are only weak signs of recovery. Future prospects are not much better, as—with the exception of labor market regulations—the conditions for investments and business activities have not been sufficiently ...
2018| Alexander S. Kritikos, Lars Handrich, Anselm Mattes
DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2018
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
Weekly Report 16 / 2010
The German mechanical engineering industry, dominated by medium-sized companies, is greatly successful - both on the domestic and on the international market. A first analysis conducted by DIW Berlin reveals that this success cannot be attributed to a better exploitation of potential efficiencies - mechanical engineering is about as efficient as other key sectors (for instance the chemical industry). ...
2010| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
Weekly Report 14 / 2010
A lack of financial means is viewed as a key reason why small businesses fail. Therefore, also in Germany several institutions tried to establish microloans as a financing tool. A first empirical study, building a benchmark for similar studies in Western Europe, shows that about 15 percent of all self-employed individuals would be interested in getting access to microloans. The study also demonstrates ...
2010| Alexander S. Kritikos, Christoph Kneiding