Events

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17 Sept 2018

Event Forward guidance and policy normalisation

Benoît Cœuré has been a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since 1 January 2012. He is responsible for International and European Relations, Market Operations and the Oversight of Payment Systems. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements, and has held this position since October 2013. He has held various positions at the French Treasury, notably that of Chief Executive of the debt management office Agence France Trésor, G7 and G20 sous-sherpa, Deputy Director General and Chief Economist. Graduate of the École polytechnique and alumnus of the École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE), he teaches at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He is also the author of numerous articles and books on international and European monetary and financial issues.

Speaker
Time
11.00 - 12.15
Location
Q-Club Quartier Zukunft Friedrichstraße 181 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
21 June 2018

Event Bretton Woods, Brussels, and Beyond: Redesigning the Institutions of Europe

Economists have discussed extensively what to do to reform the European Project and how, but have been broadly silent on who and when. Which institutions and rules are needed, and when? This eBook shows that such institutional questions, although seldomly raised, are of fundamental importance for the future of European integration. 

To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by June 20, 2018.

Speaker
  • Presentation by
    Jan-Egbert Sturm, Professor at ETH Zurich and Director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute

    Panel discussion with:
    Lars Feld, Professor at University of Freiburg and director of Walter Eucken Institute
    Isabel Schnabel, Professor of Economics and Member of the German Council of Economic Experts 
    Jan-Egbert Sturm, Professor at ETH Zurich and director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute

    Moderation by: Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin

  • Time
    12.30-14.00
    Location
    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    25 April 2018

    Berlin Lunchtime Meeting China's economic policy future: state capitalism or strengthened market economy?

    The DIW Berlin and the OECD Berlin Centre cordially invite you to the Berlin Lunchtime Meeting.

    In China the strengthening of market mechanisms hoped for by western businesses is making only slow progress. Instead the state and the Communist Party are expanding their influence in the economy. This has consequences for China's economic policy. In the past decades this has led to growing overcapacities and indebtedness. Now China is aiming at global technological leadership. Is this approach a threat to the liberal order of the global economy?

    The event language will be English.

    The lecture starts at 13:00 p.m.

    We look forward to your participation, and request that you register at

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    Speaker
  • Dr. Max J. Zenglein
    Margit Molnar, Ph.D.

  • Time
    12.00 - 14.15 Uhr
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
    26 March 2018

    DIW Europe Lecture Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

    The DIW Europe Lecture is a lecture series by leading policy-makers and academics on the future of Europe. The series aims at fostering and informing the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin. 

    Following an outstanding private sector career in which she had served as the first Chairwoman of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, Christine Lagarde joined the French Government in June 2005 as Trade Minister. After a brief stint as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, in June 2007 she became the first woman to hold the post of Finance and Economy Minister of a G-7 country. As Chair of the G-20 when France took over its presidency for the year 2011, she set in motion a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system. On July 5, 2011, Christine Lagarde became the eleventh Managing Director of the IMF, the first woman in that position. In 2016, the IMF Executive Board selected her to serve for a second five-year term.

    The DIW Europe Lecture is a lecture series by leading policy-makers and academics on the future of Europe. The series aims at fostering and informing the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin. Previous Europe Lectures have been held by Mario Draghi, Barry Eichengreen and Lawrence H. Summers.

    To register, please confirm your participation by Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the email:

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    Speaker
  • Christine Lagarde

  • Time
    10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
    Location
    Auditorium Friedrichstrasse Quartier 110 Friedrichstrasse 180 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    16 January 2018

    Event Release of the World Inequality Report 2018

    The DIW Berlin is happy to invite you to join the presentation of the first release of the World Inequality Report conducted by the internationally leading inequality experts centered around Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman.


    Economic inequality is widespread and has been growing since the 1980s questioning economic growth policies over the world. The report will be introduced by its general director Lucas Chancel. Thereafter, Charlotte Bartels will present her findings on the evolution of economic inequality in Germany from 1871 to 2013, summarized in the German chapter in the World Inequality Report. Albeit the big political and economic changes affecting Germany over the past 150 years, inequality remained surprisingly stable. In a podium discussion, Lucas Chancel, Charlotte Bartels, and Hartmut Kaelble will discuss long-term implications of rising inequality for the world and Germany.

    Please find here the executive summary of the World Inequality Report 2018

    Speaker
  • Charlotte Bartels is a postdoctoral researcher at DIW Berlin/SOEP. Her research is in the fields of empirical public and labor economics, in particular, the distribution of income and wealth in a long-run perspective.

    Lucas Chancel is codirector of the World Inequality Lab and of the World Wealth and Income Database (WID.world) at the Paris School of Economics. He is also a Lecturer at Sciences Po and general coordinator of the World Inequality Report 2018.

    Hartmut Kaelble is a senior professor of social history at the Department of Economic and Social History at Humboldt University, Berlin. His most recent book is “Mehr Reichtum, mehr Armut” (More Wealth, more poverty) (campus 2017). He has published widely on inequality, social mobility and comparative history of Europe.

    Welcome address by: Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig | DIW Berlin

  • Time
    3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    15 June 2017

    Symposium The populist upturn - Implications for the European and the world economy

    Panel discussion with

    Marcel Fratzscher, President, DIW Berlin
    Clemens Fuest, President, ifo Institute
    Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII
    Xavier Ragot, President, OFCE

    Moderation: Mathilde Richter, Press Officer, DIW Berlin

    Time
    4:45 p.m. - 6.15 p.m.
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    23 May 2017

    Event DIW Women´s Finance Summit

    Almost ten years after the crisis, the financial sector is still in the midst of a far-reaching transformational process. The macroeconomic environment and regulatory frameworks are changing profoundly and fast, whereas new technologies challenge established players – both from the public and private sector – as never before. These developments and their implications for the financial services industry and economies at large will be discussed in particular by leading female exponents. Topics such as how organizations benefit from a sound gender balance in management and supervisory boards will also be part of the discussions.

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    Online registration is now open. Updated information about the event including the program are available at the Conference Website. We look forward to welcoming you at this inaugural Women´s Finance Summit.
    Location
    Deutsche Bank AG Eingang Charlottenstr. Unter den Linden 13-15 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    13 March 2017

    Event The role of fiscal policy in advancing structural reforms in Europe

    Europe is in need of further structural reforms but appetite for them seems to be waning, partly due to political opposition and concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effects. Could upfront fiscal support enhance the gains from reforms and break this political deadlock? Would this weaken or instead strengthen public finances over the medium term? What should countries without fiscal space do to foster reforms? In order to strengthen the ongoing recovery and ensure the progress of the European integration, these central questions need to be addressed. At this DIW event, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presents its latest paper tackling these issues.

    We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, we kindly ask you to register by March 9, 2017 by emailing .

    Speaker
  • Maurice Obstfeld,
    IMF Chief Economist

    Ludger Schuknecht,
    Chief Economist of the German Ministry of Finance

    Romain Duval,
    Advisor in the IMF Research Department

    Angana Banerji,
    Senior Economist in the IMF’s European Department

    Marcel Fratzscher,
    President of DIW Berlin.

  • Time
    9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    13 Dec 2016

    DIW Europe Lecture The Populist Turn in American Politics: Implications for Europe

    This lecture will trace the populist turn in American politics, and identify instances and conditions under which mainstream politicians and parties succeeded and failed in stemming the populist tide.

    Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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    Speaker
  • Barry Eichengreen

  • Time
    17:30 - 19.00 Uhr
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    2 Dec 2016

    Event The Global Economy and Balanced Growth

    Under Secretary Sheets’ remarks will address the state of the global economy and emphasize that supply-side and demand-side measures are complementary and that both are necessary to foster strong, sustainable, and balanced growth.

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    To register, please confirm your participation by Thursday, 1 December 2016 at the email: events@diw.de. 
    Speaker
  • Nathan Sheets
    Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury


    Moderation by Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin

  • Time
    12.30 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    15 to 18 June 2016

    Conference 30th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)

    The 30th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) will take place on June 15-18, 2016, organized by the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) at the Harnack House, in Berlin.

    The aim of the Conference is to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and results across a range of fields, including the economics of the household, labour economics, public economics, demography, and health economics.

    Marco Francesconi (University of Essex) will serve as the program chair and Daniel D. Schnitzlein (DIW Berlin, Leibniz University Hannover) as coordinator of the local organizing team. The keynote speakers will be Marianne P. Bitler (University of California-Irvine) and David Figlio (Northwestern University).
    The presidential address will be given by Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University). As part of the 30th anniversary of the Society, there will be a series of special sessions delivered by past presidents of ESPE.

    The paper submission site will open by November 1, 2015. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016. Acceptance decisions will be announced by April 1, 2016.

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Marianne P. Bitler (University of California-Irvine)
    David Figlio (Northwestern University)

  • Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 322
    30 March 2016

    Event Asian Development Outlook 2016

    Presentation of the Asian Development Outlook 2016 by Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist of ADB.
    Juzhong Zhuang joined the ADB in 1997, and currently works in the Economics and Research Department. His division produces policy research on long-term development issues facing Asia and the Pacific and
    supports ADB’s operations to strengthen the economic rationale of its lending and non-lending projects and programs. He has written extensively on Asian development.

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    To register for this event, please confirm your participation by Monday, 23 March at the email: events@diw.de.
    Speaker
  • Introduction by Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin

    Opening Remarks by Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary, BMZ

    Presentation of the Asian Development Outlook 2016 by Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist of ADB

    Panel Discussion with
    Ludger Schuknecht, Head of the Directorate General I, Federal Ministry of Finance
    Jörg Zeuner, Chief Economist at KfW Banking Group and Head of the Economics Department
    Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist of ADB
    Chair: Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin

  • Time
    2.00 p.m - 4.00 p.m.
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    9 February 2016

    Event Tackling Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity in the face of Global Challenges Ahead

    We ended 2015 with good news: For the first time in history, the number of extremely poor people dropped below 10 percent. The new sustainable development goals and the Paris climate deal bring momentum to our effort to lift the remaining 700 million poor out of poverty while generating climate-smart economic growth. Hardly ever before did so many governments, businesses, international organizations, and civil society leaders agree on such ambitious targets and put global public goods before national interests.

    In her presentation Sri Mulyani Indrawati will discuss these challenges as well as explore possible solutions that are economically smart and preserve and increase the gains we have made in the fight against poverty.

    To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by February 8, 2016.

    Speaker
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank

  • Time
    16.00 Uhr - 17.30 Uhr
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    29 May 2015

    DIW Europe Lecture Secular Stagnation in the Global Economy

    The DIW Europe Lecture is a lecture series by leading policy-makers and academics on the future of Europe. The series aims at fostering and informing the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin. 

    The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the American Academy in Berlin cordially invite you to the public presentation on "Secular Stagnation in the Global Economy" Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, 71st United States Secretary of Treasury President Emeritus and Charles Eliot  University Professor, Harvard University.

    Dr. Summers will discuss the theory of secular stagnation and it´s potential relevance to recent global economic events.  He will argue that the industrialized world is likely to suffer from a structural surplus of savings over investment for quite some time and will discuss a number of implications this presents.  Dr. Summers will focus, in particular, on Europe´s crucial role in the global economy and German´s crucial role in Europe.
                
    You are invited to attend. Please confirm attendance by email at  until Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Please feel free to forward the invitation to interested parties.

    Speaker
  • Lawrence H. Summers

  • Time
    10:00 am to 11:15 am
    Location
    Auditorium Friedrichstrasse Quartier 110 Friedrichstrasse 180 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    20 April 2015

    Event The Role of Trade in Addressing Major Economic Challenges

    The talk will focus on both old and new theories of benefits of trade for growth and middle-class incomes, with a particular focus on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). It will also address the role of trade in helping to tackle a number of other broader challenges including climate change, global poverty and global imbalances.

    Jason Furman was confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2013 as the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he serves as President Obama’s Chief Economist and a Member of the Cabinet. Furman has served the President since the beginning of the Administration, previously holding the position of Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President. Immediately prior to the Administration, Furman was Economic Policy Director for the President’s campaign in 2008 and a member of the Presidential Transition Team.
    Furman held a variety of posts in public policy and research before his work with President Obama. In public policy, Furman worked at both the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and also at the World Bank. In research, Furman was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and also has served in visiting positions at various universities, including NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy. Furman has conducted research in a wide range of areas, such as fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, and domestic and international macroeconomics. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is the editor of two books on economic policy. Furman holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

    Moderator: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.

    You are invited to attend. Please confirm attendance by email at until Friday, April 17, 2015.  Please feel free to forward the invitation to interested parties.

    Speaker
  • Jason Furman Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Chief Economist of Barack Obama / the White House of the United States of America
  • Time
    5.00 pm to 6.15 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    17 Nov 2014

    Event Politics and Work Family Policies in the United States: Stalemate, Gender, Race and Class?

    Gender Studies at DIW Berlin and the project group Demography and Inequalityat the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Humboldt-University Berlin cordially invite you to the lecture: Politics and Work Family Policies in the United States: Stalemate, Gender, Race and Class?

    Lecture:
    Ariane Hegewisch
    | Study Director at the Institut for Women´s Policy Research (IWPR), Washington D.C.

    Introduction:
    Prof. Anette Fasang | WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Humboldt-University Berlin

    Chair:
    PD Dr. Elke Holst | Research Director Gender Studies, DIW Berlin

    To participate, we kindly ask you to register at events@diw.de by Novemver 12, 2014.

    Time
    3.00 to 5.00 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    30 October 2014

    Conference The Comprehensive Assessment, the ECB’s New Role and Limits of a Common Supervision in the EU

    Keynotes:Thomas Hoenig (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and Erkki Liikanen (Bank of Finland)

    Speaker and Panelists: Prof. Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam), Costanza Bufalini (UniCredit), Andrea Enria (European Banking Authority), Markus Ferber (MEP/EVP, Econ), Sven Giegold (MEP/The Greens), Prof. Charles Goodhart (London School of Economics), Andrew Gracie (Bank of England), Dr. Levin Holle (Federal Ministry of Finance), Aerdt Houben (Dutch Central Bank), Dr. Elke König (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority), Sylvie Matherat (Deutsche Bank), Dr. Maria Nieto (Bank of Spain), Paulina Przewoska (Finance Watch), Prof. Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School), Dr. Natacha Valla (CEPII), Nicolas Veron (Bruegel), Jukka Vesala (European Central Bank, tbc), Prof. Jose Vinals (International Monetary Fund), Thomas Wieser (Euro Working Group, tbc), Dr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs) and other experts.


    Participation is free of charge, but restricted on confirmed registration. If you want to participate as a guest, you can register until 22 Oktober 2014 via email conference@frsn.de or by fax +49 (0)32 22 9808 724.  

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    Location
    Auditorium Friedrichstrasse Quartier 110 Friedrichstrasse 180 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    external
    Martin Aehling
    info@frsn.de
    21 October 2014

    Event Investment Weakness in the Euro Area and the Need for Public Investment - The IMF Perspective

    Davide Furceri | IMF Research Department
    Bergljot Barkbu | Deputy Representative, IMF Europe Office in Paris and Brussels

    As highlighted in the IMF's article IV consultation report for the euro area, investment across the euro area remains below its pre crisis level. Its performance has been weaker than in most previous recessions and financial crises. The IMF analysis shows that much of this weakness can be explained by output dynamics, but that since the sovereign debt crisis, a high cost of capital, financial constraints, corporate leverage, and uncertainty have further held back investment in parts of the euro area.

    To participate, we kindly ask you to register at events@diw.de by October 20, 2014.  

    Time
    12.30 pm to 2.00 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    6 October 2014

    Event Europe in the Global Economy - How to Stimulate Private Investment


    Panel Discussion with Erik Nielsen, Global Chief Economist of UniCredit
    Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President and CEO of DIW Berlin and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin
    Prof. Mark Hallerberg, Ph.D., Professor for Public Management & Political Economy at Hertie School of Governance
    Prof. Jörg Rocholl, Ph.D., President of European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)
    Moderation: Stefan Wagstyl, Chief Germany Correspondent at Financial Times

    Only strong economic growth will help Europe emerge from its crisis. The reforms implemented to date at national and European level have failed to impact the economy positively; this is due to excessive national, corporate, and private debts, weakness of the banking system, the lack of structural reforms, an insufficient institutional framework at European level, as well as a persisting climate of distrust in the stability of economic development. Europe’s biggest economic weaknesses is a lack of private investment. A European investment agenda is vital in order to generate the impetus required to push the European economy towards a sustainable recovery.

    Erik F. Nielsen is Global Chief Economist and Head of Economics & Fixed Income/Currency, Commodity and Asset Allocation Research at Unicredit Bank. In this role Erik is responsible for forming and communicating the overall macroeconomic and policy views of UniCredit Group. Prior to joining UniCredit in September 2011, Erik worked for more than 15 years as an economist at Goldman Sachs in New York and London; and spent ten years in Washington DC as an economist for the IMF and World Bank in various capacities. Before leaving for the US, Erik worked at the Danish Central Bank and taught for two years at the Copenhagen Business School.

     

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    Time
    12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
    Location
    ESMT Berlin European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    25 June 2014

    Event Inside the Euro Crisis 


    with Simeon Djankov, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

    Moderation: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President and CEO of DIW Berlin and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin

    The problems inherent in the Eurozone formation were foreseen by many economic experts over the years. But when the Eurozone sovereign debt and banking crisis engulfed the region in 2010, the policy response was often chaotic, short-sighted and hampered by political and ideological constraints. By now, the euro area has stabilized, but many of the long-term problems remain. As is made clear by the book Inside the Euro Crisis: An Eyewitness Account, the costs of the crisis were higher than needed, and the Eurozone is far from out of danger. Inside the Euro Crisis offers some important suggestions for repairing the damage and minimizing the chances of crises in the future. More than that, it tells a dramatic story of one individual economist’s experience as part of the high-level decision making process in Brussels as the crisis unfolded.

    Time
    03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
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