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23 June 2014

Event The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath
Panel discussion with ESMT, Hertie School of Governance and DIW Berlin


Panelists:

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, PhD, President and CEO of DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research), Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance (Humboldt-University Berlin)
Prof. Jean Pisani-Ferry, Professor of Economics and Public Management, Hertie school of Governance, Commissioner-General for Policy Planning, reporting to the French Prime Minister
Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Moderator: Kerstin Bernoth, Professor of Economics (Hertie School of Governance)

At this panel discussion, Jörg Rocholl, Jean Pisani-Ferry, and Marcel Fratzscher will discuss key themes from Jean Pisani-Ferry's new book "The Euro crisis and its aftermath" and explore ways of strengthening the euro area and promoting the integration process. The euro's life, while only slightly more than a decade long, has been riddled by a series of challenges and crises. The disparity between the prosperous northern countries of Germany and France and the plummeting southern countries, including Italy and Greece, has exacerbated problems within the political and economic union of the Eurozone. The north, especially Germany, has debated where to draw the line between doing whatever is necessary to save the common currency and what they have viewed as a charity bailout of countries who flouted the rules for a decade and suffered predictable consequences. Meanwhile, southern countries such as Italy, Spain, and Greece have grown increasingly bitter at the patronizing attitudes of their partners to the north. Amidst loud and frequent debates, solutions including routes for increased integration and punitive policies and reforms have been enacted and discarded to a limited degree of success. The struggles facing this monetary union continue to develop even today.

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Location
Hertie School of Governance Friedrichstr. 180 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
Contact(s)
external
Kathrin Ackermann
Associate Communications and Events Hertie School of Governance
Phone: +49 (0)30 - 259 219 -118
Email: ackermann@hertie-school.org
10 June 2014

Event Germany and the Euro: Adjustment or Financing? 

with Fred Bergsten | Director Emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Moderation: Marcel Fratzscher | President of DIW Berlin

Germany, for solid economic as well as geopolitical reasons, has clearly indicated that it will pay whatever is necessary to preserve the euro.  But its preference for financing the deficit countries rather than helping them reduce their imbalances condemns the Eurozone to "high-level stagnation" and risks the long-term survival of the project.  Germany can pursue several policy options that would reverse, or at least moderate, its current bias, and thus strengthen the prospects for prosperity in the short run and viability in the long run, without violating its propensities for economic stability and fiscal rectitude.

We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. Please feel free to forward the invitation to interested parties. To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by June 9, 2014.

Time
12.00 noon - 1.00 p.m.
Location
Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
20 May 2014

Symposium Symposium in Tokyo: Women in Leading Positions

The Japanese-German Center Berlin, the German Institute for Economic Research and Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) jointly host a symposium, in which specialists from both countries will discuss and compare the current situation and challenges in the promotion of women's participation in leading positions, as well as the business perspectives from the companies in both countries.  

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Location
Tokyo
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
Contact(s)
external
Wolfgang Brenn
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16 May 2014

Event Wall Street Women: Saviors of the Global Economy?

Melissa Fisher, New York University, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

Chair: PD Dr. Elke Holst, Research Director Gender Studies, DIW Berlin
Introduction: Dr. Anja Kirsch, Department of Management, Freie Universität Berlin

In her book Wall Street Women Melissa Fisher ethnographically examined how the first cohort of women in finance enacted "market feminisms", incorporating tenets of liberal feminism such as equal rights into Wall Street institutions. Drawing on nearly two decades of field work with women in financial professions, this talk explores the recent evolution in the gendering of Wall Street as well as the potential effects of that evolution. Melissa Fisher will focus on effects of the 2008 financial crisis which was far more than any of its predecessors, depicted in strikingly gendered terms - with many commentators articulating a divide between masculine, greedy, risk-taking behavior and feminine, conservative, risk-averse approaches for healing the crisis.

To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by May 13, 2014.  

Time
1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Location
Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
18 Dec 2013

Event EBRD Transition Report 2013: Stuck in Transition?

Presentation
Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Ph.D. | Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London

Panel Discussion
Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Ph.D. | Professor of Democracy Studies at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Dr. Kaja Tael | Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Berlin
Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Ph.D. | Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London

Moderation

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. | President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Reforms in most transition countries have stalled since the mid-2000. Long-term growth projections suggest that unless reforms are revived, living standards in most transition countries will remain below those in mature market economies, or at best converge very slowly. There is no shortage of advice on which reforms transition countries should undertake. The real question is why countries will not necessarily embrace it. What can be done to promote not just growth, but reforms that may lead to growth?
The 2013 Transition Report answers this question by examining the political, institutional and human capital constraints to effective reform. It shows that democracy has been an important enabler of reform. It investigates the drivers of democracy in the transition region, and asks if anything can be done to improve economic institutions even in less democratic political systems. It also explores why in some cases - but not in others - improvements in the political system trigger disproportionate improvements in economic institutions. It undertakes a comprehensive assessment of the quality of human capital in the transition region. Finally, it contains the first-ever attempt to assess the inclusiveness of economic institutions - the extent to which societies provide economic opportunities to its members regardless of circumstances at birth - and compare them with Western European benchmarks.

We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. Please feel free to forward the invitation to interested parties. To participate, we kindly ask you to register at mail by December 16, 2013.

Time
2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Location
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
16 Dec 2013

Event From Fragmentation to Financial Integration in Europe

DIW Berlin and IMF cordially invite you to the presentation of the book:

"From Fragmentation to Financial Integration in Europe" by

Dr. Charles Enoch | Deputy Director, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and
Dr. Jianping Zhou | Senior Economist, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Adress of Welcome:
Dr. Simon Junker | Deputy Head of the Dpt. Forecasting and Economic Policy

To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by December 12, 2013.  

Time
12.00 - 13.00 Uhr
Location
Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
11 Dec 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting Benefiting from Global Value Chains. A new look at Germany’s trade and innovation performance

Presentation: Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Comment: Roman Bertenrath, Head Research and Analysis, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, IW Köln Consult
Moderation: Heino v. Meyer, OECD Berlin Centre

What is Germany's position in global value chains (GVCs) and how is it changing? Dirk Pilat will present a new way of looking at trade relations based on recent OECD work, including a new database on Trade in Value Added that was developed in cooperation with the WTO. He will examine the growth and employment benefits that Germany is drawing from its participation in GVCs. Subsequently the role and impact of domestic policies concerning openness to foreign trade, investment and innovation will be discussed. Finally, the presentation will reflect on how Germany's position might evolve in the future in response to global shifts in demand and markets, technological changes and other factors affecting the position of different economies in GVCs.

Registration is required. Pleas send an email to  .

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Time
12:00
Location
Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
12 Nov 2013

Seminar IMF World Economic Outlook October 2013
Transitions and Tensions


Presentation
: Jörg Decressin, Senior Advisor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Chair: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President of DIW Berlin

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) discusses the growth and inflation prospects for the advanced economies, the consequences for their monetary policies, and the repercussions for capital flows to and activity in the emerging economies. It analyzes the drivers of the recent slowdown of growth in the emerging economies--are they cyclical or structural in nature? How resilient to crises are the emerging economies? The WEO reflects on the recent developments in the euro area. To what extent have the economies in the periphery rebuilt their competitiveness? It concludes with a discussion of the policy challenges facing the advanced and emerging economies.

Jörg Decressin is Senior Advisor in the IMF's Research Department, in charge of the IMF's World Economic Outlook. He joined the IMF after he obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1993 and has published on labor and capital market adjustment, fiscal policy, and financial integration in Europe.

Here you can download the Power Point Presentation by Jörg Decressin.

Time
12.00 - 1.00 p.m.
Location
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
25 October 2013

Seminar Can the banking union save the Eurozone?
A discussion five years past the Lehman Brothers’ collapse

Open seminar organized by the ESMT European School of Management and Technology, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Hertie School of Governance.

Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein, Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, PhD, President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Claus Tigges, President, Hauptverwaltung in Berlin und Brandenburg, Deutsche Bundesbank

Moderator: Alice Ross, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

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Time
12:30 Uhr
Location
ESMT Berlin European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
2 Sept 2013

Conference The ECB and its OMT Programme

DIW Berlin and CEPR will host the conference on the role of the European Central Bank and its bond purchasing programme OMT. The Conference is thought as a forum to discuss the arguments pro and con and also to point out ways out of the crisis.

Organising Institutions

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Organizers
Marcel Fratzscher, Francesco Giavazzi, Richard Portes, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Charles Wyplosz

Please send your binding registration up to 28 August 2013 to .

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Time
10.00 to 17.30
Location
KfW Bankengruppe Eingang Charlottenstraße 33a 10117 Berlin
14 June 2013

Event Europe's Reluctant Hegemon

On June 15, 2013, the international affairs magazine The Economist will publish a Germany Special Report, analyzing Germany's economy, politics, and external image. In a remarkably short space of time, the country written off as the "sick man of Europe" only a decade ago has become the continent's powerhouse. Yet, as important as Germany is, Europe and the rest of the world have so little understanding of the country. In southern Europe, it is denounced as a selfish tyrant pushing through destructive austerity measures. Americans complain about Germany's lack of willingness to assume a stronger leadership role. Zanny Minton Beddoes is convinced that "Europe's reluctant hegemonic power" must now take more control as the continent's politically and economically dominant country. Europe's future depends on it.

What will Germany's unwillingness to think and lead strategically mean for the future of Europe and the euro? To what extent does Germany's concept of leadership, deeply ambivalent for historical reasons, shape its vision of Europe and why is this inadequate and incomplete? What do Europe and the US expect from Germany? How is German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy of caution perceived in other countries? How do the energy transition and demographic change in Germany, in particular, impact on its own economy and its leading role in Europe?

Presentation: Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist
As The Economist's Economics Editor in Washington, Zanny Minton Beddoes has been responsible for the magazine's global economics coverage since 2007. Managing a team of writers around the world, she reports on international financial matters, including the enlargement of the European Union, the future of the International Monetary Fund, and economic reforms in emerging economies.

Chair: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., DIW Berlin
Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin, one of the leading economic research institutes and think tanks in Europe, and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin. His prior professional experience includes work as Head of the International Policy Analysis at the European Central Bank (ECB); the Peterson Institute for International Economics; the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID); the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank

Registration is required. Please send an email to: . We look forward to your participation.

Time
1.00 p.m.
Location
Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
23 April 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting The Dragon’s Dream - China’s Economic Performance and Aspirations

Presentation
Vincent Koen | OECD Economics Department

Comment
Robert Kappel | GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Chair
Heino v. Meyer | OECD Berlin Centre

The OECD's 2013 Economic Survey of China analyses the challenges faced by the new leadership in Beijing and sets out recommendations to foster more inclusive and greener urbanisation and growth. Vincent Koen, one of the report's authors, will discuss China's recent economic performance and longer-run prospects, with an emphasis on external and internal rebalancing. Policymaking in China is increasingly focusing on the need to improve citizens' well-being, notably with the ongoing expansion of the social safety net and the greater prominence of environmental concerns. However, the pace of reform needs to be stepped up if average living standards are to double during the 2010s, in line with official policy objectives.

Sorry, registration is closed.

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Time
12:00
Location
Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
12 March 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting Economic and Institutional Reforms in Greece: in for the Long Haul

Panel | Short Statements
Prof. Georges Siotis, Senior Economic Advisor to the EU Commission's Task Force for Greece
Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, Director General I, Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Affairs, International Financial and Monetary Policy, Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)
Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President of DIW Berlin

Chair
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kritikos, Research Director at DIW Berlin

Greece is still in dire straits: Since 2008 GDP has declined by 25 per cent in cumulative terms, unemployment has reached more than 25 percent. The end of the downward spiral is expected for 2014.
The Troika (consisting of the EU, the IMF and the ECB) has negotiated several programmes with the Greek government, which have comprised ambitious structural and institutional reforms, fiscal consolidation and a broad set of economic reforms. In the meantime reform progress can be reported, though large uncertainy remains about the ultimate success of Greek's transformation process and its future in Europe. This Berlin Lunchtime Meeting focusses on the current situation and future prospects of Greece's transformation process.

Registration is required. Please send an email to:

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Time
12:00
Location
Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
10 to 11 January 2013

Graduate Center Masterclasses Bootstrap Inference in Econometrics

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Speaker
  • Carsten Trenkler, Universität Mannheim
  • Time
    Th 14:00-18:00/Fr 09:00-12:30
    Location
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 236
    10 to 11 Dec 2012

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Econometrics of Mixed Data Sampling (MIDAS) regressions and related methods

    14:00-18:30 (Mo) / 09:00-12:30 (Di)

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    Speaker
  • Eric Ghysels, University of North Carolina
  • Time
    14:00-18:30 (Mo) / 09:00-12:30 (Di)
    Location
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    20 to 21 Sept 2012

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics

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    Speaker
  • Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde
  • Time
    20.9.2012 14:00-18:00/21.9.2012 09:00-12:30
    Location
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 236
    19 Sept 2012

    Workshop Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop is a half-year joint event between the DIW, ESMT, WZB, and TU Berlin with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics. The 2012 workshop is jointly organized by Dorothea Kübler (WZB), Steffen Huck (WZB and UCL), Paul Heidhues (ESMT), Frank Heinemann (TU), Georg Weizsäcker (DIW and UCL) and Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (TU).

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    Time
    10:00 - 17:15
    Location
    WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    external
    Dorothea Kübler
    e-mail: dorothea.kuebler@wzb.eu
    fon: +49 30 030 2549 1440
    6 July 2012

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Causal Effect of Education on Health: What is the Role of Health Behaviors?

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    Speaker
  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, University of Linz, Austria
  • Time
    13:15-14:45
    Location
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 164
    5 July 2012

    Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar Series An Experimental Study of Precautionary Bidding

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    Speaker
  • Martin Kocher, LMU München
  • Time
    16:15-17:45
    Location
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    25 to 26 June 2012

    Workshop WEIS 2012
    Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

    The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. The 2012 workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.

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    Speaker
  • Program Chair: Rainer Böhme, University of Münster
  • Location
    Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 463
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