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Tatsiana Kliatskova has successfully defended her dissertation

Tatsiana Kliatskova, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Essays in International Finance" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut L

11.07.2019
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Khalid ElFayoumi has successfully defended his dissertation

Khalid ElFayoumi, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Heterogeneity in Macro-Finance: The Role of Disaggregate Dynamics in ...

11.07.2019
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Daniel Bierbaumer has successfully defended his dissertation

Daniel Bierbaumer, who worked at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Commodity Pricing, Credit and Capital Flows: The Role of Financial

03.06.2019
Weekly Report

20 Years of Common European Monetary Policy: Reasons to Celebrate

by Jan Philipp Fritsche and Patrick Christian Harms Twenty years after the introduction of the euro, this Weekly Report uses an empirical analysis to assess the performance of monetary policy in the EMU founding states. It is often claimed that the

15.05.2019| Jan Philipp Fritsche
Press release

More Europe: 13 challenges—13 solutions for more convergence, stability, and competition

Around 20 DIW Berlin economists present solutions to European challenges - Uniform conditions can make the EU more resilient - Better incentive systems ensure more convergence - Europe must be united in countering global economic risks such as the US

02.05.2019
DIW Roundup

Stability Implications of Financial Interconnectedness under the Capital Markets Union

In the run-up to the European elections in May 2019, the European Commission is trying to advance the initiatives laid out in its action plan for a European Capital Markets Union (CMU). In order to diversify financing sources and to increase private ...

30.04.2019| Justus Inhoffen
Weekly Report

Italy Must Foster High Growth Industries

by Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Anselm Mattes and Malte Rieth 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

27.02.2019| Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Malte Rieth
Report

Call for papers Quarterly Journal of Economic Research 4-2019: Debt – Blessing or Curse?

More than ten years after the outbreak of the Great Financial Crisis and almost ten years since the beginning of the European sovereign debt crisis, questions about the opportunities and risks of debt and debates about debt brakes have remained acute

29.01.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
Weekly Report

Global Economy and the Euro Area: Uncertainty Weighs on Trade and Investment: DIW Economic Outlook

By Claus Michelsen, Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth, and Aleksandar Zaklan The global expansion weakened somewhat in the third quarter while the downside risks have increased. DIW Berlin

18.12.2018| Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Stefan Gebauer, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Aleksandar Zaklan
Weekly Report

Growth Rate of German Economy Normalizing after Prolonged Economic Boom: DIW Economic Outlook

By Claus Michelsen, Christian Breuer, Martin Bruns, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, and Thore Schlaak The German economy continues to perform well although the boom has ended. However, at 1.5 percent, German GDP will increase this year at a lower rate ..

18.12.2018| Martin Johannes Bruns, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
Weekly Report

EU government bonds and banks: home bias pervasive throughout member states but capital requirements differ greatly

By Dominik Meyland and Dorothea Schäfer The current banking regulatory framework assigns EU government bonds a risk weight of zero. Since the European debt crisis, there has been increasing controversy over eliminating this equity capital ...

11.12.2018| Dorothea Schäfer
Weekly Report

Rental market regulation over the last 100 years in an international comparison

by Konstantin Kholodilin, Jan Philip Weber und Steffen Sebastian  Residential rental markets regulations have become an integral part of everyday life in Germany as in almost all other countries. The strong house price and rent increases over .

07.11.2018| Konstantin A. Kholodilin
Weekly Report

A sustainable development of inflation in euro area requires continuously improving labor market

In the past five years, the inflation in the euro area has been well below the European Central Bank’s (ECB) aimed inflation rate of close to but below two percent for achieving its objective of price stabilization in the medium term. The ...

24.10.2018
Weekly Report

Policy Responses to Turkey’s Crisis: Independent Central Bank and International Credit

The presently tenuous situation in Turkey will worsen if the government does not take appropriate policy action. In view of foreign investors’ loss of confidence, the cost of external financing is likely to rise while consumption and investment

19.09.2018| Alexander Kriwoluzky, Malte Rieth
Personnel news

Annika Schnücker has successfully defended her dissertation

Annika Schnücker, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Model Selection for Panel Vector Autoregressive Models" was ...

17.07.2018
Report

Call for Papers: Quarterly Journal of Economic Research 1/2019

„Future of capital funded old age provision in Germany – sovereign wealth funds versus individual retirement accounts“Editors: Timm Bönke, Markus M. Grabka and Carsten SchröderIn May 2018, the German Federal Ministry of ..

09.07.2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
Weekly Report

The global economy and the euro area: Increased uncertainty is dampening growth

The political conditions for growth are currently dominated by increased uncertainty; this is particularly weighing on investment activity and slowing down the global economy. DIW Berlin is lowering its forecast slightly for this year and the next to

15.06.2018| Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth
Weekly Report

A stabilization fund can make the euro area more crisis-proof

Reorganizing European fiscal policy is a main topic in current reform considerations. In particular, the creation of a European stabilization mechanism is being discussed. This study examines the macroeconomic effects of a stabilization fund, the ...

06.06.2018| Marius Clemens, Mathias Klein
DIW Roundup

Regulatory differences and international financial integration

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) – an initiative of the European Commission – aims to unify and deepen capital markets across EU Member States by removing existing barriers to cross-border investment and, in particular, harmonizing ...

18.05.2018| Tatsiana Kliatskova
Report

Call for Papers: Vierteljahrsheft zur Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research)

European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration In ecology, bio-diverse systems are considered to be particularly resilient. Biodiversity increases the ability to absorb shocks as well as the likelihood of returning to ..

24.04.2018| Dorothea Schäfer
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