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  • Personnel news

    Tobias König has successfully defended his dissertation

    Tobias König has successfully defended his dissertation "Three Essays on the Role of Financial Frictions in Macroeconomics" supervised by Michael Burda (1st supervisor) and Alexander Kriwoluzky (2nd supervisor) at Humboldt University Berlin. He has now taken up a post-doc position at the University of Bonn. Congratulations!

    02.12.2022
  • Personnel news

    Jan Philip Fritsche has successfully defended his dissertation

    Jan Philip Fritsche has successfully defended his dissertation "Macroeconomic Policy under Uncertainty and Inequality" supervised by Marcel Fratzscher (1st supervisor) and Lukas Menkhoff (2nd supervisor) at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

    02.12.2022
  • Press Release

    Joint Economic Forecast: From Pandemic to Energy Crisis: Economy and Politics under Permanent Stress

    The German economy is steering through difficult waters and faces the highest inflation rates in decades. In their spring report, the leading German economic research institutes revise their outlook for this year significantly downward. The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis is slowing down as a result of the war in Ukraine, but remains on track. The institutes expect GDP to increase by 2.7 and 3.1 ...

    13.04.2022
  • Press Release

    Joint Economic Forecast: Crisis is gradually being overcome – align actions to lower growth

    The Corona pandemic still shapes the economic situation in Germany. A complete normalisation of contact-intensive activities is not to be ex­pected in the short term. In addition, supply bottlenecks are ham­pering manufacturing for the time being. The German economy will reach nor­mal capacity utilisation in the course of 2022. In their autumn report, the leading economic research institutes ...

    14.10.2021
  • Press Release

    German economy will first pick up speed in 2022

    DIW Berlin forecasting experts are lowering their forecast for 2021 from 3.2 to 2.1 percent - Supply bottlenecks and material shortages are weighing on German industry - Private consumption remains restrained - With growth of just under five percent, the German economy will pick up speed in 2022 once bottlenecks have been overcome and infection rates have fallen on a sustained basis - Inflation no ...

    16.09.2021
  • Press Release

    Pandemic delays upswing – Demography slows growth

    In their spring report, the leading economic research institutes forecast an increase in gross domestic product of 3.7 percent in the current year and 3.9 percent in 2022. The renewed shutdown is delaying the economic recovery, but as soon as the risks of infection, particularly from vaccination, have been averted, a strong recovery will begin. The economy is likely to return to normal output levels ...

    15.04.2021
  • Press Release

    Joint Economic Forecast: Recovery Loses Momentum - Economy and Politics Still Shaped by the Pandemic

    The corona pandemic leaves substantial marks in the German economy and its impact is more persistent than assumed in spring. In their autumn report, the leading German economic research institutes have revised their economic outlook downwards by roughly one percentage point for both this and next year. They now expect gross domestic product to fall by 5.4 percent in 2020 (previously -4.2%) and to grow ...

    14.10.2020
  • Report

    Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

    Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

    18.08.2020| Martin Ignacio Harding
  • DIW focus

    ECB and Fed monetary policy measures against the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic have little effect

    To cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, central banks have taken far-reaching monetary policy measures. The US Federal Reserve has lowered its interest rates and, like the European Central Bank, has expanded its bond purchase programs. However, it is questionable whether these measures are having the desired effect of calming the markets and supporting the real economy. It is...

    27.04.2020| Kerstin Bernoth, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Anna Gibert
  • Press Release

    Joint Economic Forecast: Economy in Shock – Fiscal Policy to Counteract

    The coronavirus pandemic is triggering a severe recession in Germany. Economic output will shrink by 4.2 percent this year. This is what the leading economics research institutes expect in their spring report. For next year, they are forecasting a recovery and growth of 5.8 percent. Gross domestic product is likely to have shrunk by 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2020 alone. In the second quarter, ...

    08.04.2020
  • DIW focus

    Housing Policies Worldwide during Coronavirus Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

    The coronavirus pandemic, which began in December 2019 and is currently spreading rapidly around the world, is having a noticeable impact on the economy and thus also on the real estate market. Since the measures to curb the spread are causing economic activities to decline massively, small and medium-sized companies in the service, hospitality, and transport sectors in particular, but the self...

    06.04.2020| Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • Report

    European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration

    The new issue of the Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4/2018 (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research) on European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration is now available. Causes and consequences of institutional diversity are a largely neglected issue in economics. Only in finance, institutional variety has been at times acknowledged, though not in its ‘institution-free’ ...

    09.10.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
  • Press Release

    Joint economic forecast autumn 2019: Economy Cools Further – Industry in Recession

    Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in cooperation with the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), ...

    02.10.2019
  • Personnel news

    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 Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). We congratulate ...

    11.07.2019
  • Personnel news

    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 Aggregate Fluctuations" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. ...

    11.07.2019
  • Press Release

    Germany economy defying an uncertain environment

    DIW Berlin expects GDP growth of 0.9 percent for 2019 and 1.7 percent for 2020 – Overall picture remains unchanged: domestic economy is supporting growth, foreign business is subdued - Unemployment continuing to decline - Trade war poses serious risks for the German economy - Municipal finances in need of restructuring As of early summer 2019, the German economy is a little weaker than in 2018, ...

    13.06.2019
  • Personnel news

    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 Intermediaries" was supervised by Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Florentine Schwark ...

    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 monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) cannot outperform its national predecessors, as the euro area countries experience different business ...

    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 tariff dispute Growth and progress towards equal living conditions across the European Union continues, but the crises of recent years have shown that ...

    02.05.2019
  • 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 1.4 million jobs across the manufacturing and construction sectors, new industries driving growth across the EU, such as knowledge-intensive services, ...

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