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  • Personnel news

    Michael Zschille successfully defends dissertation

    Michael Zschille, from September 2009 to August 2013 doctoral student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center and since September 2013 researcher at the department Firms and Markets, has successfully (summa cum laude) defended his doctoral thesis "Firm Performance and Industry Structure: Nonparametric Efficiency Analysis in the Water Sector" at the Technical University Berlin in February 2014. ...

    03.03.2014
  • Personnel news

    Florian Mölders successfully defends dissertation

    Florian Mölders has successfully (summa cum laude) defended his doctoral thesis "Development, trade agreements and knowledge spillovers - Five empirical essays" at the University of Duisburg-Essen in February 2014. His thesis was supervised by Professor Ansgar Belke, University of Duisburg-Essen and Professor Matthias Busse, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Since September 2009, Florian ...

    03.03.2014
  • Report

    German Science Foundation Grant for the project "Parallel imports, innovations, and generics: Competition in the German market for oral anti-diabetics"

    The German Science Foundation granted the 2-years project "Parallel imports, innovations, and generics: Competition in the German market for oral anti-diabetics" by Jun. Prof. Annika Herr (DICE) and Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin and DICE). The primary focus of the research proposal is the empirical evaluation of parallel imports' competitive impact in on-patent drug markets. By means ...

    10.02.2014
  • Press Release

    Construction Industry: No New Momentum from Additional Infrastructure Investments for Now

    Following a decline last year and stagnation in 2013, the construction industry's economic prospects for 2014 are looking noticeably brighter. DIW Berlin expects more than six percent nominal growth for construction in Germany, or four percent in real terms, primarily as a result of persistently brisk residential construction activity and recovery in public-sector building. The core construction industry ...

    20.11.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Energy Transition Calls for High Investment

    by Jürgen Blazejczak, Jochen Diekmann, Dietmar Edler, Claudia Kemfert, Karsten Neuhoff, Wolf-Peter Schill in: DIW Economic Bulletin 09/2013.Achieving the objectives of the German governments 2010 Energy Concept and the accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy will require significant investment in restructuring energy supply. In particular, this includes investment in installations for the ...

    30.09.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    European Electricity Generation Post-2020: Renewable Energy Not To Be Underestimated

    by Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Friedrich Kunz, Roman Mendelevitch in: DIW Economic Bulletin 09/2013.In its Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, the European Commission calls for a framework for the future development of environment and energy policy beyond 2020. However, much like the Energy Roadmap 2050 adopted by the Commission in December 2011, the Green ...

    30.09.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Germany Must Invest More in Its Future

    by: S. Bach, G. Baldi, K. Bernoth, J. Blazejczak, B. Bremer, J. Diekmann, D. Edler, B. Farkas, F. Fichtner, M. Fratzscher, M. Gornig, C. Kemfert, U. Kunert, H. Link, K. Neuhoff, W.-P. Schill, C. K. Spieß in: DIW Economic Bulletin 08/2013. Shortly before the parliamentary election in 2013, Germany is riding on a wave of euphoria: hardly any other euro country has weathered the financial and debt ...

    09.08.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    More Growth through Higher Investment

    by: Stefan Bach, Guido Baldi, Kerstin Bernoth, Björn Bremer, Beatrice Farkas, Ferdinand Fichtner, Marcel Fratzscher, Martin Gornig in: DIW Economic Bulletin 08/2013. While many countries in the euro area are deep in recession due to a debt and structural crisis, the German economy appears to have excelled compared to many other euro area countries. Unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since ...

    09.08.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    Innovation Policy for SMEs Proves Successful

    By: Heike Belitz, Alexander Eickelpasch, Anna Lejpras in: DIW Economic Bulletin 04/2013. The innovation policy of the German government and Länder provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a wide range of programs to promote their research and development (R&D) and focuses, in particular, on the transfer of knowledge. In recent years, the programs have been streamlined and ...

    12.04.2013
  • Personnel news

    Tomaso Duso New Head of Department Innovation, Manufacturing, Service

    Tomaso Duso is the new Head of the Department Innovation, Manufacturing, Service since the 1st of April. He is Professor for Empirical Industrial Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Before, he has worked and researched at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) ...

    04.04.2013
  • Economic Bulletin

    "Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises are Catching up". Seven Questions to Alexander Eickelpasch

    "Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises are Catching up" Seven Questions to Alexander Eickelpasch

    08.10.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    Research-Based Companies Perform Better

    Research-Based Companies Perform BetterBy: Alexander Eickelpasch in: DIW Economic Bulletin 10/2012.The past ten years have seen an expansion in industrial research. There has been a significant increase in the number of research-based companies, as well as in employment in research and development, and in expenditure in this area. Growth has been observed predominantly in companies in less research-intensive ...

    08.10.2012
  • Report

    Collaborative Partnership - Driving Force Behind Innovative Capacity of Academic Spin-Offs

    Abstract: Over the past few years, spin-off companies from research institutions have developed into a significant economic and innovation policy phenomenon. Along with licenses, patents, cooperative and consulting activities, academic spin-offs are considered to be an important mechanism for knowledge transfer, enabling industry to exploit the expertise and know-how gained through research. However, ...

    05.09.2012
  • Report

    Research-Based Companies Perform Better

    Abstract: The past ten years have seen an expansion in industrial research. There has been a significant increase in the number of research-based companies, as well as in employment in research and development, and in expenditure in this area. Growth has been observed predominantly in companies in less research-intensive branch lines and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Consequently, even over ...

    29.08.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    Internationalization of Business Research : New Locations Gaining Ground

    Internationalization of Business Research : New Locations Gaining GroundBy: Heike Belitz in: DIW Economic Bulletin 8/2012.In recent years, German and foreign companies have consistently increased their investment in Research and Development in Germany. In 2009, investment was over 45 billion euros which was a third higher than in 2001. While foreign companies have significantly expanded their Research ...

    03.08.2012
  • Report

    Socio-Economic Trends and New Territoria Dynamics in the European Union: Convergence and Agglomeration

     By Astrid Cullmann, Kurt Geppert In this study, we explore how general socio-economic trends within the European Union are reflected in the development of different types of regions during the period from 1995 to 2009 and how economic disparities between EU regions change in the course of these processes. Overall, there is a decrease of regional inequalities in terms of per-capita income, but ...

    11.06.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    German Manufacturing Withstands the Rise of Emerging Economies

    German Manufacturing Withstands the Rise of Emerging EconomiesBy: Martin Gornig and Alexander Schiersch in: DIW Economic Bulletin 5/2012.Between 2000 and 2009, China became the second largest industrialized nation, while manufacturing industries in other emerging and many Eastern European countries also experienced very strong growth. However, Germany was largely able to maintain its share of global ...

    04.05.2012
  • Economic Bulletin

    Germany's Construction Industry: Strong Growth Followed by Stagnation

    Germany's Construction Industry: Strong Growth Followed by Stagnationby Martin Gornig and Hendrik Hagedorn in: DIW Economic Bulletin 1/2012.2011 was one of the construction industry's strongest years of growth since German reunification. For the year as a whole, a nominal increase in construction volume of almost eight percent is expected. The price increase is forecast at over 2.5 percent. Real construction ...

    09.01.2012
  • Nachrichten

    German Industry - a Tower of Strength?

    German Industry - a Tower of Strength? by Dorothea Lucke in: DIW Economic Bulletin Nr. 1/2012.By the summer of 2011, Germany industry was back at levels last achieved before the economic crisis, thanks to continuous growth in production since early 2009. The recovery was driven by strong domestic and foreign demand for German capital and intermediate goods. However, the Ifo Business Climate Index, ...

    09.01.2012
  • Personnel news

    Alexander Schiersch successfully defends Dissertation

    Alexander Schiersch, since 2009 researcher in the department Innovation, Manufacturing, Service, has successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Essays on efficiency and competition of German manufacturing firms“ at Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (summa cum laude). His thesis was examined by the professors Alexander Kritikos, DIW Berlin und Universität Potsdam and ...

    05.01.2012
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