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The weakness of the euro area gives the ECB no choice

DIW president Marcel Fratzscher on the European Central Bank's latest announcements:

25.07.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
Statements

Monetary policy in the euro area will remain expansionary for a long time to come

Marcel Fratzscher, president of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), comments on the latest ECB council meeting as follows:

13.12.2018| Marcel Fratzscher
Statements

Euro area reform deal is a disappointing compromise

EU finance ministers have struck a euro area reform deal. Marcel Fratzscher, President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), comments:

04.12.2018| Marcel Fratzscher
Report

Review: DIW Europe Lecture with Margrethe Vestager

On November 19 Margrethe Vestager was the speaker at the 5th DIW Europe Lecture. Margarethe Vestager is EU Commissioner for Competition and gave her lecture on “How Europe can cooperate to compete”. You may find a review of the event here 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 ...

20.11.2018| Christiane Zschech
Weekly Report

EU Commission proposal for 2021–2027 budget: lost opportunities

In May, the EU Commission presented its proposal for the EU budget for 2021 to 2027—a period of change for the EU. Not only will Great Britain’s exit from the Union leave a significant hole in the budget, but at the same time the budget must cover a vast range of additional requirements. Current international policy developments are already demanding the EU acting as a community, and .

16.10.2018| Kristina van Deuverden
Weekly Report

The Greek private sector remains full of untapped potential

Private businesses’ nominal value added in Greece has fallen by 38 percent over the last ten years. Micro firms were hit particularly hard. Despite efforts to stabilize the macroeconomic environment, there are only weak signs of recovery. Future prospects are not much better, as—with the exception of labor market regulations—the conditions for investments and business activities

18.07.2018| Alexander S. Kritikos
Weekly Report

Social services: a rapidly growing economic sector

The social services sector has experienced growth at a far above-average pace in the past, and employment has even accelerated since the middle of the past decade. This is due to a strong increase in demand for this sector's services as a result of an aging society and from increasing tasks to solve problems in families. The influx of refugees has also affected demand. Almost everywhere in the EU,

26.04.2018| Karl Brenke, Thore Schlaak
Weekly Report

Household consumption and savings rate depend strongly on employment status, income, and age

On what and to what extent private households in Germany spend money varies significantly depending on employment status, income, and age. As this study based on the most current official sample survey of income and expenditure from 2013 shows, unemployed households on average spend over half of their income on basic needs such as living and food expenses while unemployed people living alone spend

28.03.2018| Karl Brenke
Report

Review: DIW Europe Lecture with Christine Lagarde

The 4th DIW Europe Lecture was held by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She argued for fundamental reforms of the euro architecture and talked about her ideas for the next steps of economic integration in the eurozone. You can now find a review including a video of the event, which took place in Berlin on Monday 26. The DIW Europe Lecture is a ...

27.03.2018| Christiane Zschech
Press Release

AfD received more votes in the parliamentary election in rural areas with aging populations

DIW Berlin study analyzes the correlation between the AfD's vote performance and different economic and sociodemographic variables at an electoral district level – The AfD performed well in western German electoral districts where there are many employees in the manufacturing industry and where incomes are low – In the eastern districts they performed better where there is a large ...

21.02.2018
Press Release

The new grand coalition’s work program: DIW Berlin says there is still much to improve

In important areas such as tax policy, education, and energy, the future grand coalition must be considerably more ambitious – The need for reform in Germany is not being addressed sufficiently Germany’s next government will most likely once again be a grand coalition. However, the results of the preliminary coalition talks between the Union parties and the SPD, which serve as a basis

31.01.2018
Press Release

DIW Women Executives Barometer 2018: the gender quota for supervisory boards is effective, development on executive boards has almost reached a standstill

DIW Berlin has analyzed the development of the proportion of women in over 500 businesses – There is no indication that the gender quota is affecting executive boards – Banks and insurance companies in particular need to catch up – Politicians and companies must work together The 30 percent gender quota for supervisory boards is effective: the proportion of women on the ...

18.01.2018
Press Release

Franco-German proposal for a reform of the European monetary union: building a euro area with more risk-sharing and more discipline

Joint press release of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich Fourteen economists from France and Germany, including Marcel Fratzscher (DIW Berlin) and Clemens Fuest (ifo), are presenting a reform package aimed at making the euro area more robust and more resilient to crises as well as .

17.01.2018
Press Release

Gert G. Wagner celebrates his 65th birthday, leaves position on DIW Berlin's executive board

Gert G. Wagner, who served as a member of the German Institute for Economic Research's executive board from 2011 to 2017, will celebrate his 65th birthday on January 5. The economist and social scientist was the head of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) research infrastructure at DIW Berlin from 1989 to 2011 and developed it into the largest and longest-running long-term study on social and economic

04.01.2018
Press Release

Stefan Liebig, new board member at the German Institute for Economic Research as of 2018

On January 1, 2018, Liebig will become director of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and a member of the institute’s Executive Board Stefan Liebig, a professor of sociology at Bielefeld University, will succeed Gert G. Wagner as a member of the German Institute for Economic Research’s Executive Board on January 1, 2018. Having reached retirement age, Wagner (64) is relinquishing his ..

01.12.2017
Personnel news

Alumnus of the DIW Graduate Center awarded tenured professorship at Cornell University

Nicolas R. Ziebarth (35), a student of the DIW Graduate Center’s first class, was promoted to “Associate Professor with indefinite tenure” in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (USA). Ziebarth’s area of research is applied health and labor economics. “It’s especially remarkable for an economist with a Ph

08.11.2017
Press Release

Youth in Europe have major labor market problems despite lower unemployment

The youth unemployment is still much higher than the unemployment of those aged 25 years and older – Decrease in unemployment primarily due to a drop in the number of young people and the greater number remaining in education – Political measures against youth unemployment prove ineffective Although the youth unemployment rate in the EU has plummeted in recent years, it is still ...

02.11.2017
Comment

Op-ed of Franco-German Economist Group on EMU reforms

The euro area has recently seen some good news. A broad-based economic recovery is under way. Significant institutional reforms have been achieved, particularly in the area of banking union. Significant economic reforms are under way in several countries, including in France. As French and German economists committed to Europe and to the friendship between our countries, we are nonetheless ...

27.09.2017| Marcel Fratzscher
Economic Bulletin

German economy still running at high capacity

The German economy is on track for continued growth. Due to the unexpectedly robust first six months of 2017, the German Institute for Economic Research is raising its forecast for GDP growth to 1.9 percent for the current year. This year and arguably for the coming two years, the country’s output will exceed potential output; nonetheless, there is no risk of overheating. Economic growth ...

08.09.2017
Economic Bulletin

Increased labor market participation can’t do the job of mastering Germany’s demographic change in the future

In the last decade the available labor force has expanded in Germany—despite the decline in the working-age population. The reason: labor market participation has increased, for women in particular and older people in general. Also noticeable was a rise in qualification level because well-educated people have a particularly high propensity to participate in the labor market. Most recently, .

04.09.2017
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