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  • Job offer

    Vergabe- und Vertragsreferent*in (w/m/div)

    12.04.2024| VST-3-24-2
  • Press Release

    Former DIW Berlin President Gert G. Wagner has Passed Away

    Gert G. Wagner passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 28, 2024, at the age of 71. He led the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years and later served as the Chairman of the Executive Board (President) of DIW Berlin. “DIW Berlin owes a great deal to Gert G. Wagner. For over 30 years, he made irreplaceable contributions to the development ...

    30.01.2024
  • Statement

    ECB failed to clearly communicate the need to cut interest rates this year

    DIW president Marcel Fratzscher on the results of today's meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB:

    25.01.2024| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Statement

    The ECB should cut interest rates from the first quarter of 2024

    The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided today to keep the key interest rate constant. Here is a statement from Marcel Fratzscher, President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin):

    14.12.2023| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Personnel news

    Application portal for the Graduate Center PhD program 2024 is open now

    Apply now for the PhD program in Economics at the DIW Graduate Center! The application portal is now open and we look forward to receiving your application for a PhD position at DIW by February 11, 2024!  All information on the requirements, the application process and the program structure can be found here: https://www.diw.de/de/diw_01.c.799242.de/application.html

    23.11.2023
  • Report

    We stand in solidarity with Israel

    The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and its Executive Board join the Alliance of Science Organisations in expressing solidarity with Israel. "The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany expresses its deepest condolences for the victims of the terrorist attacks on Israel. In particular, our sympathy is with our friends and colleagues in the Israeli scientific community. Israel ...

    13.10.2023
  • Statement

    The ECB must be an anchor of stability in the euro area now more than ever

    Marcel Fratzscher, President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), comments on the results of today’s meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB):

    21.07.2022| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Press Release

    German leading research institutions bring Europe's largest social science panel study to Berlin

    The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) will enrich the science location Berlin. The founding partners now signed the partnership agreement for the new SHARE Berlin Institute. SHARE will in future be embedded in a collaboration of four leading research institutions: the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the Charité ...

    29.03.2022
  • Statement

    ECB sends signal that interest rates are likely to stay at currently low levels for the next years

    DIW president Marcel Fratzscher comments today’s announcements by the ECB as follows:

    10.12.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Blog Marcel Fratzscher

    COVID-19 economic crisis: Europe needs more than one instrument

    There are now several proposals for complementing the vigorous decision of the ECB to launch a mega ‘pandemic emergency purchase programme’ with fiscal and financial initiatives at the European level. These proposals sometimes overlap, which is a good sign of convergence. This column argues that they are also largely complementary to one another. Hence, it calls for a multi-instrument approach ...

    06.04.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Blog Marcel Fratzscher

    A proposal for a Covid Credit Line

    It is in the interest of every EU member state that countries in the Union hit by the coronavirus are able to take the necessary measures to control the pandemic and deal with the economic consequences without being constrained, and to do so very quickly. This column proposes a Covid credit line in the European Stability Mechanism, with allocation across member states proportionate to the severity ...

    23.03.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Statement

    The ECB is sending a strong signal that now also governments need to act more decisively

    DIW president Marcel Fratzscher comments today's announcements by the ECB as follows:

    12.03.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Statement

    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
  • Statement

    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
  • Statement

    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 informing ...

    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 the ...

    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 have ...

    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
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