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Economic Bulletin

"We Have Hidden Underemployment" Seven Questions to Karl Brenke

"We Have Hidden Underemployment" Seven Questions to Karl Brenke

06.07.2012
Economic Bulletin

Long Hours for Low Pay

Long Hours for Low PayBy: Karl Brenke in: DIW Economic Bulletin 7/2012.There has been no robust growth of the low-pay sector in Germany since 2006. Over the past few years, a constant 22 percent of all employees have fallen into this category. The job structure within the low-pay sector has not changed in the last decade. In the economy as a whole, however, there has been less and less demand for low-skilled ...

06.07.2012
Press Release

EURO 2012: Spain to Win Again, but Germany has a Chance

DIW Berlin and Free University Berlin use economic indicator to predict the winner Based upon team transfer values, Spain will be the 2012 European champions. At the final in Kiev, Spain will play Germany, just as in 2008, with Joachim Löw’s team most likely managing only second place, again. Using this model, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Free University Berlin ...

08.06.2012
Economic Bulletin

Engineers in Germany: No Shortage in Sight

Engineers in Germany: No Shortage in SightBy: Karl Brenke in: DIW Economic Bulletin 5/2012.There is no let up in complaints about a potential lack of engineers in Germany. The Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, VDI) recently declared that because of the high average age of engineers working in Germany (50 to 51), there will soon be a huge demand for a new generation of engineers. ...

04.05.2012
Economic Bulletin

"University Graduates Alone Meet Demand" Six Questions to Karl Brenke

"University Graduates Alone Meet Demand" Six Questions to Karl Brenke

04.05.2012
Personnel news

Helmut Lütkepohl appointed new Dean of Graduate Center

In 2012, Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl is the new Dean of the DIW Graduate Center.Helmut Lütkepohl is an internationally renowned econometrician and former professor at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2011 he has been voted the no. 1 German Economists Abroad in a ranking published by the newspaper Handelsblatt. While strengthing the GC's portfolio, Helmut Lütkepohl also ...

07.03.2012
Economic Bulletin

Greek Economy Needs Growth Strategy

Greek Economy Needs Growth Strategy By Karl Brenke in: DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2012.Greece has been living beyond its means for a long time now and has accumulated foreign debt. The high level of national debt is merely a reflection of the problems; the actual cause is insufficient economic power. The top-priority political objective is to strengthen the substance of the economy-in particular, the ...

02.03.2012
Economic Bulletin

"There Is Virtually No Export Base.": Six Questions to Karl Brenke

"There Is Virtually No Export Base.": Six Questions to Karl Brenke

02.03.2012
Economic Bulletin

Self-Employment in Germany: the Trend Has Been Increasing for Some Time

Self-Employment in Germany: the Trend Has Been Increasing for Some TimeBy: Michael Fritsch, Alexander Kritikos, Alina Rusakova in: DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2012.Entrepreneurial self-employment in Germany has undergone a strong upturn in the last 20 years. The number of self-employed people rose by 40 percent between 1991 and 2009. The reasons for this development are the catch-up processes in eastern ...

02.03.2012
Report

We mourn the loss of our colleague Joachim R. Frick

PD Dr. Joachim R. FrickPhoto: DIW Berlin We mourn the loss of our colleague Joachim R. Frick. He died on the 16th of December 2011 at the age of 49. Joachim R. Frick was one of the directors of the internationally renowned Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study. At the peak of his career, Joachim fell victim to an extremely virulent form of cancer. He fought bravely and valiantly and in the end found ...

19.12.2011
Economic Bulletin

Ongoing Change in the Structure of Part-Time Employment

Ongoing Change in the Structure of Part-Time Employment by Karl Brenke in: DIW Economic Bulletin Nr. 6/2011 The prominence of part-time employment has dramatically increased both in Germany and across Europe. Germany has experienced above- average growth and currently the prevalence of part-time employment there also exceeds the EU average. Evidently, this involves fundamental structural change as ...

02.12.2011
Economic Bulletin

Labor Mobility in Central and Eastern Europe : the Migration of Workers to Germany Has Been Limited in Scope

Labor Mobility in Central and Eastern Europe : the Migration of Workers to Germany Has Been Limited in Scopeby Karl Brenke in: DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2011The enlargement of the EU in 2004 has had numerous effects- and the German labor market has not been left untouched. Among migrant laborers coming to Germany, self-employment has been the most frequent form of labor market participation to date. ...

02.09.2011
Press Release

Wagner takes over leadership of DIW Berlin until the end of 2012

Board of Trustees will decide on personnel proposals on 11 FebruaryRearrangement of the management structure at DIW Berlin: Gert G. Wagner is to serve as the new Chairman of the Executive Board. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bert Rürup, will propose the Head of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin to the Board of Trustees on 11 February. Gert Wagner is supposed to take up the ...

04.02.2011
Press Release

DIW President Klaus Zimmermann puts his office at the disposal

Statement of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of DIW Berlin, Bert RürupThe scientific work of DIW Berlin and its role in providing policy-advice have to be shifted back again into the center of public awareness. Contrary to public criticism, which has been immoderate in many cases, DIW Berlin still is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany and beyond.

01.02.2011
Personnel news

Georg Weizsacker has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

Professor Georg Weizsäcker has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct a five-year research programme on 'Investors' expectations: Measuring their nature and effect'.  Georg Weizsäcker is Research Director at DIW Berlin as well as Professor at University College London (UCL) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). ERC's website: ...

05.11.2010
Report

Klaus F. Zimmermann elected as member of Academia Europaea

DIW President Klaus F. Zimmermann has been elected to become a member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe). The Academy's members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim at promoting learning, education and research. Founded in 1988, the non-governmental association now has over 2000 members, among them 38 Nobel laureates and other leading experts from the physical sciences and ...

19.10.2010
Press Release

DIW Board of Trustee Meeting: "Look ahead"

The Board of Trustees of DIW Berlin has made a number of decisions in a special meeting. First of all, an adjustment of the articles was decided, reinforcing the Trustees’ right to information and participation on the one hand, and emphasizing the cooperative responsibility of the Executive Board on the other.

23.09.2010
Press Release

A worldwide network: The “Climate Policy Initiative” opens its first center at DIW Berlin

A new research center devoted to the evaluation of climate policies opens today in Berlin. The center is a branch of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), an international research organization currently being established by George Soros. The Berlin center is the first to be up and running; addi-tional centers are planned for Peking, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and Ven-ice. Housed within DIW Berlin, ...

11.11.2009
Weekly Report

Real Wages in Germany: Numerous Years of Decline

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30.10.2009
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