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A Jamaican coalition for Germany? Comment by Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, published in European Voice

German voters will vote on 27 September in the midst of a crisis that has turned Germany’s economic strength – its status as the world’s export champion – into a disadvantage. An unprecedented collapse in exports is currently expected to lower gross domestic product by about 5% in 2009, raising concerns that mass unemployment may return.In response to the challenge, the government ...

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Quality Initiative welcomes two new female researchers

Since the beginning of September, Tanika Chakraborty and Irina Georgescu are new members of DIW’s Quality Initiative. Tanika Chakraborty completed her Ph.D. at Washington University in St Louis in May 2009. Her interests include Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics and Labor Economics. Among others she focuses on the evaluation of education policies in terms of their impact on various ...


Book Launch: Monetary Economics in Globalised Financial Markets. Ansgar Belke, Thorsten Polleit

This book integrates the fundamentals of monetary theory, monetary policy theory and financial market theory, providing an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the many-sided interrelations between these fields of research. It provides the reader with the intellectual groundwork indispensable for understanding the workings and interactions of today’s globalised financial markets. The ...

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Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann is Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Migration

12. September 2008DIW-President Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, who is also Director of IZA, has just been appointed as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Migration.This council, consisting of a small group of the most knowledgeable and relevant personalities in this field, is integrated into the Network of Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum addressing all ...


Management Across the Globe. Berlin Lunchtime Meeting with Dr. Christos Genakos

June 18th, 2008 Do bad management practices cause a fall in overall production? Can that effect be observed worldwide? How does one even observe it at all? These are just a few of the questions addressed at DIW Berlin’s Lunchtime Meeting on June 18th 2008 with Dr. Christos Genakos. Dr. Genakos, Lecutrer, Fellow, and Director of Studies in Economics at Selwyn College, Cambridge University, presented ...

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