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    Small change won’t do – Why we must change the system to stop the climate crisis

    The Climate crisis is hurting the people who have the least resources and voice. Climate action is urgent, and must be well designed to deliver a fair transition globally, as the recently published International System Change Compass (ISCC) describes.  After the G7 summit and before the political summer break the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Open Society...

    05.07.2022| Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Dr. Heather Grabbe, Bertram Kloss, Jennifer Morgan, Marc-Oliver Pahl, Prof. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Kira Vinke, Petra Pinzler, Marcel Fratzscher, Claudia Kemfert
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    Recovery as a springboard for change: Germany and the EU

    As the German economy and the EU are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus is shifting to questions of long-term transformation. How can we transform our economies while also limiting climate change and preparing for its impact? The pandemic has accelerated digitalization of German firms and many have already invested to deal with climate change. At the same time, concerns about the...

    15.02.2022| Franziska Brantner, Klaus Deutsch, Ambroise Fayolle, Debora Revoltella, Matthias Rumpf, Marcel Fratzscher
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    2. DIW Women’s Finance Summit

    After failing to fully recover from the last financial crisis, the pandemic poses major new challenges for banks. However, this time, banks are not the problem, but part of the solution. By providing credit to the economy, banks play a crucial role in fighting the pandemic by ensuring the transmission of fiscal and monetary stimulus to the economy. Nevertheless, banks are not among the winners of...

    06.05.2021| Jill Ader, Megan Butler, Mary Erdoes, Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Franziska Giffey, Peter Grauer, Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi, Charlotte Hogg, Sabine Keller-Busse, Elke König, Sabine Lautenschläger, Christiana Riley, Isabel Schnabel, Brenda Trenowden CBE, Axel A. Weber, Moderator: Gillian Tett, Marcel Fratzscher
  • Symposium

    Towards a green and smart economy in Germany and the EU

    The recovery from the corona virus pandemic provides a unique opportunity for transformation. But what does it take for the German and the European economy to thrive in the new, more digital, post-Covid world? How can we transform our economies while also limiting climate change and preparing for its impact? Will we manage to advance structural transformation while strengthening social cohesion? ...

    27.01.2021| Ambroise Fayolle, Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Debora Revoltella, Marcel Fratzscher, Claudia Kemfert
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    Investing in Europe’s green and digital future

    The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the financial pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe – has been one of the good news stories to emerge in a decade of economic uncertainty. Launched by the Juncker Commission and the EIB Group in 2014, it has gone well beyond its target of €500 billion in mobilised investments. In the meantime, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to...

    19.11.2020| Valdis Dombrovskis, Werner Hoyer, Mariana Mazzucato, Marcel Fratzscher
  • DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

    Monetary Policy in the Modern Era

    26.02.2020| Gabriel Makhlouf, Ulrike Neyer, Hans-Helmut Kotz, Dorothea Schäfer
  • DIW Europe Lecture

    DIW Europe Lecture - Canceled

    Due to the current political circumstances in the United Kingdom the event has unfortunately been canceled but will likely take place in 2020.

    08.11.2019| Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland
  • Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

    Reform Priorities for Germany – an OECD Perspective

    As the Germany economy has slowed sharply and is facing increasing trade uncertainty, advancing the reform agenda is key to revive economic growth and address inequality. A long-standing public investment backlog is holding back the take-up of new technologies, productivity and private investment. While employment is strong, many workers earn low wages and women in particular often work reduced...

    24.09.2019| Laurence Boone, Marcel Fratzscher
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    The Anglo-German Annual Lecture How unfair is GDP?

    The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and the Anglo-German Foundation cordially invite you to The Anglo-German Annual LectureHow unfair is GDP? The half-life of Economic Injustice Professor David Miles Introduction: Rachel King | EU & Economic Counsellor, British Embassy Berlin Ask yourself this: how did...

    25.06.2019| David Miles, Marcel Fratzscher, Mathilde Richter
  • DIW Europe Lecture

    How Europe can cooperate to compete

    On Monday, November 19, the 5th DIW Europe Lecture was held on "How Europe can cooperate to compete" by EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. DIW president Marcel Fratzscher welcomed and introduced Margrethe Vestager. After the lecture Commissioner Vestager attended a meet and greet session with fellows of the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP). An audio recording of the...

    19.11.2018| Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition
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    Forward guidance and policy normalisation

    Benoît Cœuré has been a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since 1 January 2012. He is responsible for International and European Relations, Market Operations and the Oversight of Payment Systems. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements, and has held this position since...

    17.09.2018| Benoît Cœuré, European Central Bank
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    Bretton Woods, Brussels, and Beyond: Redesigning the Institutions of Europe

    Economists have discussed extensively what to do to reform the European Project and how, but have been broadly silent on who and when. Which institutions and rules are needed, and when? This eBook shows that such institutional questions, although seldomly raised, are of fundamental importance for the future of European integration.  To participate, we kindly ask you to register at events@diw...

    21.06.2018| Jan-Egbert Sturm, Lars Feld, Isabel Schnabel
  • Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

    China's economic policy future: state capitalism or strengthened market economy?

    The DIW Berlin and the OECD Berlin Centre cordially invite you to the Berlin Lunchtime Meeting. In China the strengthening of market mechanisms hoped for by western businesses is making only slow progress. Instead the state and the Communist Party are expanding their influence in the economy. This has consequences for China's economic policy. In the past decades this has led to growing...

    25.04.2018| Max J. Zenglein, Margit Molnar, Marcel Fratzscher
  • DIW Europe Lecture

    Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture

    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 the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin.  Following an outstanding private sector career in which she had served as the first Chairwoman of the international law...

    26.03.2018| Christine Lagarde
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    Release of the World Inequality Report 2018

    The DIW Berlin is happy to invite you to join the presentation of the first release of the World Inequality Report conducted by the internationally leading inequality experts centered around Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman. Economic inequality is widespread and has been growing since the 1980s questioning economic growth policies over the world. The report will be introduced by its general...

    16.01.2018| Charlotte Bartels is a postdoctoral researcher at DIW Berlin/SOEP. Her research is in the fields of empirical public and labor economics, in particular, the distribution of income and wealth in a long-run perspective. Lucas Chancel is codirector of the World Inequality Lab and of the World Wealth and Income Database ( at the Paris School of Economics. He is also a Lecturer at Sciences Po and general coordinator of the World Inequality Report 2018. Hartmut Kaelble is a senior professor of social history at the Department of Economic and Social History at Humboldt University, Berlin. His most recent book is “Mehr Reichtum, mehr Armut” (More Wealth, more poverty) (campus 2017). He has published widely on inequality, social mobility and comparative history of Europe. Welcome address by: Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig | DIW Berlin
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    The populist upturn - Implications for the European and the world economy

    Panel discussion with Marcel Fratzscher, President, DIW BerlinClemens Fuest, President, ifo InstituteSébastien Jean, Director, CEPIIXavier Ragot, President, OFCE Moderation: Mathilde Richter, Press Officer, DIW Berlin

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    DIW Women´s Finance Summit 2017

    Almost ten years after the crisis, the financial sector is still in the midst of a far-reaching transformational process. The macroeconomic environment and regulatory frameworks are changing profoundly and fast, whereas new technologies challenge established players – both from the public and private sector – as never before. These developments and their implications for the financial...

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    The role of fiscal policy in advancing structural reforms in Europe

    Europe is in need of further structural reforms but appetite for them seems to be waning, partly due to political opposition and concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effects. Could upfront fiscal support enhance the gains from reforms and break this political deadlock? Would this weaken or instead strengthen public finances over the medium term? What should countries without...

    13.03.2017| Maurice Obstfeld, IMF Chief EconomistLudger Schuknecht, Chief Economist of the German Ministry of Finance Romain Duval, Advisor in the IMF Research DepartmentAngana Banerji, Senior Economist in the IMF’s European DepartmentMarcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin.
  • DIW Europe Lecture

    The Populist Turn in American Politics: Implications for Europe

    This lecture will trace the populist turn in American politics, and identify instances and conditions under which mainstream politicians and parties succeeded and failed in stemming the populist tide. Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, Research Associate of the National Bureau of...

    13.12.2016| Barry Eichengreen
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    The Global Economy and Balanced Growth

    Under Secretary Sheets’ remarks will address the state of the global economy and emphasize that supply-side and demand-side measures are complementary and that both are necessary to foster strong, sustainable, and balanced growth.

    02.12.2016| Nathan SheetsUnder Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the TreasuryModeration by Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin