Vierteljahrsheft zur Wirtschaftsforschung: Debt – Blessing or Curse?
Since the 1980s, especially in the new millenium, the issue of debt is increasingly the focus of political debates, as an analysis of parliamentary speeches since 1949 shows. More than ten years after the outbreak of the great financial crisis and almost ten years since the beginning of the European sovereignty debt crisis, there
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
Due to the current developments regarding the spread of the Covid-19/Corona virus we will follow the recommendations of the authorities and reduce all social contact to a minimum, starting March 16, 2020, in order to protect all visitors and staff members.
Staff members of the DIW Berlin will, for the most part, have the possibility to work externally. All staff can still be reached via email as
Call for Papers: Determinants of Non-cash payments and alternative money
Conference in Bremen, June, 16 th , 2020 and Quarterly Journal of Economic Research (DIW Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung)
Advances in payment technologies have considerably extended the way how we pay for transactions. While the majority of financial transactions has been even traditionally
Aline Zucco, part of the Gender Economics Research Group and GC Class of 2015, has successfully defended her dissertation at Freie Universität Berlin.
The dissertation with the title "Essays on Gender Pay Gaps and Wealth Concentration" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Haan (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Silke Anger (IAB).
We congratulate Aline on her success and wish her all the best for her
The alumna of the Graduate Center and assistant professor at the University of Bonn, Amelie Schiprowski, receives the award by the Joachim Herz Foundation for Best Junior Researcher. A ceremony will be held in Hamburg on March 19, 2020.
The prize honors her work on "The Role of Caseworkers in Unemployment Insurance" with 25,000 euros in prize money. Congratulations for this award.
Jonas Jessen, doctoral student at the DIW Graduate Center and research assistant in the Education and Family Department, receives the BeNA Innovative Research Award 2019. We congratulate Jonas for the award, which is presented annually by the Berlin Network for Employment Research (BeNA) for outstanding scientific contributions.
For his paper with the title "A Firm-Side Perspective on Parental
On December 5, 2019, DIW Berlin honored this year's graduates of the Graduate Center, the BDPEMS and the graduates at DIW. In a festive ceremony DIW President Marcel Fratzscher congratulated all new PhDs and GC Vice Dean Carsten Schröder presented the certificates. The program was musically accompanied by Benedikt Bindewald (violin) and Tabea Schrenk (cello).
Thore Schlaak, who works at the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.
The dissertation with the title "Essays on Structural Vector Autoregressions Identified Through Time-Varying Volatility" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Lars Winkelmann (FU Berlin).
Dawud Ansari, who works at the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
The dissertation with the title "Numerical models for emerging energy and resource issues: Examples from tight oil, global energy, and rural electrification" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack (Humboldt-Universität zu
Dr. Annika Schnücker, who graduated in 2018, is receiving this year's Ernst-Reuter-Preis for Outstanding Young Scientists at Freie Universität, Berlin.She is being honored for her dissertation "Model Selection Methods for Panel Vector Autoregressive Models," which is selected as one of the 5 most outstanding dissertations of 2018 at Freie Universität, Berlin.Georg Weizsäcker,
European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration
The new issue of the Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4/2018 (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research) on European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration is now available.
Causes and consequences of institutional diversity are a largely neglected issue in economics. Only in
Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in cooperation with the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
How do refugees differ from other population groups with respect to health? And how are health inequalities between refugees and others related to living conditions and the health care system? These research questions will guide the project “Refugee Migration to Germany: A Magnifying Glass for Broader Public Health Challenges” (PH-LENS), which started work on October 1, 2019, for an
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