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US and EU secure vaccine production on home soil

The deployment of a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19 will be central to lifting containment measures. In a bid to speed up vaccine deployment, governments are entering into ‘Advance Purchase Agreements’ (APAs) with vaccine companies to secure access to vaccine doses. We document and compare the vaccine procurement strategies of the US and the EU. Most notably, we find that both...

11.09.2020| Jo Seldeslachts, Melissa Newham
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10.09.2020| KLI-1-20-ST
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Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation "Essays in Macroeconomics" supervised by Mathias Trabandt at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!!

18.08.2020| Martin Ignacio Harding
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Katharina Lehmann-Uschner has successfully defended her dissertation

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner has successfully defended her dissertation "Weather-related disasters, rural livelihoods and off-farm self-employment – Three essays in development Microeconomics" supervised by Lukas Menkhoff (1st supervisor), Nathan Fiala (2nd supervisor) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Congratulations!!

18.08.2020| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
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Renke Schmacker has successfully defended his dissertation

Renke Schmacker has successfully defended his dissertation "Essays in Behavioral Public Economics" supervised by Peter Haan in June 2020. Congratulations!!

14.08.2020| Renke Schmacker
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No need for new natural gas pipelines and LNG terminals in Europe

Natural gas could play an increasing role in the German energy system following the coal exit decided in July 2020 by the German parliament. However, natural gas has no climate benefit compared to coal. What is more, Europe risks to become a battleground for the conflict between Russia and the United States. The construction of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nordstream 2 has set in motion a downward...

29.07.2020| Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
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Submission to the revision of the EU infrastructure regulation

The European Commission currently revises its regulation of selection of and support to so-called Trans-European Networks in the energy sector (TEN-E). Currently, the European Union still provides support to fossil natural gas infrastructure that were selected as so-called Projects of Common Interest (PCI) without sufficiently taking into account the long-term climate targets. In the research project ...

15.07.2020| Franziska Holz
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SOEPcampus@home Workshop Series - Registration Now Open

In order to facilitate novel user's access to the rich data-source of the SOEP, we will host two online-workshop series in August and November. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize novel users with the content and structure of the dataset, its potentials for social-scientific research and accompanying documentation matieral. Practical examples of data management will be discussed. The workshop ...

01.07.2020| Sandra Bohmann
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New report published: Investments in Climate Friendly Materials to Strengthen the Recovery Package

Supporting investments in climate friendly production and recycling of materials as part of the European and national Covid-19 recovery packages can both achieve the short term objective of effective recovery spending for boosting the economy and creating jobs as well as deliver climate and long-term economic benefits. In order to realize the full economic and climate benefits of investment support, ...

25.06.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
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DG Competition of the European Commission publishes several studies evaluating State aid rules provided by a consortium with the participation of the DIW Berlin

On 2 June 2020 DG Competition of the European Commission published several support studies on the retrospective evaluation of State aid rules. This “Fitness check” will serve as a basis for future Commission’s decisions about whether to further prolong or update the rules expiring in 2020. The consortium of DIW Berlin, Lear, Sheppard Mullin and UEA Consulting under the leadership ...

18.06.2020| Tomaso Duso
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Sponsorship for PhD student at the Graduate Center

We congratulate Nils Handler, PhD student in the GC class of 2019, for the award. From October 2020, the Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft will finance his PhD.

10.06.2020| Nils Handler
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Virtual Digital Economy Seminar (VIDE) co-organized by DIW research associate Hannes Ullrich

The Virtual Digital Economy Seminar (VIDE) features current research projects by prominent researchers worldwide via video conference. Hannes Ullrich from the Firms and Markets Department is among the co-​organizers of this open online international and inter-​institutional seminar on the digital economy.All seminars are on Thursdays at 8:00am Los Angeles - 11:00am New York - 4:00pm London - 5:00pm ...

28.05.2020| Hannes Ullrich
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Tomaso Duso appointed to EU Commission’s advisory group

European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager has approved Tomaso Duso’s appointment as member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. The three years mandate starts on June 2020. The EAGCP creates a discussion forum on competition policy matters between academics who have a ...

27.05.2020
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A Green New Deal after Corona: What We Can Learn from the Financial Crisis

Already after the financial crisis in 2008/2009 there was a debate on whether elements aiming at sustainable development can be part of the stimulus packages and support the recovery of the economy. Despite the instinct of policy makers to prioritise battle-tested policies during a crisis, significant levels and different types of climate-friendly components were integrated in the 2009 stimulus...

11.05.2020| Mats Kröger, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn Richstein, Olga Chiappinelli, Nils May, Marius Clemens, Xi Sun
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Marica Valente selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Marica Valente, Ph.D. Student in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department, has been invited to the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The Nobel Laureate Meeting has chosen 373 young economists from 60 countries to join the conference. Due to the SARS-CoV-pandemie the meeting will be online. The actual meeting will take place in 2021. We congratulate Marica on this honor.

06.05.2020| Marica Valente
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SOEP Rated “Excellent” in 2019 Leibniz Evaluation

The Leibniz Association Senate awarded the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin the rating of “excellent” for overall performance in its 2019 evaluation. The recently released evaluation report describes the SOEP as an outstanding research data infrastructure that has achieved the highest levels of recognition worldwide. It goes on to say that the SOEP’s exceptionally well prepared ...

29.04.2020| Monika Wimmer
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New SOEP Research Project: What Are the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic?

What are the economic and social consequences of the corona pandemic for people in Germany, now and in the future? SOEP researchers are exploring this question together with researchers from the University of Bielefeld, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Charité Berlin, and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin) as part of the research project “Socio-Economic Factors in and Consequences ...

29.04.2020| Stefan Liebig
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ECB and Fed monetary policy measures against the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic have little effect

To cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, central banks have taken far-reaching monetary policy measures. The US Federal Reserve has lowered its interest rates and, like the European Central Bank, has expanded its bond purchase programs. However, it is questionable whether these measures are having the desired effect of calming the markets and supporting the real economy. It is...

27.04.2020| Kerstin Bernoth, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Anna Gibert
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Melanie Koch has successfully defended her dissertation

Melanie Koch, Research Associate in the International Economics Department and GC Class of 2015, has successfully defended her dissertation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Non-Standard Preferences and Beliefs in Financial Decision Making" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Georg Weizsäcker (HU). We ...

14.04.2020
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Joint Economic Forecast: Economy in Shock – Fiscal Policy to Counteract

The coronavirus pandemic is triggering a severe recession in Germany. Economic output will shrink by 4.2 percent this year. This is what the leading economics research institutes expect in their spring report. For next year, they are forecasting a recovery and growth of 5.8 percent. Gross domestic product is likely to have shrunk by 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2020 alone. In the second quarter, ...

08.04.2020
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