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Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defefended his dissertation

Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defended his dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin in November 2020. The dissertation with the title "Three Essays on the Economics of Digitization" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin, University of Copenhagen). Maximilian was a PhD student in the ...

26.11.2020
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Sabine Zinn appointed Professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Sabine Zinn was appointed Professor of Social Science Methods with a focus on survey methodology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on November 4, 2020. We congratulate her and are pleased that she will continue to serve as a member of the SOEP Board of Directors and as head of the division of Survey Methodology and Management. SOEP Director Stefan Liebig commented, “We are also very pleased ...

16.11.2020
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New Policy Brief from Climate Friendly Materials Plattform has been published: Carbon Contracts for Differences: their role in European industrial decarbonisation

Carbon Contracts for Differences (CCFD) are one of the elements of the policy package developed by the Climate Friendly Materials Platform (CFMP) in order to help decarbonise European’s industry while preserving its competitiveness. CCfDs are a powerful tool for helping European industry transformation during the first stages of the transition period towards a low emission economy, and the current ...

12.11.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
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New Policy Brief from the Climate Friendly Materials Plattform has been published: A Climate-Neutral Industry: Status of policy debate in European Member States

Clear policy strategies are essential to guide corporate decision making and effective policy to achieve decarbonisation of European industry. This brief provides a much-needed overview of the current policy landscape in five EU Member States (Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain) by investigating how the path to climate-neutral industrial production is reflected in their key national plans. ...

12.11.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
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Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defended his dissertation

Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defended his dissertation "Four Essays on the Economics of Digitization" supervised by Tomaso Duso at Technische Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Marcia Valente has successfully defended her dissertation

Marcia Valente has successfully defended her dissertation "Essays in Applied Microeconomics" supervised by Bernd Fitzenberger at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Jan Stede has successfully defended his dissertation

Jan Stede has successfully defended his dissertation "The economics of production, integration and efficient use of renewable energy" supervised by Karsten Neuhoff at Technische Universität Berlin. Congratulations!!

10.11.2020
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With regard to current events: Measures implemented at the DIW Berlin

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 well ...

29.10.2020
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Joint Economic Forecast: Recovery Loses Momentum - Economy and Politics Still Shaped by the Pandemic

The corona pandemic leaves substantial marks in the German economy and its impact is more persistent than assumed in spring. In their autumn report, the leading German economic research institutes have revised their economic outlook downwards by roughly one percentage point for both this and next year. They now expect gross domestic product to fall by 5.4 percent in 2020 (previously -4.2%) and to grow ...

14.10.2020
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Kevin Ducbao Tran has successfully defefended his dissertation

Kevin Ducbao Tran has successfully defended his dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin in September 2020. The dissertation with the title "Three Essays on the Economics of Online Platforms" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin, University of Copenhagen). Kevin was a PhD student in the Firms ...

01.10.2020
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New Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research) about Development Banks online

The new Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2/2020 contain seven articles on the topic of development banks and why these are not only of great importance in the corona crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting, directly and indirectly, economies throughout the world. While the pandemic is far from over, countries are searching for ways to enhance a quick recovery of their economies. Among others, ...

01.10.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
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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| Jan Malek, Melissa Newham, Jo Seldeslachts
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Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

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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