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Julia Schmieder Receives Two Prizes for her Research

The Vienna University of Economics and Business has awarded Julia Schmieder from the Public Economics department with the Prize for Young Researchers, as well as the Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the Economic Policy Debate in Austria. The Graduate Center and its dean Prof. Weizsäcker congratulate her on the success!

29.07.2019
Statement

The weakness of the euro area gives the ECB no choice

DIW president Marcel Fratzscher on the European Central Bank's latest announcements:

25.07.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
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Mara Barschkett Receives a Scholarship from the Network for Old Age Provision

Mara Berschkett, from the Graduate Center has been granted a scholarship from the Network for Old Age Provision (Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung) from Ocotber 2019 on. The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates her on the success!

25.07.2019
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Jakob Miethe has successfully defended his dissertation

Jakob Miethe, who works at the International Economics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Offshore Finance and the Economics of Regulation and Reform" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität ...

24.07.2019
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Julia Schmieder has successfully defended her dissertation

Julia Schmieder, who works at the Public Economics department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Essays in Labor and Demographic Economics" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Haan (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber (Central European University). We congratulate Julia on her success and ...

24.07.2019
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Martin Bruns has successfully defended his dissertation

Martin Bruns, 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 in Empirical Macroeconomics: Identification in Vector Autoregressive Models and Robust Inference in Early Warning Systems" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität ...

11.07.2019
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Tatsiana Kliatskova has successfully defended her dissertation

Tatsiana Kliatskova, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Essays in International Finance" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). We congratulate ...

11.07.2019
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Khalid ElFayoumi has successfully defended his dissertation

Khalid ElFayoumi, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Heterogeneity in Macro-Finance: The Role of Disaggregate Dynamics in Aggregate Fluctuations" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. ...

11.07.2019
Blog Marcel Fratzscher

Germany’s economic model is not the problem

This article was published on the Financial Times website on June 17, 2019. The German economic model has received some unusually harsh criticism of late, notably from French president Emmanuel Macron, who said in April that it “has perhaps run its course”. Yet the problem for Germany today is not its economic model, but rather inadequate economic policies and two deep-seated illusions. The ...

03.07.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
Press Release

Increasing numbers of older individuals in Germany burdened by housing costs

Housing costs have risen sharply since 1996, especially for renters - Two thirds of older renting households spend over 30 percent of their income on rent compared with 38 percent in 1996 – People living alone in particular are affected by high housing costs

03.07.2019
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Maria Metzing has successfully defended her dissertation

Maria Metzing, who works at the SOEP department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Essays on Inequality: Income Distribution, (Just) Taxation and Well-being" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb (Freie Universität Berlin). We ...

24.06.2019
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Cortnie Anne Shupe has successfully defended her dissertation

Cortnie Anne Shupe, who worked at the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Household Finances and Labor Supply: The Role of Public Policies" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (Freie Universität Berlin, DIW Berlin) and Prof. David Neumark, PhD (University of ...

20.06.2019
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Mila Staneva has successfully defended her dissertation

Mila Staneva, who worked at the Education and Family Department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title “Employment alongside Bachelor’s Studies in Germany. Implications for Education Outcomes, the School-to-Work Transition, and Social Inequality” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Heike Solga (WZB Berlin, Freie Universität ...

17.06.2019
Press Release

Germany economy defying an uncertain environment

DIW Berlin expects GDP growth of 0.9 percent for 2019 and 1.7 percent for 2020 – Overall picture remains unchanged: domestic economy is supporting growth, foreign business is subdued - Unemployment continuing to decline - Trade war poses serious risks for the German economy - Municipal finances in need of restructuring

13.06.2019
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Daniel Bierbaumer has successfully defended his dissertation

Daniel Bierbaumer, who worked at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Commodity Pricing, Credit and Capital Flows: The Role of Financial Intermediaries" was supervised by Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Florentine Schwark ...

03.06.2019
Press Release

A refugee’s personality is one of the factors which decides how successful integration is

An increased willingness to take risks, reciprocating friendliness, and a conviction that they are in control of their own lives lead to refugees gaining a foothold in Germany faster.   Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of their lives integrate into society faster. This ...

21.05.2019
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Theresa Entringer joins SOEP

Theresa Entringer completed her doctorate with Prof. Gebauer at the University of Mannheim. Her dissertation, entitled “The Sociocultural Motives Perspective: Personality and the social motive for assimilation versus contrast”, investigates why and to what degree sociocultural contexts moderate the relationship between the self-concept and socially and individually relevant variables such ...

17.05.2019
Weekly Report

20 Years of Common European Monetary Policy: Reasons to Celebrate

by Jan Philipp Fritsche and Patrick Christian Harms Twenty years after the introduction of the euro, this Weekly Report uses an empirical analysis to assess the performance of monetary policy in the EMU founding states. It is often claimed that the monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) cannot outperform its national predecessors, as the euro area countries experience different business ...

15.05.2019| Jan Philipp Fritsche
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Dominique Hansen joins SOEP

Dominique Hansen joined the SOEP team in April. He is taking over the development of paneldata.org from Marcel Hebing with a focus on user experience, software quality, and data quality. In his studies of information science, he explored the quality of research software, reproducibility, open science, and good scientific practice.

13.05.2019
Weekly Report

Artificial intelligence and big data can help contain resistance to antibiotics

by  Michael Ribers and Hannes Ullrich Improving physicians’ prescription practices is a primary strategy for countering the rise in resistance to antibiotics. This would prevent physicians from incorrectly prescribing antibiotics, one of the main causes of antibiotic resistance. The increasing availability of medical data and methods of machine learning provide an opportunity to generate ...

07.05.2019| Michael Ribers, Hannes Ullrich
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