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Valeriia Heidemann joins SOEP

Valeriia Heidemann joined the SOEP team on March 1. She will be responsible for preparing data from the Survey of Refugees while Jana Nebelin is on leave. Valeriia holds a master’s in sociology from Freie Universität Berlin. While completing her degree, she worked as a student assistant at the SOEP and gained experience with SOEP data preparation. She will now be working as part of a team ...

09.03.2019
Statement

ECB monetary policy will for some time remain more expansionary than most in Germany expect

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

07.03.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
Report

Martin Kroh has been appointed to the Commission for Integration

Martin Kroh  has been appointed to the newly established Fachkommission Integrationsfähigkeit of the Federal Government. The aim of the Commission is to describe the economic, labor market, social and demographic conditions for integration and to propose standards for improving them.

07.03.2019
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Marco Giesselmann winner of the Young Scholar award

Together with co-authors Marina Hagen and Reinhard Schunck, Marco Giesselmann has received the Advances in Life Course Research Young Scholar Award for the paper “Motherhood and mental well-being in Germany: Linking a longitudinal life course design and the gender perspective on motherhood.” Read the winning paper for free here!

07.03.2019
Weekly Report

Italy Must Foster High Growth Industries

by Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Anselm Mattes and Malte Rieth Italy has yet to recover from the economic consequences of the financial and sovereign debt crisis that began more than a decade ago. In addition to losing 1.4 million jobs across the manufacturing and construction sectors, new industries driving growth across the EU, such as knowledge-intensive services, ...

27.02.2019| Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Malte Rieth
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Call for Application: Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies"

DIW Berlin, EUI-Florence School of Regulation, Technical University Berlin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University College London and Université Libre de Bruxelles are happy to announce a PhD Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies". The Summer School will be held from 9th to 13th September 2019 at DIW Berlin. ObjectivesThe main objective of the School ...

25.02.2019| Olga Chiappinelli
Statement

Germany and France should defend European competition policy, not attack it!

The German and French economics ministers have introduced a Franco-German manifesto for a 21st century European industrial policy. Tomaso Duso, competition economist and head of the Firms and Markets Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), comments as follows:

20.02.2019| Tomaso Duso
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Björn Fischer receives Scholarship from the Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung

Björn Fischer from the Public Economics department has been granted a scholarship from the Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung (research network for old-age provision) from April 2019 on. The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates Björn on his success!

20.02.2019
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Stefan Etgeton has successfully defended his dissertation

Stefan Etgeton, who works at the Public Economics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "The Impact of Pension Reforms on Income Inequality, Savings, and Health" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Haan (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. André Decoster, Ph.D. (KU Leuven). We congratulate Stefan ...

20.02.2019
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Mathias Huebener wins Award for Best Dissertation in Educational Economics

The Verein für Socialpolitik has awarded Mathias Huebener, a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the DIW Education and Family Department, with the prize for best dissertation in educational economics. His dissertation is titled "Essays on the impact of education and family policies on the formation of human capital". The prize is awarded every two years. 

20.02.2019
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Mirjam Fischer supports the SOEP team

As of February, Mirjam Fischer supports the SOEP team in the SOEP-LGB project where an oversample of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons is collected. She will be involved in questionnaire design, constructing weights and analyzing the data. She is a sociologist by training and in her scientific work she studies inequality between people in same-sex and mixed-sex relationships. In her dissertation at ...

07.02.2019
Report

Call for papers Quarterly Journal of Economic Research 4-2019: Debt – Blessing or Curse?

More than ten years after the outbreak of the Great Financial Crisis and almost ten years since the beginning of the European sovereign debt crisis, questions about the opportunities and risks of debt and debates about debt brakes have remained acute. Debt is the driving force behind investment, economic growth and prosperity: without the indebted­ness of private households, companies and governments, ...

29.01.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
Weekly Report

Language Skills and Employment Rate of Refugees in Germany Improving with Time

by Herbert Brücker, Johannes Croisier, Yuliya Kosyakova, Hannes Kröger, Giuseppe Pietrantuono, Nina Rother and Jürgen Schupp Asylum seekers migrating to Germany remains a hotly debated topic. The second wave of a longitudinal survey of refugees shows that their integration has progressed significantly, even though some refugees came to Germany in poor health and with little formal education. ...

28.01.2019| Hannes Kröger, Jürgen Schupp
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Increasing number of women on supervisory boards of major companies in Germany: executive boards still dominated by men

By Elke Holst and Katharina Wrohlich The gender quota for supervisory boards is continuing to show its impact: the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of the 200 highest-performing companies in Germany increased by over two percentage points to 27 percent the past year. In the 100 largest companies, it increased by over three percentage points to 28 percent. However, there are now indications ...

18.01.2019| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
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Women on high-level boards of banks and insurance companies: growth coming to a standstill on supervisory boards

By Elke Holst and Katharina Wrohlich The proportion of women on executive boards of the 100 largest banks stagnated at almost nine percent in 2018. In the 60 largest insurance companies, the proportion increased by a good percentage point to almost ten percent. While growth on executive boards has been weakening in past years, it is now slowing down on supervisory boards in the financial sector as ...

18.01.2019| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
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Construction industry momentum continues – state stimulus impacts prices

By Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, and Martin Bruns According to the German Institute for Economic Research construction volume forecast, the country’s construction industry will continue to flourish in the coming years. Companies can count on a rise in the nominal construction volume of around 7.5 percent in 2019 and 6.5 percent next year. The industry’s business cycle continues ...

14.01.2019| Martin Johannes Bruns, Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen
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Marie Le Mouel has successfully defended her dissertation

Marie Le Mouel, who worked at the Firms and Markets department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Knowledge-Based Capital and Firm Productivity" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (Technische Universität Berlin, DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Spitz-Oener (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). We congratulate ...

21.12.2018
Report

Graduation Ceremony 2018

Last week, 12 new Ph.D. graduates received their certificates. In a festive ceremony with musical accompaniment, the new Ph.D.s were honored by the Graduate Center dean Prof. Georg Weizsäcker Ph.D. and the head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Hans Joachim Schellnhuber who held the commencement speech. We wish each and every one much success in their future careers! ...

21.12.2018
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Tomaso Duso elected as an academic member in the Stearing Committee of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE)

Tomaso Duso was elected as an academic member in the Stearing Committee of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) starting on 1st January 2019. ACE was created in 2003 and brings together competition economists working in government, academia and the private sector. It provides a forum for discussion and debate on competition-related policies and specific cases. It is a not-for-profit ...

21.12.2018
Weekly Report

Global Economy and the Euro Area: Uncertainty Weighs on Trade and Investment: DIW Economic Outlook

By Claus Michelsen, Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth, and Aleksandar Zaklan The global expansion weakened somewhat in the third quarter while the downside risks have increased. DIW Berlin’s forecast—almost unchanged—indicates an expansion in global economic production of 4.3 percent for 2018 and 3.9 percent for 2019. In ...

18.12.2018| Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Stefan Gebauer, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Aleksandar Zaklan
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