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

New seminar series Virtual Digital Economy Seminar (VIDE)

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

Tomaso Duso appointed to EU Commission’s advisory group

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 selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

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

SOEP Rated “Excellent” in 2019 Leibniz Evaluation

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

New SOEP Research Project: What Are the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic?

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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Housing Policies Worldwide during Coronavirus Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

The coronavirus pandemic, which began in December 2019 and is currently spreading rapidly around the world, is having a noticeable impact on the economy and thus also on the real estate market. Since the measures to curb the spread are causing economic activities to decline massively, small and medium-sized companies in the service, hospitality, and transport sectors in particular, but the self...

06.04.2020| Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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COVID-19 economic crisis: Europe needs more than one instrument

COVID-19 economic crisis: Europe needs more than one instrument There are now several proposals for complementing the vigorous decision of the ECB to launch a mega ‘pandemic emergency purchase programme’ with fiscal and financial initiatives at the European level. These proposals sometimes overlap, which is a good sign of convergence. This column argues that they are also largely complementary ...

06.04.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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Vierteljahrsheft 1/2020: Debt – Blessing or Curse?

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 ...

25.03.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
Blog Marcel Fratzscher

A proposal for a Covid Credit Line

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 states ...

23.03.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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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 ...

16.03.2020
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The ECB is sending a strong signal that now also governments need to act more decisively

DIW president Marcel Fratzscher comments today's announcements by the ECB as follows:

12.03.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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Call for Papers: Determinants of Non-cash payments and alternative money

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) Description Advances in payment technologies have considerably extended the way how we pay for transactions. While the majority of financial transactions has been even traditionally done ...

05.03.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
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Aline Zucco has successfully defended her dissertation

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 future ...

24.02.2020

Master Thesis at DIW Berlin's Climate Policy Department

18.02.2020| Nils May, Franziska Schütze
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Amelie Schiprowski is awarded Best Junior Researcher by the Joachim Herz Foundation

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. ...

27.01.2020| Amelie Schiprowski
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Jonas Jessen receives BeNA Innovative Research 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 Leave ...

06.01.2020| Jonas Jessen
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