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Neuer Policy Brief von Climate Friendly Materials Plattform wurde veröffentlicht: Climate Contribution and its role in European industrial decarbonisation

Last year, the Climate Friendly Materials Platform proposed an innovative policy framework to support the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector in the EU. A new policy brief from the platform focuses on one major component of this package: introducing the climate contribution to compliment the free allocation in the EU Emissions Trading System. The brief clarifies the concept and explains why ...

18.12.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
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Green light for Fitbit takeover by Google is regrettable

The EU Commission has approved Google's acquisition of the fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit. Here is a statement from competition economist Tomaso Duso, Head of the Firms and Markets Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin):

17.12.2020| Tomaso Duso
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Post-Doctoral Position in Energy Economics

11.12.2020| EVU-1-20
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ECB sends signal that interest rates are likely to stay at currently low levels for the next years

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

10.12.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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The EU Must Break the Brexit Deadlock

With the Brexit negotiations now in their final days, it is crucial that the European Union break the impasse and secure a deal. If Europe cannot even forge an agreement to establish its long-term relationship with the United Kingdom, it will have little chance of becoming a global power in its own right. This week, we will finally know whether a Brexit deal can be agreed. Whatever is decided, it ...

08.12.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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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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Caterina Forti Grazzini has successfully defended her dissertation

Caterina Forti Grazzini has successfully defended her dissertation "Three Essays in Empirical Finance" supervised by Dieter Nautz (1st supervisor) and Alexander Kriwolutzsky (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Puja Singhal has successfully defended her dissertation

Puja Singhal has successfully defended her dissertation "Essays in Empirical Environmental Economics" supervised by Carsten Schröder (1st supervisor) and Peter Haan (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Niels Aka has successfully defended his dissertation

Niels Aka has successfully defended his dissertation "Three Essays on Model Selection in Time Series Econometrics: Model Averaging, Causal Graphs, and Structural Identification" supervised by Helmut Lütkepohl (1st supervisor) and Rolf Tschernig (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Julio Fournier has successfully defended his dissertation

Julio Fournier has successfully defended his dissertation "On the economic effects of natural disasters: Frontiers in applied spatial computable general equilibrium modeling" supervised by Hermann Lotze-Campen (1st supervisor) and Claudia Kemfert (2nd supervisor) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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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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