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Statement

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
Report

Call for Papers: Determinants of Non-cash payments and alternative money

Conference in Bremen, June, 16th, 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 by the means of non-cash (e.g. equity payments in mergers & acquisitions), nowadays ...

05.03.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
Personnel news

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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The German Data Forum (RatSWD) calls for adaptation of the German national roadmap process to increase participation of social, behavioral, and economic researchers

To foster cutting-edge scientific research in Germany, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides funding to outstanding research infrastructures through its national roadmap, a detailed plan mapping out their long-term development.  A working group of the German Data Forum headed by former SOEP Director Jürgen Schupp has released a set of recommendations for adapting ...

10.12.2019| Jürgen Schupp
Report

On December 5, 2019, DIW Berlin honored this year's graduates of the Graduate Center, the BDPEMS and the doctorates at DIW.

On December 5, 2019, DIW Berlin honored this year's graduates of the Graduate Center, the BDPEMS and the graduates at DIW. In a festive ceremony DIW President Marcel Fratzscher congratulated all new PhDs and GC Vice Dean Carsten Schröder presented the certificates. The program was musically accompanied by Benedikt Bindewald (violin) and Tabea Schrenk (cello). Back row from ...

09.12.2019| Juliane Metzner
Personnel news

Thore Schlaak has successfully defended his dissertation

Thore Schlaak, 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 on Structural Vector Autoregressions Identified Through Time-Varying Volatility" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Lars Winkelmann (FU Berlin). We congratulate Thore ...

27.11.2019
Personnel news

Dawud Ansari has successfully defended his dissertation

Dawud Ansari, who works at the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Numerical models for emerging energy and resource issues: Examples from tight oil, global energy, and rural electrification" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) ...

11.11.2019
Personnel news

DIW GC graduate receives Ernst Reuter award

Dr. Annika Schnücker, who graduated in 2018, is receiving this year's Ernst-Reuter-Preis for Outstanding Young Scientists at Freie Universität, Berlin.She is being honored for her dissertation "Model Selection Methods for Panel Vector Autoregressive Models," which is selected as one of the 5 most outstanding dissertations of 2018 at Freie Universität, Berlin.Georg Weizsäcker, Dean ...

05.11.2019
Report

New Report Published: Building blocks for a climate-neutral European industrial sector

The science is clear: global warming must be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid catastrophic impacts. The Paris Agreement recognises the 1.5C-limit as well. The production of basic materials –cement, iron and steel, paper, aluminium, as well as chemicals and petrochemicals – is one of the main contributors to climate change, accounting for approximately 25% of global CO2 emissions, ...

30.10.2019| Olga Chiappinelli
Statement

Mario Draghi will be remembered as a great European

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

24.10.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
Report

European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration

The new issue of the Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4/2018 (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research) on European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration is now available. Causes and consequences of institutional diversity are a largely neglected issue in economics. Only in finance, institutional variety has been at times acknowledged, though not in its ‘institution-free’ ...

09.10.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
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The Berlin School of Economics welcomes the new Ph.D. students with a welcome Event at DIW Berlin

On October 1st, we welcomed the new Ph.D. students of the Berlin School of Economics with a welcome event. After a short introduction at the Humboldt-University in the morning and a preparatory math course in the afternoon, the group gathered at DIW Berlin for a welcome ceremony. At a welcome reception the new students had the chance to connect with each other and the whole team. A warm ...

04.10.2019| Juliane Metzner
Press Release

Joint economic forecast autumn 2019: Economy Cools Further – Industry in Recession

Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in cooperation with the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), ...

02.10.2019
Report

New DFG project: SOEP researchers study the role of health in refugees’ integration

How do refugees differ from other population groups with respect to health? And how are health inequalities between refugees and others related to living conditions and the health care system? These research questions will guide the project “Refugee Migration to Germany: A Magnifying Glass for Broader Public Health Challenges” (PH-LENS), which started work on October 1, 2019, for an initial ...

24.09.2019| Monika Wimmer
Statement

The ECB has sent a strong signal that it takes its mandate seriously

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

12.09.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
Personnel news

Vera Zipperer has successfully defended her dissertation

Vera Zipperer, who works at the Climate Policy department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Creating innovation incentives through environmental policies: An economic analysis" was supervised by Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Simone Borghesi, Ph.D. ...

12.09.2019
Report

Berlin School of Economics Kick-Off!

On thursday September 19, 2019, the Berlin School of Economics will have its official opening ceremony at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin! For this special occasion, we are glad to welcome Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole, who will be holding the keynote address.  This event signifies the official start of a joint Berlin-wide career development program and celebrates all those who have made ...

13.08.2019| Andrea Bawamia
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