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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

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 .

25.02.2019| Olga Chiappinelli
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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. Weizsä ..

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" ..

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 ..

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 .

07.02.2019
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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

29.01.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
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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 .

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 ...B

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

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 ...

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 .

21.12.2018
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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 ...La

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, ...

21.12.2018
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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

18.12.2018| Dawud Ansari, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Stefan Gebauer, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Aleksandar Zaklan
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Growth Rate of German Economy Normalizing after Prolonged Economic Boom: DIW Economic Outlook

By Claus Michelsen, Christian Breuer, Martin Bruns, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, and Thore Schlaak The German economy continues to perform well although the boom has ended. However, at 1.5 percent, German GDP will increase this year at a lower rate ..

18.12.2018| Martin Johannes Bruns, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
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Germany’s economic boom is cooling off

According to DIW Berlin estimations, the German economy will continue to grow noticeably over the next two years. However, the economic boom is over as economic momentum is likely to cool off. DIW Berlin thus confirms its estimations from the late ..

12.12.2018
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EU government bonds and banks: home bias pervasive throughout member states but capital requirements differ greatly

By Dominik Meyland and Dorothea Schäfer The current banking regulatory framework assigns EU government bonds a risk weight of zero. Since the European debt crisis, there has been increasing controversy over eliminating this equity capital ...By

11.12.2018| Dorothea Schäfer
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Social sustainability labels: promises and reality in the example of Fairtrade-coffee

By Pio Baake, Jana Friedrichsen, and Helene Naegele Fairtrade certification is intended to improve both the income and living conditions of producers, thereby creating more fairness in international trade. However, theoretical considerations and ...

03.12.2018| Jana Friedrichsen, Helene Naegele
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Gert G. Wagner was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Gert G. Wagner was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on September 3, 2018, by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for his services to the Federal Republic of Germany. The cross was presented on November 19, 2018, by

26.11.2018
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