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Economic Bulletin

Growth and Investment Dynamics in Germany After the Global Financial Crisis

By: Georg Erber and Harald Hagemann in: DIW Economic Bulletin 02/2013The German economy recovered more rapidly than the majority of other developed countries from the severe slump that the global economic and financial crisis brought in its wake. Weak demand in the euro area was offset by robust growth in exports to countries outside the region. The German economy's strong competitive position ...

01.02.2013
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When It’s Worth the Wait: The Effect of Uncertainty on Investment Decisions

Between August and September 2012, the American political magazine, Foreign Policy asked a total of 62 well-known US economists what they saw as the main reason for the slow recovery of the labor market. The most common response was "uncertainty" (31 percent). But what exactly does this term mean? And why might it play such an important role? A recent study conducted by DIW Berlin on the ...

23.01.2013
Economic Bulletin

Germany Profits from Growth in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa: But for How Much Longer?

Germany Profits from Growth in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa : But for How Much Longer?By:  Georg Erber and Mechthild Schrooten in: DIW Economic Bulletin 10/2012.Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa-the BRICS-show high overall economic growth rates by international standards. Even during the recent economic crisis, most BRICS countries still recorded above-average growth. ...

08.10.2012
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Germany Profiting from Growth in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - But for How Much Longer?

Abstract: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - the BRICS - show high overall economic growth rates by international standards. Even during the recent economic crisis, most BRICS countries still recorded above-average growth. This development has benefited German foreign trade in particular. This applies especially to automotive and mechanical engineering. However, this geographical reorientation ...

22.08.2012
Economic Bulletin

German-Chinese Economic Relations: Opportunities and Risks

German-Chinese Economic Relations: Opportunities and RisksBy: Georg Erber in: DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2012.Economic relations between Germany and China have developed exceptionally well over the past few decades. China has grown to become one of Germany's key trading partners and may even become the second-largest trading partner after France in the coming year. And yet China's focus is increasingly ...

02.03.2012
Economic Bulletin

"Poor Products at the Expense of Pension Policy Holders": Six Questions to Kornelia Hagen

"Poor Products at the Expense of Pension Policy Holders": Six Questions to Kornelia Hagen

03.02.2012
Economic Bulletin

Ten Years of the Riester Pension Scheme: No Reason to Celebrate

Ten Years of the Riester Pension Scheme: No Reason to Celebrateby Kornelia Hagen, Axel Kleinlein in: DIW Economic Bulletin 2/2012.Since their introduction, the Riester pension scheme and the individual Riester products have become less beneficial to savers. Contracts concluded today will often lead to lower returns compared to contracts concluded in 2001. From a social perspective, meaning pension ...

03.02.2012
Economic Bulletin

Securitizations are Dead - Long Live Securitizations?

Securitizations are Dead - Long Live Securitizations? by Georg Erber in: DIW Economic Bulletin Nr. 6/2011. After the financial markets slumped worldwide in 2008, securitizations were seen as a major cause of the conflagration. The securitization market dried up because this financial instrument was no longer trusted. At the time, no one thought securitizations had any future as a financial innovation. ...

02.12.2011
Economic Bulletin

"After the Crisis is Before the Crisis": Six Questions to Georg Erber

"After the Crisis is Before the Crisis": Six Questions to Georg Erber

02.12.2011
Personnel news

Nicola Jentzsch obtains a Google Research Award

Nicola Jentzsch, research fellow in the department Competition and Consumers, has won a Google Research Award of 47.923 USD (about 35.000 Euro) for her research in the areas of economics of privacy and valuation of personal information. The research project “Incentive-compatible Mechanism Design for Privacy” encompasses two experiments for which Mrs. Jentzsch cooperates with colleagues ...

12.10.2011
Personnel news

Kornelia Hagen Appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board on Consumer and Food Policies

Kornelia Hagen, Competition and Consumers Department, has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board on Consumer and Food Policies for the upcoming three years by Federal Minister Ilse Aigner. The Scientific Advisory Board on Consumer and Food Policies at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection has been established in 2002 to support the further development of consumer ...

27.09.2011
Economic Bulletin

Japan at the Crossroads - State Budget Remains the Achilles' Heel

Japan at the Crossroads - State Budget Remains the Achilles' Heelby Georg Erber, Mechthild Schrooten in: DIW Economic Bulletin 2/2011The natural and nuclear disaster on the 11th of March 2011 pulled Japan into a renewed recession. Projected on the annual basis, the gross domestic product nosedived by 3.5% in the first quarter of 2011. Indeed the consequences of the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent ...

05.08.2011
Personnel news

Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch appointed as DIW Research Professor

The Chairman of the DIW Executive Board Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner appointed Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management as DIW Research Professor for an initial period of three years with effect from July 1, 2011. The appointment was suggested by Prof. Dr. Pio Baake, Acting Head of the department Competition and Consumers.

03.08.2011
Personnel news

Daniel Nepelski graduated with a PhD degree

Daniel Nepelski graduated with a PhD degree from the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. His thesis „Three Essays on Competition and Innovation“ was examined by the professors Ulrich Kamecke, Humboldt University Berlin and Christian Wey, DIW Berlin and Technical University Berlin. Daniel Nepelski worked between 2002 and 2008 as a research assistant and research fellow at the department ...

12.10.2009
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