DIW Weekly Report

No Gender Parity at all

Proportion of women on top-decision making bodies of large companies increasing

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The DIW Weekly Report is an online publication from DIW Berlin. Every week selected articles of the Wochenbericht are published online in English.

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DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

More Women on Supervisory Boards: Increasing Indications That the Effect of the Gender Quota Extends to Executive Boards

The statutory gender quota for supervisory boards is effective: the proportion of women on supervisory boards has increased over the past years, especially in the companies subject to the quota. But is the quota creating trickle-down effects for ...

2020| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

Proportion of Women on Top-Decision Making Bodies of Large Companies Increasing, except on Supervisory Boards in the Financial Sector

The share of women on executive boards of large companies in Germany has increased somewhat more strongly than in previous years. The top 200 companies reached the ten percent mark for the first time: women held 14 more board positions than in the ..

2020| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

Boards of Major German Companies Are Gradually Changing: Editorial

2020| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2020

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DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2020

Financial Stability: New, Detailed Datasets Allow for Innovation of Stress Tests

The 2008-2010 crisis has shown that authorities were missing crucial information necessary to identify risks to the financial system in an accurate and timely manner. To be prepared for future crises, a range of legislation in Europe and beyond was .

2020| Justus Inhoffen, Iman van Lelyveld
DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2020

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DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2020

Construction Industry an Important Pillar of the Economy; Investment Assistance Taking Effect

The construction industry is increasingly becoming a key pillar of the business cycle in Germany. DIW Berlin’s construction volume calculation indicates a real expansion of construction services by around three percent each year over the next two ...

2020| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Laura Pagenhardt
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2020

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2020
DIW Weekly Report 51/52 / 2019

Green Public Procurement: Climate Provisions in Public Tenders Can Help Reduce German Carbon Emissions

This report estimates that government consumption and investment are responsible for at least 12 percent of German greenhouse gas emissions, mostly arising from the provision of public services and construction. Climate-friendly Green Public ...

2019| Olga Chiappinelli, Friedemann Gruner, Gustav Weber
DIW Weekly Report 51/52 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2019

German Economy: Industry Struggles to Shake of the Crisis: DIW Economic Outlook

The German economy remains weak as of the fourth quarter of 2019. However, although industrial production is continuing its downward trend, there are signs of a slow recovery. The manufacturing sector is likely to expand production gradually ...

2019| Claus Michelsen, Marius Clemens, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2019

Global Economy Continues to Suffer Weak Growth Momentum: DIW Economic Outlook

Favorable labor market conditions and the resulting increase in private consumption are still sustaining the global economy. Trade disputes and political uncertainties, however, continue to slow investment activity, with the result that economic ...

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth
DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2019

Strengthen the Foundation of the German Economy: Editorial

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2019

100 Years of the Modern German Tax System: Foundation, Reforms, and Challenges

The tax and fiscal reforms headed by German finance minister Matthias Erzberger in 1919 and 1920 fundamentally reshaped German public finances. The total tax revenue as a percentage of GDP, or tax-to-GDP ratio, doubled and increased continually until

2019| Stefan Bach
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2019

A Comparison of Earnings Justice throughout Europe: Widespread Approval in Germany for Income Distribution According to Need and Equity

The present study compares the perceptions of fairness of national earned incomes between the populations of Germany and the rest of Europe based on recent data from the European Social Survey (ESS). The vast majority of European respondents consider

2019| Jule Adriaans, Philipp Eisnecker, Stefan Liebig
DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 43 / 2019

Productivity: Urban-Rural Differences Affect Productivity More Than East-West Differences

Following reunification, productivity in eastern Germany grew rapidly. A strong industrial sector is key to a thriving German economy. However, the narrowing of the industrial productivity gap between eastern and western Germany has come to a ...

2019| Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
DIW Weekly Report 43 / 2019

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