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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 29/30/31 / 2024

    Division of Paid and Care Work Between Parents: Reality Often Differs Greatly from the Ideals

    On average, mothers and fathers in Germany divide paid work and care work very unequally. Mothers often only work part time, which results in further gender inequalities in the labor market. A current analysis of data from the German Family Demography Panel Study (FReDA) shows that the population’s attitudes toward the ideal division of work between couples with children under 12 are considerably more ...

    2024| Ludovica Gambaro, Annica Gehlen, C. Katharina Spieß, Katharina Wrohlich, Elena Ziege
  • DIW Weekly Report 29/30/31 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 28 / 2024

    Transitioning to Net Zero: Full Potential of Sustainable Finance Taxonomies Not Yet Exhausted

    Sustainable finance taxonomies such as the European Union (EU) taxonomy can support the transition to a climate-neutral economy. As a classification system, these taxonomies serve to offer transparency and guidance as to how capital flows can be shifted to sustainable and environmentally-friendly activities. In this Weekly Report, we analyze 26 sustainable taxonomies from countries and regions around ...

    2024| Catherine Marchewitz, Franziska Schütze, Fernanda Ballesteros
  • DIW Weekly Report 28 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 27 / 2024

    High-Income Households Emit More Greenhouse Gases, Primarily Due to Transport Behavior

    Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 65 percent compared to 1990 by 2030 to achieve national climate targets. Nearly one third of greenhouse gas emissions in Germany are caused by private household consumption. Using Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) data, this Weekly Report calculates the amount of CO2 equivalents emitted by households due to residential energy use, nutrition, and transport in Germany. ...

    2024| Sandra Bohmann, Merve Küçük
  • DIW Weekly Report 27 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 24/25/26 / 2024

    DIW Berlin Economic Outlook: Global Economy Recovering Swiftly; German Economy Gaining Momentum

    The German economy began recovering at the beginning of 2024 and has developed better than initially expected. A sharp rise in construction investment, albeit more of a flash in the pan as a result of mild winter weather, along with strong goods exports helped the economy onto its recov¬ery path and masked the disappointing development of private consumption, which sank unexpectedly. However, consumer ...

    2024| Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Guido Baldi, Nina Maria Brehl, Hella Engerer, Angelina Hackmann, Pia Hüttl, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Frederik Kurcz, Laura Pagenhardt, Marie Rullière, Jan-Christopher Scherer, Teresa Schildmann, Ruben Staffa, Kristin Trautmann
  • DIW Weekly Report 24/25/26 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 22/23 / 2024

    Quantifying Bargaining Power in Supply Chains: Essential for Merger Control

    Merger control plays a central role in competition policy. When assessing proposed mergers, Competition Authorities should consider its impact on all relevant markets. Large mergers between manufacturers typically impact competition, thus requiring the approval of Competition Authorities. Divestitures are often a condition of merger approval. This report investigates the effectiveness of implementing ...

    2024| Yann Delaprez, Morgane Guignard
  • DIW Weekly Report 22/23 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 21 / 2024

    Sanctions against Russian Gas Would Not Endanger EU or German Gas Supply

    As a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine, natural gas prices skyrocketed in 2022 and Germany in particular felt the impact of its strong dependency on Russia. Prices have since relaxed, the European natural gas industry has overcome the uncertainty due to the energy crisis in 2022, and the industry also survived the slump in Russian natural gas imports without supply interruptions. However, Russia ...

    2024| Franziska Holz, Lukas Barner, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen
  • DIW Weekly Report 21 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 19/20 / 2024

    Thermal Retrofitting of Worst Performing Buildings Mitigates Risk of High Heating Costs

    The pace of thermal retrofit of buildings in Germany remains slow. A Worst-First approach, prioritizing the retrofit of inefficient buildings, would address energy- and social policy objectives and deliver economic and climate benefits. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) show how such an approach would protect especially low-income households often living in very inefficient buildings ...

    2024| Sophie M. Behr, Merve Kücük, Maximilian Longmuir, Karsten Neuhoff
  • DIW Weekly Report 19/20 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2024

    Electricity Markets Stabilized Following the Energy Crisis; 80 Percent Renewable Energy and Coal Phase-out by 2030 Are Possible

    The German electricity market has recovered well from the 2022 energy crisis. Policymakers should now redirect the focus of energy policy to further expanding renewable energy sources. The year 2023 showed that the German electricity supply remained secure following the shutdown of nuclear power plants. It is possible, affordable, and plausible in light of climate policy to cover 80 percent of electricity ...

    2024| Mario Kendziorski, Lukas Barner, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Enno Wiebrow
  • DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 15 / 2024

    A Renewable Energy Pool Brings Benefits of Energy Transition to Consumers

    German companies view high and uncertain electricity prices a major challenge. A Renewable Energy Pool (RE-Pool), wherein the favorable conditions of competitive tenders for new wind and solar power projects are passed on to electricity consumers, could hedge such price risks. Consumers’ electricity prices are thus hedged for the share of their consumption that corresponds to the RE-Pool’s generation ...

    2024| Karsten Neuhoff, Mats Kröger, Leon Stolle
  • DIW Weekly Report 15 / 2024

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  • DIW Weekly Report 13/14 / 2024

    Heat Transition: Municipalities Need Federal Support in Decommissioning Natural Gas Networks

    Large parts of the existing natural gas distribution networks must be decommissioned due to the decarbonization of the heat supply. However, there are neither regulatory nor economic incentives for the gas network operators to do so and delaying the decommissioning could be expensive for the remaining customers. This Weekly Report analyzes to what extent municipalities can partially decommission the ...

    2024| Isabell Braunger, Philipp Herpich, Franziska Holz, Julia Rechlitz, Claudia Kemfert
  • DIW Weekly Report 13/14 / 2024

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