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  • DIW Weekly Report 11 / 2021

    German Economy between Lockdowns and Normality: DIW Economic Outlook Spring 2021

    By lifting lockdown measures as coronavirus case numbers are rising and the vaccine rollout is proceeding slowly, the German economy is being sent on a stop-go course. Re-opening measures will probably be followed by renewed closures, at least regionally, in order to keep the spread of COVID-19 under control. Nevertheless, industry is robust overall, primarily due to good foreign business. In the service ...

    2021| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Marius Clemens, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Laura Pagenhardt
  • DIW Weekly Report 11 / 2021

    Global Economy: USA and China Leading the Way, Europe Lagging Behind: DIW Economic Outlook Spring 2021

    The resurgence of the pandemic and renewed lockdowns have slowed the recovery of the global economy, but the overall losses will be less severe than after the first coronavirus wave in spring 2020. Industry in particular continues to develop well. In contrast, retail trade and personal services have been heavily affected, especially in hard-hit regions such as Europe. However, the fiscal stimulus cushions ...

    2021| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer
  • DIW Weekly Report 11 / 2021

    German Economy Stuck in Stop-Go Situation: Editorial

    2021| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Laura Pagenhardt
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  • DIW Weekly Report 10 / 2021

    Green Deal for Industry: A Clear Policy Framework Is More Important Than Funding

    The European Commission is facing the challenge and opportunity of implementing the Green Deal while simultaneously initiating the recovery of the economy following the coronavirus crisis. Investments in the basic materials industry’s transition to climate neutrality play a central role in this, as the sector is responsible for 16 percent of the EU’s CO2 emissions and is key to downstream value chains. ...

    2021| Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli, Mats Kröger, Frederik Lettow, Jörn Richstein, Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede, Xi Sun
  • DIW Weekly Report 10 / 2021

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  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2021

    Gender Pay Gap in a European Comparison: Positive Correlation between the Female Labor Force Participation Rate and the Gender Pay Gap

    Public interest in the gender pay gap has risen significantly over the past years in Germany, but the size of the gender pay gap has barely changed. A comparison across European countries shows that a lower female labor force participation rate is associated with a smaller gender pay gap. The gender differences in the characteristics of the labor force, which vary across countries, are one explanation ...

    2021| Julia Schmieder, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2021

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  • DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2021

    Ten Years after Fukushima: Nuclear Energy Is Still Dangerous and Unreliable

    The catastrophic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2011, revealed unexpected safety risks of nuclear energy once again. It also accelerated the decline of nuclear energy in the international energy sector: Nuclear energy’s share of global electricity generation fell from 17 percent in 1996 to 13 percent in 2011 to approximately ten percent in 2019, with a share of primary ...

    2021| Ben Wealer, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Präger, Björn Steigerwald
  • DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2021

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  • DIW Weekly Report 5/6 / 2021

    LGBTQI* People in Germany Face Staggering Health Disparities

    Discrimination and rejection experienced by LGBTQI* people affect their mental health and, in the long term, their physical health as well. Survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel and Bielefeld University show that LGBTQI* people in Germany are affected by negative mental health outcomes three to four times more often than the rest of the population. Poor physical health that may be stress-related, ...

    2021| David Kasprowski, Mirjam Fischer, Xiao Chen, Lisa de Vries, Martin Kroh, Simon Kühne, David Richter, Zaza Zindel
  • DIW Weekly Report 5/6 / 2021

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  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

    Gender Diversity Benefits Supervisory Board Work of Many Companies

    Over the past years, the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of major companies in Germany has increased. As this second report in the DIW Women Executives Barometer 2021 shows, this has a meaningful, positive impact on the supervisory boards of many companies, and affects interactions between members, discussions, and decision-making. These findings are based on qualitative interviews with ...

    2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

    Number of Women on Boards of Large Firms Increasing Slowly; Legal Requirements Could Provide Momentum

    The proportion of women on the boards of large companies in Germany continued to increase during 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020, there were 101 female executive board members in the 200 largest companies, seven more than in 2019. However, growth was slow, as it was in some of the other groups of companies as well: The proportion of women on the executive boards of the top 200 companies (around ...

    2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

    Momentum in Sight for the Executive Boards of Major German Companies: Editorial

    2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
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  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2021

    German Construction Industry Remains on Its Path of Growth during the Coronavirus Recession

    The coronavirus pandemic has led to a deep worldwide economic crisis. In many countries, the construction industry has been impacted. In Germany, however, construction activity is one of the economic sectors that has remained largely stable: In 2020, the total construction volume in Germany is expected to have increased by around four percent to 444 billion euros after increasing by around eight percent ...

    2021| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Laura Pagenhardt
  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2021

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  • DIW Weekly Report 52/53 / 2020

    Fiscal Rules Mitigate Economic Setbacks during Crises

    91 countries around the world have established fiscal rules to limit national debt and/or budget deficits. Using data from previous natural disasters, this report investigates how these fiscal rules affect overall economic development following a crisis. The results show countries with fiscal rules fare better after such shocks than those without. GDP, private consumption, and investments develop markedly ...

    2020| Alexander Kriwoluzky, Laura Pagenhardt, Malte Rieth
  • DIW Weekly Report 52/53 / 2020

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