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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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  • DIW Weekly Report 51 / 2020

    EU Taxonomy Increasing Transparency of Sustainable Investments

    By developing a taxonomy for sustainable investments, the EU Commission has created the first standardized criteria for climate-friendly economic activities.To achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2050, firms and investors must be well informed of which investments avoid greenhouse gas emis- sions and can thus be categorized as sustainable. The present report investigates to what extent the EU ...

    2020| Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede, Marc Blauert, Katharina Erdmann
  • DIW Weekly Report 51 / 2020

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  • DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

    German Economy: Optimistic despite Decline as 2020 Ends: DIW Economic Outlook

    The coronavirus pandemic is once again slowing down the German economy: Following a strong and unexpected economic recovery over summer 2020, which compensated for large parts of the losses from the spring, the second wave has resulted in renewed restrictions affecting both social and economic life. Therefore, the German economy is likely to shrink again in the final quarter of 2020. If the second ...

    2020| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Marius Clemens, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt
  • DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

    Global Economy: Recovery Slowing Down: DIW Economic Outlook

    The global economy recovered more quickly than expected in the third quarter of 2020. Following the coronavirus-related slumps, economic output increased by seven percent. A decrease in infection rates and thus an easing of containment measures contributed to re-normalizing production processes and trade. Private households also began demanding more consumer goods again, especially personal services. ...

    2020| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Sandra Pasch
  • DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

    Second Coronavirus Wave Affecting German Economy and Halting Recovery: Editorial

    2020| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt, Sandra Pasch
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  • DIW Weekly Report 49 / 2020

    Mentoring Programs Support the Integration of Refugees

    Over a million people sought asylum in Germany between 2014 and 2016. During this time, many Germans began volunteering in various ways to help refugees and mentorship pro- grams in particular gained significance. As this report shows, participating in a mentorship program has a positive impact on refugees: They improve their language skills and become more socially active. Mentors experience the relationship ...

    2020| Magdalena Krieger, Philipp Jaschke, Martin Kroh, Nicolas Legewie, Lea-Maria Löbel
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  • DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2020

    Coronavirus Pandemic and Low Oil Prices Putting Pressure on the Gulf Countries

    The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Gulf countries in a particular way. In addition to the direct consequences of the pandemic, the spread of the coronavirus has led to a collapse in demand for the Gulf countries’ most important source of revenue: oil. Its price, which had fallen initially due to the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, collapsed in spring 2020. Although it recovered somewhat ...

    2020| Dawud Ansari, Hella Engerer
  • DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2020

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  • DIW Weekly Report 43/44/45 / 2020

    The Storm-Impervious Financial Sector: Offshore Services Likely Booked Abroad

    The high international capital positions of offshore financial centers (OFCs) have led to increasing research in the area. However, many unanswered questions remain, as OFC activities are secretive by nature and data is sparse. It is, for example, not even clear whether the financial industry actually physically operates on OFCs or if it artificially books services from other countries. Using a new ...

    2020| Jakob Miethe
  • DIW Weekly Report 43/44/45 / 2020

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  • DIW Weekly Report 41/42 / 2020

    Reform Proposal for Marriage Taxation in Germany: De Facto Income Splitting with a Low Transferable Amount

    Two traditional options for reforming Ehegattensplitting, the joint taxation of married couples with full income splitting, are de facto income splitting (Realsplitting) or individual taxation with a transferable personal allowance. However, these proposals do not significantly reduce the marginal tax burden on the secondary earner’s income and therefore only minimally encourage married women to participate ...

    2020| Stefan Bach, Björn Fischer, Peter Haan, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 41/42 / 2020

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  • DIW Weekly Report 39/40 / 2020

    Population Decline Creating Constant Pressure on Eastern German States and Municipalities on the Expenditure Side

    As the German constitution aims for equal living conditions, a huge number of political measures to enhance the conditions in the new states were undertaken after unification (known as the “Aufbau Ost”). In the new states, expenditure per capita rose significantly over the average expenditure of the old states and their municipalities and huge budget deficits occurred. Beginning in the mid-1990s, expenditure ...

    2020| Kristina van Deuverden
  • DIW Weekly Report 39/40 / 2020

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  • DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2020

    Mothers in Eastern and Western Germany: Employment Rates and Attitudes Are Converging, Full-Time Employment is Not

    Work and family life arrangements differed greatly between the east and west before German reunification in 1990. Since reunification, however, the employment rates of mothers with children requiring childcare have converged. This trend is accompanied by a growing approval of maternal employment, especially in western Germany. However, differences in actual working hours remain. Mothers in the east ...

    2020| Denise Barth, Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spieß, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2020

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