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  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2018

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    2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2018

    German Right-Wing Party AfD Finds More Support in Rural Areas with Aging Populations

    This study examines in which setting the German political party Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) performed well in the 2017 parliamentary elections. The AfD’s popularity was relatively high in electoral districts with an above-average amount of craft businesses, a disproportionately high amount of older residents and workers in the manufacturing sector, and—applicable mainly ...

    2018| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2018

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  • DIW Weekly Report 6 / 2018

    EU Roaming Regulation: Theoretical Model Suggests a Positive Assessment

    Since June 15, 2017, mobile network operators in the European Economic Area may not impose surcharges for making telephone calls, sending text messages, or using data services in other EEA countries. The regulation was designed to create a digital domestic market without adversely affecting consumers. The regulation raises the expectation of changes in mobile network operators’ tariff structures. Theoretical ...

    2018| Pio Baake, Lilo Wagner
  • DIW Weekly Report 6 / 2018

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  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

    Company Productivity Increases with More Knowledge-Based Capital

    In Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested every year in knowledge-based capital, which encompasses assets such as research and development, software and databases, organizational capital, marketing and advertising, and technical design. Yet investments in traditional capital (such as machinery and non-residential buildings) still significantly outweigh knowledge investments, standing at over ...

    2018| Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

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  • DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2018

    Financial Sector: Proportion of Women in Top Decision-Making Bodies Is Increasing More Slowly Than at the Beginning of the Decade—Equal Gender Representation Is Still a Long Way Off

    Over the past year, the proportion of women serving on the executive and supervisory boards of the top 100 largest banks in Germany rose slightly to almost nine and 23 percent, respectively. However, growth has come to a halt in the 60 largest insurance companies: on both executive and supervisory boards, the proportion of women has sunk to almost nine and 22 percent, respectively. For over ten years, ...

    2018| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2018

    Top-Decision Making Bodies of Large Businesses: Gender Quota for Supervisory Boards Is Effective—Development Is Almost at a Standstill for Executive Boards

    The gender quota for supervisory boards in Germany is effective: by the end of 2017, the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of a good 100 companies that are subject to the quota had risen to 30 percent—three percentage points more than in the previous year. Almost two-thirds of the companies now have supervisory boards with at least 30 percent female members. A European comparison also shows ...

    2018| Elke Holst, Katharina Wrohlich
  • DIW Weekly Report 3 / 2018

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  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2018

    Construction Sector: End of the Boom at New Buildings

    New residential construction, in particular apartment complexes, has driven the growth in Germany’s construction industry in recent years. In 2018 and 2019 the volume of new construction will continue to expand. However, its rate of expansion will decrease and the boom of recent years will come to an end. After years of strong growth, having even occasionally surpassed the ten-percent mark, the German ...

    2018| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen
  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2018

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    2018
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