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Jeder fünfte Arbeitslose will nicht mehr arbeiten. DIW Berlin: zu wenig Kinderbetreuungsangebote, zu starke Anreize für ...

Eighty per cent of those registered unemployed are available for work - although some not straight away. One in five unemployed people, however, no longer want to work. This conclusion was reached by the DIW Berlin in its latest weekly report 22/2002, which presented up-to-date data from surveys by the DIW's Socio-Economic Panel. Sixty per cent of those unemployed would prefer to return to work ..

29.05.2002
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Kosten der Theater in Deutschland: Output entscheidend

Theatre costs in Germany largely depend on a theatres' output - productions and performances - and not on a theatres' legal organisation or the sponsorship it receives. This conclusion was reached by the DIW Berlin in its current weekly report 21/2002. However, it is quite surprising that the higher the number of new productions is the lower the costs are. A high percentage of new ...

22.05.2002
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Das InnoRegio-Programm: zufriedenstellende Zwischenbilanz

Despite initial difficulties, the majority of participants in the Inno-Regio programme (Promotion of Regional Networks for Innovation), which is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are pleased. The project promotes 23 innovation networks in the former East Germany. The program aims to improve the previously insufficient level of co-operation between businesses, research ...

22.05.2002
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Zum Jahresbeginn noch kein Aufschwung

At the beginning of this year, economic growth once again failed to exhibit any dynamism. Real gross domestic product turned out to be stagnant (-0.1%) compared to the previous quarter. This was largely due to a weak domestic demand; but above all to heavily declining investments in new equipment. Although import figures decreased, higher export rates prevented a further decline in economic growth

14.05.2002
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Abiturienten und Arbeitslose leisten überdurchschnittlich oft Wehr- oder Zivildienst

Analysing data from the DIW Berlin's Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) shows that Abitur students and the unemployed are more likely than others to take part in military service or its community service equivalent. Abitur students should theoretically be more interested in avoiding military or community service, because their relatively high level of qualifications increases the chance of gaining

07.05.2002
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Arbeitsmarktpolitik: Regionale Besonderheiten berücksichtigen

Results of international workshop held by DIW Berlin 11th-13th April 2002

07.05.2002
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Die Lage der Weltwirtschaft und der deutschen Wirtschaftim Frühjahr 2002

The world economy is currently at the beginning of an upswing. Output in the U.S. has started to recover even earlier than had been expected by the Institutes. In Western Europe, while the rise in production was still modest in the first months of the year, consumer confidence as well as business climate improved markedly. Also in the Asian NICs the cyclical bottom has been passed; Japan, by ...

23.04.2002
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Reform des EZB-Rates bei EU-Erweiterung. DIW Berlin plädiert für Anpassung der Entscheidungsstrukturen

A further possible ten countries could be EU members by 2004. The EU accession countries will automatically become members of the Eurozone a few years after this, if they comply with the criteria stipulated in the Maastricht Treaty. In its current weekly report 15/2001, the DIW Berlin points out that if the European Central Bank (ECB) were to keep its present decision-making structure, it would in

10.04.2002
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Rohölpreise: Zwischen Konjunkturhoffnungen und Kriegsängsten. DIW Berlin: 20 bis 25 US-Dollar je Barrel bei Beruhigung ...

Signs of a nascent economic recovery in the USA and in Europe, the increasing willingness of the OPEC-countries to stick to the quota, and speculations on a possible US military intervention in Iraq, which would consequently result in a restricted oil supply, have led to an unexpected drastic rise in prices for crude oil in the first quarter of 2002. Prices for crude oil had already topped 27 US .

10.04.2002
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Japan: Wege aus der Krise. DIW Berlin stellt Vierteljahresheft zu Japan vor

Japan's overwhelming success story came to an abrupt end when the bubble burst in the 1980s. The Japanese economy has since found itself in a permanent crisis. Its economic situation has been characterised by deflation. Despite all political attempts, domestic demand has not recovered. In its latest volume of the Quarterly Journal of Economic Research Japan: How to overcome the Difficult ...

03.04.2002
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Großbritannien könnte Währungsunion beitreten. DIW Berlin: Pfund müsste dafür deutlich abgewertet werden

From an economic point of view, Great Britain's accession to the European Monetary Union is neither a great risk for the country itself nor for the current members of EMU. This conclusion was reached by the DIW Berlin in its current weekly report 13/2002 - 14/2002. However, the most difficult problem would be to fix an adequate exchange rate for the pound, which was neither a burden to Great .

27.03.2002
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Geldpolitik der EZB: Expansionskurs beibehalten

After the European Central Bank (ECB) only reluctantly reacted to the synchronous world-wide economic downturn, a further reduction in interest rates has become even more unlikely against the backdrop of the beginnings of an economic upturn in the Eurozone. Financial markets even expect an increase in interest rates. In its current weekly report 12/2002, the DIW Berlin warns against the repetition

20.03.2002
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Argentinien: Freigabe des Pesos keine dauerhafte Lösung. DIW Berlin empfiehlt Wechselkurssystem mit Bandbreiten

By allowing the peso to float freely at the beginning of this year, Argentina fundamentally changed its monetary policy. For the previous eleven years, the peso had been pegged to the US-Dollar by a currency board. In its current weekly report 12/2002, the DIW Berlin warns against this strategy. It also does not consider the free floatation of the peso to be a workable solution. The DIW instead ..

20.03.2002
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Berlin muss Konsolidierungspolitik fortsetzen. DIW Berlin zur wirtschaftlichen Zukunft Berlins

Berlin has no other alternative but to continue its strict policy of consolidation. Despite the fact that cost-cutting measures greatly curb regional economic trends, the DIW Berlin advises strict compliance with these measures in its current weekly report 10/2002. However, no further cuts should be made in the budgets for education, science and culture, as these sectors have a promising future ..

05.03.2002
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Euroframe: Prospects for the European Economies 2001/2002

The World Environment· The September 11th attacks on the United States and the consequent combat against international terrorism have clouded the short-term outlook for the world economy. · World economic growth had already slowed considerably from the final quarter of last year. Monetary tightening in reaction to persistent high growth rates in the US was partly responsible. · A further deepening

12.11.2001
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Terrorist Attacks Reinforce Cyclical Downswing - Recovery not Before Next Year

The economies of the United States and of the rest of the world were hit by the attacks of 11 September during a phase of pronounced cyclical weakness. Pro-vided there are no additional massive terrorist attacks, there is no extension of the conflict, and there is no reduction of petroleum supplies, a world-wide re-covery that also gives new impetus to world trade may be expected from the first ..

23.10.2001
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Rohölpreise beruhigt, aber Unsicherheit bleibt. DIW Berlin erwartet Preise im OPEC-Zielkorridor

Prices for crude oil will probably soon again be levelling out between 22 to 28 dollars per barrel, a price span that is also favoured by the OPEC. However, prices are expected to level off at the upper edge of the span. In its current weekly report 39/2001 the DIW Berlin points out that such a price level may be too high in view of the current situation of the global economy. It is, therefore, ..

26.09.2001
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EU-Osterweiterung finanzierbar -Reformdruck wächst. DIW Berlin stellt EU-Haushaltsszenarien 2007 und 2013 vor

The planned enlargement of the EU to include the twelve candidate countries can be financed without any problems: this is the conclusion that the DIW Berlin reaches in its current Wochenbericht 36/2001. Nevertheless, the Institute calls upon current EU members to begin now with the reform of structural and agricultural policy in the run-up to enlargement. Such reforms are long overdue and would be

05.09.2001
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Wohnsituation von Ausländern. DIW Berlin: Trotz Verbesserung immer noch großer Abstand zu deutschen Haushalten

Housing conditions for foreigners have clearly improved since the end of 1985 in West-Germany. At that time about 15% of foreign households had no bathroom. This number fell to 2% in 1998. In addition to that the number of households without central heating fell to 16% which is a cut by half. Each foreigner has about 31 square meters at his disposal, three square meters more than in 1985.

25.07.2001
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Forschungs- und Innovationssysteme in Europa.DIW Berlin zur Rolle von privaten und öffentlichen Forschungseinrichtungen

Innovation depends on cooperation between different institutes and the business sector. Division of labour between subsidised institutes on the one hand, which are more heavily engaged in pure research, and private service industries on the other which are more focussed on rendering production-related consultancy and implementing services is a precondition for achieving a higher level of ...

25.07.2001
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