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Abolishing the final withholding tax leads to tax revenue losses and barely burdens high-income groups

Small revenue and distribution effects – Overall, slight tax revenue losses due to a period of low interest rates – Raising the final withholding tax rate to over 25 percent would result in moderate additional revenue Abolishing the ...

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Youth in Europe have major labor market problems despite lower unemployment

The youth unemployment is still much higher than the unemployment of those aged 25 years and older – Decrease in unemployment primarily due to a drop in the number of young people and the greater number remaining in education – Political ...

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DIW Economic Barometer October 2017: the German economy’s golden autumn

The German economy’s strong upswing continues. At 112 points, the Economic Barometer published by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) continues to signal GDP growth that is well above average: 0.7 percent in the third ...

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Joint Economic Forecast Autumn 2017: Upturn Remains Robust - Amid Mounting Tensions

Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), ifo Institute, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), RWI - Leibniz Institute for ...

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Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2017: Upturn in Germany strengthens in spite of global economic risks

Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), ifo Institute, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), RWI - Leibniz Institute for ...

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Chinese investment strategy in Europe differs according to region

Technology transfer primary motive behind Chinese OFDI in Western Europe; access to EU internal market motivates OFDI in Central and Eastern Europe; factors influencing investment decisions differ based on type of investment China’s investment ...

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World Happiness Day: SOEP data show that life satisfaction of Eastern Germans is catching up

People across Germany are happier today than at any other point since German reunification According to a new analysis of data from the nationally representative, long-term Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, people in both West and East Germany have ...

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The austerity policy was counterproductive in Spain, Portugal, and Italy

DIW study showed: To some extent, drastic savings measures neutralized the effects of structural reform. The countries affected relapsed into recession without having improved their financial picture – a balanced policy mixture would have been ...

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Despite political uncertainty, German economy continues to expand – even as employment growth slows down

German economy’s growth rate will drop next year, primarily due to calendar effects – labor market expansion losing some momentum – numerous risks for the global economy According to a new forecast by the German Institute for ...

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Lack of equal rights regarding financial decisions contributes to women’s lower level of financial literacy

DIW Berlin examined the causes for the gender gap in financial literacy in several countries – Cultural factors play a key role in addition to income, education, and experience – Better financial literacy would mean more financial ...

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Private R&D not necessarily drawn to areas with high public R&D

Germany’s research and development concentrated in urban areas – public research undergoing dynamic development According to a new study conducted by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), spatial proximity to ...

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People in Germany still more than willing to show solidarity with EU countries in crisis

A study by DIW Berlin shows that almost half the adult population of Germany believes helping EU countries in crisis is the right course of action—around 30 percent oppose it—cuts in welfare spending in the crisis countries are also ...

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Joint economic forecast: German economy on track – economic policy needs to be realigned

Thanks to a stable job market and solid consumption, the German economy is experiencing a moderate upswing. The GDP is expected to increase by 1.9 percent this year, 1.4 percent in 2017, and 1.6 percent in 2018, according to the Gemeinschaftsdiagnose ...

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Likelihood of holding a senior management position: gender gap largest in financial sector

Availability for full-time work still a prerequisite for climbing the career ladder in all sectors Overall, women in Germany have considerably lower odds of holding a senior management position than men, particularly in the financial sector. These ...

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German economy temporarily losing momentum

DIW Berlin short-term economic forecast: German GDP will increase by 1.9 percent in 2016, 1.0 percent in 2017, and 1.6 percent in 2018 – Brexit decision temporarily hindering growth – unemployment continues to fall, but wage increases are ...

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Study on past refugees helps develop possible solutions for future integration

Social scientists and economists at DIW Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin researched the integration of refugees who arrived in Germany between 1990 and 2010 – survey data indicate difficult starting conditions with employment and language ...

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The Brexit vote impact: What does the uncertainty mean for the economy?

DIW Berlin study shows that Brexit vote-related uncertainty will do considerable damage to the European and German economies in a way that will be noticeable even two years from now – since the German economy is primarily affected by sinking ...

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Brexit decision could cost the German economy 0.3 percentage points of growth in 2017

Brexit putting a strain on trade and dampening investment across the globe – German economy likely to be affected – uncertainty about exports – investment will be restrained, and both income and consumption will lose momentum Due ...

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The Berlin economy and labor market: can the city transform from startup hotbed to burgeoning metropolis?

DIW Berlin’s experts identified the city’s untapped potential and formed recommendations based on a comprehensive study of its labor market, startup culture, and public investment patterns. The result: good potential, but productivity is ...

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Brexit decision is likely to reduce growth in the short term

According to the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the uncertainty introduced by the results of the Brexit referendum could noticeably negatively impact on the German economy, resulting in a growth number for next year ...

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