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  • DIW Wochenbericht 44 / 2009

    Wie effizient werden die Forschungsausgaben im internationalen Vergleich eingesetzt?

    Die Lissabon-Agenda sieht eine Steigerung der Ausgaben für Forschung und Entwicklung bis zum Jahr 2010 auf drei Prozent des Bruttoinlandsprodukts vor. Europa will damit zu einem der wettbewerbsfähigsten und dynamischsten Wirtschaftsräume werden. Wesentlich für die Zukunftsfähigkeit eines Landes sollte allerdings nicht nur der Mitteleinsatz sein, sondern insbesondere seine Umsetzung in innovative Ideen ...

    2009| Astrid Cullmann, Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke, Petra Zloczysti
  • DIW Wochenbericht 44 / 2009

    Innovationsindikator 2009: Deutschland hat Aufholbedarf

    Das DIW Berlin hat in diesem Jahr zum fünften Mal im Auftrag der Deutschen Telekom Stiftung und des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) einen Gesamtindikator für die Innovationsfähigkeit Deutschlands im internationalen Vergleich ermittelt. Dabei wird die Fähigkeit eines Landes, neues Wissen zu schaffen und in neue marktfähige Produkte und Dienstleistungen (Innovationen) umzusetzen, mit einem ...

    2009| Heike Belitz, Marius Clemens, Astrid Cullmann, Christian von Hirschhausen, Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke, Doreen Triebe, Petra Zloczysti
  • DIW Wochenbericht 10 / 2009

    Fallende Preise in der Wasserwirtschaft: Hessen auf dem Vormarsch

    Der deutschen Wasserwirtschaft könnte in naher Zukunft ein grundlegender Wandel ihrer Geschäftspraktiken bevorstehen. Durch die jüngeren Kartellverfahren gegen kommunale Wasserunternehmen in Hessen ist ein neues Kapitel im deutschen Wassersektor aufgeschlagen worden. In Verfahren gegen Wetzlar, Frankfurt und Kassel erwirkte die Kartellbehörde bereits drastische Preissenkungen um bis zu 30 Prozent. ...

    2009| Christian von Hirschhausen, Astrid Cullmann, Matthias Walter, Michael Zschille
  • DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2022

    Water Resources in Germany: Increasingly Polluted and Regionally Overused

    The effects of the climate crisis are worsening water shortages, not only in the Global South but also in Europe, for example in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Due to inadequate pricing of surface and groundwater abstraction and a lack of regulatory instruments, water overuse is occurring in some regions of Germany. Overuse is especially an issue for industry, which has contractually secured high volumes ...

    2022| Astrid Cullmann, Greta Sundermann, Nicole Wägner, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
  • DIW Weekly Report 8/9 / 2020

    Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater Long Exceeding Trigger Value: Fertilization Practices Require More Transparency and Oversight

    For many years now, nitrate concentrations have exceeded the trigger value of 50 milligrams per liter at nearly one-fifth of the groundwater sampling sites in Germany. Apart from impairing the ecosystem by, for example, causing eutrophication of water bodies, nitrate-polluted drinking water also damages human health; it is suspected to cause cancer. Econometric calculations using current data confirm ...

    2020| Greta Sundermann, Nicole Wägner, Astrid Cullmann, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
  • Weekly Report 3 / 2010

    Innovation Indicator 2009: Germany Has Still Some Catching up to Do

    On behalf of the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (Deutsche Telekom Foundation) and the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrien (Federation of German Industries) DIW Berlin has investigated Germany's innovative capacity for the fifth time in an international comparison. The survey evaluates the ability of countries to create and transform knowledge into marketable products and services (i.e., innovations) ...

    2010| Heike Belitz, Marius Clemens, Astrid Cullmann, Christian von Hirschhausen, Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke, Doreen Triebe, Petra Zloczysti
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 20 / 2016

    Private Utilities Are No More Efficient Than Public Utilities: Six Questions to Astrid Cullmann

    2016
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 20 / 2016

    No Differences in Efficiency Between Public and Private Utilities

    The increase in municipal economic activity in the utilities sector frequently comes under scrutiny. It is presumed that public utilities have less incentive to provide efficient service than private companies. This could result in excessive costs and prices for end users. New microdata on German energy supply companies allow to conduct an empirical analysis for the whole of Germany for the first time. ...

    2016| Astrid Cullmann, Maria Nieswand, Stefan Seifert, Caroline Stiel
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 20 / 2016

    A (Re)Municipalization Trend among Energy Utilities: Truth or Myth?

    In the 1990s, a number of municipalities started privatizing their energy utilities; in recent years, there has been an intensive debate about whether a paradigm shift has taken place since then. Cities and municipalities have considered putting the energy, water, gas and heat supply back into the hands of public companies; Berlin and Hamburg are two prominent examples. But is there really an overarching ...

    2016| Astrid Cullmann, Maria Nieswand, Stefan Seifert, Caroline Stiel
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 42/43 / 2015

    No Decline in Investment in Public-Sector Energy and Water Supply

    A considerable share of public investment comes not only from public budgets but also from public utility companies. One major area of investment is energy and water supply, where the utility companies have substantial fixed assets in the form of distribution infrastructure. Using new microdata which has not been analyzed before, the present report shows that—unlike with the core public budgets—public ...

    2015| Astrid Cullmann, Maria Nieswand, Caroline Stiel
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