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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 37 / 2020

Economic Outlook Better than Expected Despite Pandemic: Editorial

2020| Claus Michelsen, Marius Clemens, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Laura Pagenhardt, Sandra Pasch, Malte Rieth
DIW Weekly Report 24/25 / 2020

Germany Hit Hard by the Global Recession as Uncertainty Weighs Heavy: Editorial

2020| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Laura Pagenhardt, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 12 / 2020

German Economy in Recession: Bridging Pinch Points, Building Confidence, Boosting Demand: Editorial

2020| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 49/50 / 2019

Strengthen the Foundation of the German Economy: Editorial

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2019

A Comparison of Earnings Justice throughout Europe: Widespread Approval in Germany for Income Distribution According to Need and Equity

The present study compares the perceptions of fairness of national earned incomes between the populations of Germany and the rest of Europe based on recent data from the European Social Survey (ESS). The vast majority of European respondents consider very low gross earned incomes to be unjustly low. By contrast, very high incomes are less frequently considered too high in Germany than they are in the ...

2019| Jule Adriaans, Philipp Eisnecker, Stefan Liebig
DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2019

Growth Program Needed as the Foundation of the German Economy Crumbles: Editorial

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2019

At Opposite Poles: How the Success of the Green Party and AfD Reflects the Geographical and Social Cleavages in Germany

German voters in the 2019 European election showed remarkable regional differences in their voting behavior. The Green Party surged in West German districts, while the AfD further consolidated its successes in East Germany. Investigating structural differences at the district level reveals that the Green party is particularly popular in economically strong, demographically young, and dynamic districts ...

2019| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Weekly Report 33 / 2019

Productivity Growth in Decline despite Increasing Workforce Qualifications

After developing at an increasingly slower pace over the decades, labor productivity in Germany has recently stagnated. This is in contrast to the development of the workforce’s qualifications, which have been growing steadily due to rapid academicization. These phenomena can be found in other developed countries and are often attributed to sectoral change. Indeed, the shift of economic activity towards ...

2019| Karl Brenke
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