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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
DIW Weekly Report 22/23/24 / 2019

German Economy Performing Well Despite Odds; Time to Rethink Debt Rules: Editorial

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Martin Bruns, 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 16/17/18 / 2019

A Stable and Social Europe: Fiscal Rules, a Stabilization Fund, Insolvency Rules, Gender Quota, Gender Pension Gaps, and Education: Reports

2019| Franziska Bremus, Marius Clemens, Marcel Fratzscher, Anna Hammerschmid, Tatsiana Kliatskova, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Claus Michelsen, Carla Rowold, Felix Weinhardt, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2019

Europe Must Focus on Its Strengths: Editorial

2019| Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander Kriwoluzky
DIW Weekly Report 15 / 2019

In Germany, Younger, Better Educated Persons, and Lower Income Groups Are More Likely to Be in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income

Representative survey results have shown a stable approval rate for implementing unconditional basic income of between 45 and 52 percent in Germany since 2016/17. In European comparison, this approval rate is low. Younger, better educated persons, and those at risk of poverty support the concept of unconditional basic income in Germany. But these demographics are not the only factors that correlate ...

2019| Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
DIW Weekly Report 11/12 / 2019

German Economy Growing despite Uncertainties and Risks; Global Economy Continuing to Cool Down: Editorial

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Martin Bruns, 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 50/51/52 / 2018

Germany’s Economic Boom Is Cooling Off: Editorial

2018| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Christian Breuer, Martin Bruns, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 41 / 2018

EU Commission Proposal for 2021–2027 Budget: Lost Opportunities

In May, the EU Commission presented its proposal for the EU budget for 2021 to 2027—a period of change for the EU. Not only will Great Britain’s exit from the Union leave a significant hole in the budget, but at the same time the budget must cover a vast range of additional requirements. Current international policy developments are already demanding the EU acting as a community, and the European project ...

2018| Kristina van Deuverden
DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2018

Weather Index Insurance Can Help Households Recover from Extreme Weather Events

Weather index insurance is considered a promising international climate policy instrument that can help households adapt better to climate change. This is especially true in developing countries where households often suffer severely from the consequences of extreme weather events. This report is one of the first to evaluate the impact of a globally recognized index insurance, Mongolia’s Index-Based ...

2018| Kati Kraehnert, Veronika Bertram-Huemmer
DIW Weekly Report 40 / 2018

Extreme Weather Events Drastically Reduce School Completion by Mongolian Children

As climate change progresses, extreme weather events are occurring more often, with developing countries suffering the brunt. Using Mongolia as an example, this study examines how extremely cold and snowy winters—which lead to high livestock mortality and thus threaten the livelihood of many households—impact children’s school completion. The results, based on a representative household survey conducted ...

2018| Kati Kraehnert, Valeria Groppo
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