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  • Press Release

    German economy growing despite uncertainties and risks; global economy continuing to cool down

    According to DIW Berlin estimates, the German economy will continue its solid growth performance in 2019 and 2020. Overall, however, the economy is cooling noticeably and production capacity utilization is returning to normal. This is primarily due to the global economy weakening; it has been strained by China’s weakening economy, trade conflicts, and political uncertainties such as Brexit. The ...

  • Research Project

    Framework Contract for Workshops on Current Issues of Economic and Financial Policy

    Conceptual and technical preparation and execution of workshops on current topics in close coordination with thematically responsible staff of the BMF (up to 6 workshops per year)

    Completed Project| Forecasting and Economic Policy, Macroeconomics
  • DIW Weekly Report 31 / 2019

    Public Investment a Key Prerequisite for Private Sector Activity

    Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, in the euro area investment is still below the pre-crisis level. Public and private investment growth is so weak that capital per worker (capital intensity) has virtually remained constant. An increase in public investment activity could ultimately stimulate private investment. Estimates for the euro area show that an increase in public investment by one billion ...

    2019| Marius Clemens, Marius Goerge, Claus Michelsen
  • Press Release

    Joint economic forecast autumn 2018: Upturn loses momentum

    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 Economic Research

  • Press Release

    German economy continues to grow moderately but risks remain

    According to DIW Berlin estimations, the German economy will continue on its current growth path over the next three years. This confirms the forecast from early summer that economic output will grow at a more moderate pace than previously. DIW Berlin’s forecast indicates growth of 1.8 percent for 2018, 1.7 percent for 2019, and 1.8 percent for 2020. In contrast to the strong export performance ...

  • Weekly Report

    Signs of New Housing Bubble in Many OECD Countries – Lower Risk in Germany

    Ten years after the worldwide financial and economic crisis was triggered by the American real estate market, real estate prices are rising around the globe. Concerns about a new housing bubble are growing. The present report based on OECD data for 20 countries demonstrates that this concern is not unwarranted. In eight countries, including the United Kingdom and the USA, the evolution of real estate ...

    26.07.2018| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
  • Press Release

    The German economy is slowing down somewhat

    According to DIW Berlin estimates, the German economy should grow by 1.9 percent this year and 1.7 percent next year. The GDP growth forecast has thus decreased by 0.5 percentage points for this year and by 0.2 percentage points for the coming year compared to DIW Berlin’s March forecast. Essentially, this reflects the markedly increased uncertainty concerning the economic policy environment ...

  • Weekly Report

    The global economy and the euro area: Increased uncertainty is dampening growth

    The political conditions for growth are currently dominated by increased uncertainty; this is particularly weighing on investment activity and slowing down the global economy. DIW Berlin is lowering its forecast slightly for this year and the next to 4.1 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively. However, global expansion appears to remain intact. In developed economies, primarily the good labor market ...

    15.06.2018| Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth
  • Weekly Report

    German economy: Slowdown in sight

    Compared to last year, the German economy is weakening noticeably. Orders from abroad are decreasing and domestic companies are holding back on investments. However, capacity utilization remains high—also because the government will boost the incomes of private households next year. However, above all, incomes are rising noticeably due to the positive situation in the labor market: the unemployment ...

    15.06.2018| Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
  • Press Release

    DIW Economic Barometer April 2018: upswing continues at a slower pace

    The Economic Barometer of the German Insitute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) remains high but is signaling a weakening of the growth rate. It reached a score of 126 points in the first quarter and 121 points in the second quarter, well above the 100-point mark that stands for average growth.

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