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Drivers of Thermal Retrofit Decisions: A Survey of German Single- and Two-Family Houses

The German government is committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050. This requires increasing the rate of thermal retrofits from the current 0.8% to 2.0% per year. To explore how new and existing policies and programs could deliver the increased retrofit rate, this paper examines the thermal efficiency retrofit decision-making process among owners of single- and two-family ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 14 S.
(CPI Report)
| Aleksandra Novikova, Ferdinand Vieider, Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke

Thermal Efficiency Retrofit of Residential Buildings: The German Experience

The German government has committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050. Achieving this reduction will require foremost efficiency improvements, with a first milestone of a 20% reduction in heat demand levels by 2020. Given that about 80% of today's building stock will remain in place beyond 2050,thermal retrofit of this existing building stock is essential (Figure 1). ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 13 S.
(CPI Report)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke, Aleksandra Novikova, Kateryna Stelmakh

Meeting Energy Concept Targets for Residential Retrofits in Germany: Economic Viability, Financial Support, and Energy Savings

In the 2010 Energy Concept, the German government committed to reducing the primary energy requirement of buildings by 80% by 2050 and to increase the thermal retrofit rate from 0.8% to 2% per year. The 2% target is less than the 3%1 rate at which outer walls are currently being renovated each year, so it is achievable even if the government only targets buildings that are already planning a renovation. ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 11 S.
(CPI Brief)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke, Kateryna Stelmakh, Anja Rosenberg, Aleksandra Novikova

Using Tax Incentives to Support Thermal Retrofits in Germany

The German government has committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050 and to attaining a thermal retrofit rate of 2%. Achieving both goals will require deep thermal retrofits across the existing building stock. To meet this challenge, the government is exploring what role tax support options could play in encouraging thermal retrofits and ensuring that they deliver the ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 7 S.
(CPI Report)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke, Aleksandra Novikova, Kateryna Stelmakh, Jeff Deason, Andrew Hobbs
SOEPpapers 413 / 2011

Testing the 'Residential Rootedness': Hypothesis of Self-Employment for Germany and the UK

Based on the notion that entrepreneurship is a 'local event' , the literature argues that selfemployed workers and entrepreneurs are 'rooted' in place. This paper tests the 'residential rootedness'-hypothesis of self-employment by examining for Germany and the UK whether the self-employed are less likely to move or migrate than employees. Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-economic Panel ...

2011| Darja Reuschke, Maarten Van Ham
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Liquidity and Asset Prices: How Strong Are the Linkages?

The appropriate design of monetary policy in integrated financial markets is one of the most challenging areas for central banks. One hot topic is whether the increase in liquidity has contributed to the formation of price bubbles in asset markets in the years preceding the financial crisis. If linkages are strong, the inclusion of asset prices in the monetary policy rule may limit speculative runs ...

In: Review of Economics & Finance (2011), 1, S. 43-52 | Christian Dreger, Jürgen Wolters
DIW Economic Bulletin 4 / 2011

Speculative Bubble on Housing Markets: Elements of an Early Warning System

Excessive speculation on asset markets can cause significant macroeconomic losses in terms of production and employment. Such developments should be detected as early and as reliably as possible in order to enable corrective action through adequate economic policy measures. This is the goal of the early warning system, which was developed by DIW Berlin on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance for ...

2011| Christian Dreger, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
Diskussionspapiere 1111 / 2011

Building the Minimum Wage: Germany's First Sectoral Minimum Wage and Its Impact on Wages in the Construction Industry

The very first minimum wage in Germany was introduced in 1997 for blue-collar workers in sub-sectors of the construction industry. In the setting of a natural experiment blue-collar workers in neighboring 4-digit-industries and white-collar workers are used as control groups for differences-in-differences-in-differences estimation based on linked employer-employee data. Estimation results reveal a ...

2011| Pia Rattenhuber
Weekly Report 6 / 2010

Building Sector: Stimulus Packages Make an Impact

The sharp slump of the German economy has left its mark on the building sector. Commercial construction has been especially affected by the significant decline in companies' propensity to invest - triggered by the macroeconomic downturn. However, due to the stable development of real wages and the overall labour market as well as targeted supporting programmes, the recession has more or less bypassed ...

2010| Martin Gornig, Sebastian Weber
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