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  • DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2012

    We Need Clarity on Financing Conditions: Five Questions to Hendrik Hagedorn

    2012
  • Externe Monographien

    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
  • Externe Monographien

    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
  • Externe Monographien

    Map of Policies Supporting Thermal Efficiency in Germany's Residential Building Sector

    The Eurozone is still stuck in a downward spiral: high public and private debts weigh on potential growth; gloomy prospects for growth prevent the further reduction of these debts. A European plan to support growth should be a complement, and not a substitute, to the ongoing efforts to reduce public deficits. It should both encourage structural reforms and incentivize investments. In the short term, ...

    Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 20 S. | Hermann Amecke, Karsten Neuhoff
  • Externe Monographien

    Information Tools for Energy Demand Reduction in Existing Residential Buildings

    Conducting a building thermal efficiency retrofit (or further thermal retrofit) is a long and relatively complex decision-making process involving building owners, managers, residents/tenants, and construction industry professionals. A variety of information instruments exists to support participants at each stage of this process. This paper highlights the existing literature on information instruments ...

    Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 32 S.
    (CPI Report)
    | Aleksandra Novikova, Hermann Amecke, Karsten Neuhoff, Kateryna Stelmakh, Bernadett Kiss, Clemens Rohde, Elisa Dunkelberg, Julika Weiß, Kaisa Matschoss, Sarah Darby
  • Externe Monographien

    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
  • Externe Monographien

    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
  • Other refereed essays

    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
  • 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
  • SOEPpapers 368 / 2011

    How Far Do Children Move? Spatial Distances after Leaving the Parental Home

    Little is known about how far young adults move when they leave their parental home initially. We addressed this question using data from ten waves (2000 - 2009) of the German Socioeconomic Panel Study on spatial distances calculated by the geo-coordinates of residential moves (N = 1,425). Linear regression models predicted young adults· moving distance by factors at the individual, family, household, ...

    2011| Thomas Leopold, Ferdinand Geißler, Sebastian Pink
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