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  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Growing Clean? Directing Technological Change in Germany

    The emerging net zero paradigm requires economies to go green; and Europe’s ambition is to lead the way. This requires directing technological change toward cleaner growth, which intersects with green industrial policies in the form of green innovation subsidies. Leveraging a quasi-exhaustive novel dataset on German R&D subsidies, we provide rigorous evidence on whether green R&D subsidies...

    14.02.2024| Nils Handler, DIW Berlin
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Intangible Capital and Productivity Divergence

    Understanding the causes of the slowdown in aggregate productivity growth is key to maintaining the competitiveness of advanced economies and ensuring long-term economic prosperity. This paper provides evidence that investment in intangible capital, despite having a positive effect on productivity at the micro level, is a driver of the weak productivity performance at the aggregate level as it amplifies ...

    In: The Review of Income and Wealth (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-23] | Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    German Financial State Aid during Covid-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 36 (2024), 1/2, S. 76-97 | Irene Bertschek, Jörn Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
  • Infographic

    Industrial electricity prices in Germany have risen sharply

    20.09.2023
  • Other refereed essays

    Digitalisation and Modernity of Capital Stock in Europe

    In: Intereconomics 58 (2023), 5, S. 260-266 | Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
  • DIW Weekly Report 38/39 / 2023

    Broad Electricity Price Subsidies for Industry Are Not a Suitable Relief Instrument

    The sharp rise in electricity prices has led to a discussion on possible subsidies for companies in the form of an industrial power tariff. The subsidies should help companies remain internationally competitive and prevent them from relocating overseas. Although German electricity prices for (industrial) firms are around the European average due to many tax exemptions, they are significantly higher ...

    2023| Lea Bernhardt, Tomaso Duso, Robin Sogalla, Alexander Schiersch
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer 48 (2023), 4, S. 1161–1175 | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Other refereed essays

    The Impact of the Tax Reduction on Fuel Prices in Germany: A Synthetic Difference-in-Differences Approach

    We analyse the impact of the temporary tax reduction on diesel and gasoline prices from June to the end of August 2022 in Germany. By implementing a synthetic difference-in-differences approach with different baskets of European countries, we find a significant reduction in prices by 33.8–34.4 cents per litre for gasoline and 12.2–14.6 cents per litre for diesel. These results are robust to variations ...

    In: Review of Economics 74 (2023), 2, S. 141-160 | Lea Bernhardt, Xenia Breiderhoff, Ralf Dewenter
  • Diskussionspapiere 2043 / 2023

    Diversify or Not? – The Link between Global Sourcing of ICT Goods and Firm Performance

    Our paper contributes to the discussion about Europe’s digital sovereignty. We analyze the relationship between firm performance and the diversification of sourcing countries for imported ICT goods. The analysis is based on administrative data for 3888 German manufacturing firms that imported ICT goods in the years 2010 and 2014. We find that firms that diversify the sourcing of ICT goods across multiple ...

    2023| Alexander Schiersch, Irene Bertschek, Thomas Niebel
  • Other refereed essays

    Digitisation and Renaissance of the Manufacturing Industry in Major Cities: The Case of Berlin

    The rise of digitisation will cause a major upheaval in the manufacturing industries, bringing changes to traditional industrial location patterns as well. In order to understand the direction these structural changes are taking, this paper analyses the start-up activity in the industrial sector. The frontrunners are metropolitan regions and in particular major cities such as Berlin or Munich. Furthermore, ...

    In: Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal 16 (2023), 4, S. 385-395 | Martin Gornig
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