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SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Wrangling and working with 3D-Building Models

The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) provides 3D-Building models for Germany. The data come in a City-GML (geographical markup language) format, locating every building throughout Germany and providing information such as its ground plan, height, and the building’s purpose. I will provide an overview on the data, its coverage and limitations, as they are available for

11.03.2020| Hans Walter Steinhauer
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Welche Fakten braucht die Gesellschaft eigentlich?

Sind Daten das neue Gold? Man hat den Eindruck, dass wir alle technischen Finessen ausloten, um an das wertvolle Gut heranzukommen. Was auch immer mit dem Begriff „Daten“ assoziiert wird, scheint diesem Vorhaben Glanz zu verleihen. Entscheidungen, Politik, Management und vieles mehr sollten jetzt „datengesteuert“ sein. Big Data, Machine Learning, Algorithmen und kü

04.03.2020| Walter J. Radermacher, former Director General of Eurostat and President of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Energy Outlooks Compared: Global and Regional Insights

We compare prominent global energy scenarios of organizations and companies. We supplement the analysis with four own scenarios, which were derived from structured analytic techniques in combination with a numerical global energy and resource market model (Multimod). Our paper provides three central contributions: (i) a compact survey of selected outlooks with meta characteristics (conceptual

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 9 (2020), 1, S. 21-42 | Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz, Hashem al-Kuhlani
Diskussionspapiere 1856 / 2020

Technology Policy and Market Structure: Evidence from the Power Sector

We show how policies to trigger clean technologies change price competition and market structure. We present evidence from electricity markets, where regulators have implemented different policies to subsidize clean energy. Building on a multi-unit auction model, we show that currently applied subsidy designs either foster or attenuate competition. Fixed, price-independent output subsidies decrease

2020| Moritz Bohland, Sebastian Schwenen
Weekly Report

Italy Must Foster High Growth Industries

by Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Anselm Mattes and Malte Rieth Italy has yet to recover from the economic consequences of the financial and sovereign debt crisis that began more than a decade ago. In addition to losing 1.4 million jobs across the manufacturing and construction sectors, new industries driving growth across the EU, such as knowledge-intensive services

27.02.2019| Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Malte Rieth
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Farmers to Entrepreneurs

10.01.2019| Salvatore die Falco
DIW Weekly Report 7/8/9 / 2019

Italy Must Foster High Growth Industries

Italy has yet to recover from the economic consequences of the financial and sovereign debt crisis that began more than a decade ago. In addition to losing 1.4 million jobs across the manufacturing and construction sectors, new industries driving growth across the EU, such as knowledge-intensive services, are instead stagnating in Italy. Previous structural reforms focused on deregulating the

2019| Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Anselm Mattes, Malte Rieth
DIW Weekly Report 31 / 2019

German Economy Needs to Invest More in Knowledge Capital

The efficiency of the German economy is powered by its knowledge-intensive industrial and services sectors. Yet the use of knowledge capital to drive innovation and productivity in Germany is rather low compared to other European countries and the United States. Germany is clearly lagging behind, especially in the services sector. The same applies to the industrial sector, where German businesses

2019| Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2019

Competitiveness and Convergence: Trade, Merger Control, Industry, and Innovation: Reports

2019| Tomaso Duso, Martin Gornig, Alexander S. Kritikos, Malte Rieth, Axel Werwatz
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3 / 2019

Financial Constraints of Firms with Environmental Innovation

Anhand des Mannheimer Innovationspanels untersuchen wir, ob Umweltinnovatoren (Environmental Innovator Firms, EIFs) einen höheren Finanzbedarf haben und finanziell stärker eingeschränkt sind als Nicht-Umweltinnovatoren (Non-Environmental Innovator Firms, OIFs). Unser empirischer Befund besagt, dass Firmen, die Umwelttechnologien einsetzen mit größerer Wahrscheinlichkeit einen latenten Finanzbedarf

2019| Febi Jensen, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
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