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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

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
Diskussionspapiere 1212 / 2012

Internet Offer Prices for Flats and Their Determinants: A Cross Section of Large European Cities

In this paper, we construct a data set of Internet offer prices for flats in 48 large European cities from 24 countries. The data are collected in January - April 2012 from 33 websites, where the advertisements of flats for sale are placed. Using these data we investigate the determinants of the flat prices. Four factors are found to be relevant for the flats' price level: income per capita, population ...

2012| Konstantin A. Kholodilin
Diskussionspapiere 1207 / 2012

Forecasting the Prices and Rents for Flats in Large German Cities

In this paper, we make multi-step forecasts of the monthly growth rates of the prices and rents for flats in 26 largest German cities. Given the small time dimension, the forecasts are done in a panel-data format. In addition, we use panel models that account for spatial dependence between the growth rates of housing prices and rents. Using a quasi out-of-sample forecasting exercise, we find that both ...

2012| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Andreas Mense
Diskussionspapiere 1191 / 2012

Internet-Based Hedonic Indices of Rents and Prices for Flats: Example of Berlin

In this paper, we suggest to estimate the home rents and prices in German regions/cities using the data from Internet ads offering the housing for rent and sale. Given the richness of information contained in the ads, we are able to construct the quality-adjusted rent and price indices using the hedonic approach. The results can be applied both for investigating the dynamics of rents/prices and for ...

2012| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Andreas Mense
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 1142 / 2011

An Early Warning System to Predict the House Price Bubbles

In this paper, we construct the country-specific chronologies of the house price bubbles for 12 OECD countries over the period 1969:Q1- 2010:Q2. These chronologies are obtained using a combination of a fundamental and a filter approaches. The resulting speculative bubble chronology is the one that provides the highest concordance between these two techniques. In addition, we suggest an early warning ...

2011| Christian Dreger, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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

Is there a Bubble in the Chinese Housing Market?

Frankfurt / Oder: Europa-Univers. Viadrina, 2010, 25 S.
(Discussion Paper / European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics ; 290)
| Christian Dreger, Yanqun Zhang
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