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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Power Sector Effects of Green Hydrogen Production in Germany

    The use of green hydrogen can support the decarbonization of sectors which are difficult to electrify, such as industry or heavy transport. Yet, the wider power sector effects of providing green hydrogen are not well understood so far. We use an open-source electricity sector model to investigate potential power sector interactions of three alternative supply chains for green hydrogen in Germany in ...

    In: Energy Policy 182 (2023), 113738, 15 S. | Dana Kirchem, Wolf-Peter Schill
  • Research Project

    Indikatorensystem zur technologischen Leistungsfähigkeit Deutschlands

    Current Project| Firms and Markets
  • Infographic

    Industrial electricity prices in Germany have risen sharply

    20.09.2023
  • 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 2045 / 2023

    Agglomeration or Market Access? The Defining Factors of Firms' Location Choice

    As research indicates a gap between complex scientific measures of accessibility and simpler proxies used by firms, this paper analyses the impact of several market access indicators on the location decision of firms. It compares the role of inter- and intra-industry agglomeration as proxies of access with a newly developed gravity-based indicator incorporating transport distances and industry relations. ...

    2023| Dennis Gaus, Georg Hirte
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Entrepreneurship, Management, and Cognitive Reflection: A Preregistered Replication Study With Extensions

    Intuition is a central element of entrepreneurial decision-making. We conceptually replicate a published study by using new representative data from 1961 adults and the widely used Cognitive Reflection Test, which assesses the ability to avoid intuitive decisions and to switch to an analytical process. We extend the analysis by exploring occupational sorting versus environmental influence as mechanisms, ...

    In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-11-20] | Frank Fossen, Levent Neyse
  • 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

    Bridges over Troubled Waters: Climate Clubs, Alliances, and Partnerships as Safeguards for Effective International Cooperation?

    Driven by the motivation to raise the ambition level of climate action and to foster the transformation of economies, current climate policy discourse revolves around ways to improve cooperation between industrialized countries and emerging economies. We identify three broad types of initiatives—multilateral-cross sectoral, multilateral, sector specific, and climate and development partnerships—and ...

    In: International Environmental Agreements (2024), im Ersch. [online first.: 2024-05-07] | Heiner von Luepke, Karsten Neuhoff, Catherine Marchewitz
  • 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 2082 / 2024

    Revisiting Investment Costs for Green Steel: Capital Expenditures, Firm Level Impacts, and Policy Implications

    The transition of the steel sector to carbon neutrality requires significant investment. In this study, we aim to better understand the scale of investment required for a transition to hydrogen-based steelmaking and the ability of listed steelmakers to finance this investment. First, we analyze how capital expenditures are estimated in the academic literature and compare them with reported investment ...

    2024| Alexandra Hüttel, Judith Lehner
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