DIW Weekly Report

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Increasing EU CO2 reduction target to 60 percent by 2030 possible and economically desirable

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Housing market regulation has contributed to the worldwide triumph of home ownership

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The DIW Weekly Report is an online publication from DIW Berlin. Every week selected articles of the Wochenbericht are published online in English.

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DIW Weekly Report 40/41 / 2019

A New Climate for Europe: 2030 Climate Targets Must Be More Ambitious

Amidst other national and global climate protection initiatives, the new EU Commission under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen is facing the challenge of concretely following through on previous announcements regarding an ambitious climate ...

2019| Pao-Yu Oei, Karlo Hainsch, Konstantin Löffler, Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
DIW Weekly Report 40/41 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 39 / 2019

Monetary Policy Can Have Heterogeneous Effects on the Investment Behavior of Women and Men

The ultra-loose monetary policy of recent years has raised concerns that the low interest rate environment may overly benefit households with specific demographic and financial characteristics. In this context, monetary policy can be a potential ...

2019| Caterina Forti Grazzini, Chi Hyun Kim
DIW Weekly Report 39 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2019

Housing Market Regulation Has Contributed to the Worldwide Triumph of Home Ownership

The present report presents new historical data based on country comparisons and research results regarding rent control and its long-term effect on the home ownership rate in 27 countries. Policy measures of rent control, protection against eviction

2019| Konstantin Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl
DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2019

Gender Quotas in a European Comparison: Tough Sanctions Most Effective

Women remain significantly underrepresented in the top decision-making bodies in the private sector. Over the past few years, increasingly more European countries have introduced statutory gender quotas to combat this underrepresentation. Other ...

2019| Paula Arndt, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2019

German Economy: A Recession Is Not Automatically a Crisis: DIW Economic Outlook

The slowdown in the global economy and the uncertainties caused by Brexit have affected the export-oriented German economy, which is expected to grow by only 0.5 percent this year. However, the German economy has not slid into a crisis due to marked

2019| Claus Michelsen, Marius Clemens, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin Kholodilin, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2019

The Global Economy and the Euro Area: Uncertainty Weighing on World Trade and Industry: DIW Economic Outlook

The ongoing trade conflicts initiated by the US and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit are negatively affecting the global economy. Global trade and investment activity, and thus in many places industrial output, are the areas most impacted. ...

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2019

Growth Program Needed as the Foundation of the German Economy Crumbles: Editorial

2019| Claus Michelsen, Guido Baldi, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 35/36 / 2019

Research and Development Abroad: German Companies Focus on Strengths Similar to Those at Home

More than one in four patents that major German companies apply for is based on inventions from their research laboratories abroad. In three quarters of the cases, the companies have focused on technologies in which they are very strong at home. ...

2019| Heike Belitz, Anna Lejpras, Maximilian Priem
DIW Weekly Report 35/36 / 2019

Heat Monitor 2018: Rising Heating Energy Demand, Thermal Retrofit Rate Must Increase

Residential heating accounts for almost one-fifth of Germany’s final energy consumption. This report evaluates an extensive database of heating bills for buildings with two or more apartments, representing more than two-thirds of the total housing

2019| Puja Singhal, Jan Stede
DIW Weekly Report 35/36 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2019

At Opposite Poles: How the Success of the Green Party and AfD Reflects the Geographical and Social Cleavages in Germany

German voters in the 2019 European election showed remarkable regional differences in their voting behavior. The Green Party surged in West German districts, while the AfD further consolidated its successes in East Germany. Investigating structural .

2019| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 33 / 2019

Productivity Growth in Decline despite Increasing Workforce Qualifications

After developing at an increasingly slower pace over the decades, labor productivity in Germany has recently stagnated. This is in contrast to the development of the workforce’s qualifications, which have been growing steadily due to rapid ...

2019| Karl Brenke
DIW Weekly Report 33 / 2019

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DIW Weekly Report 32 / 2019

High Risk of a Housing Bubble in Germany and Most OECD Countries

Housing prices in many countries have increased significantly over the past years, fueling a fear that speculative price bubbles will return. However, it can be difficult for policymakers to recognize when regulatory interventions in the market are .

2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
DIW Weekly Report 32 / 2019

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