Economic and Social Affairs

Economic and Social Affairs

Our services cover the analysis and projections of macroeconomic data for decision-makers of public and private organisations. The projects of the division comprise the following Research Areas: Business Cycle, Economic Acitivities and International Trade, Labour Market, Health and Long-term Care and Demographic and Socioeconomic Development.

Our work is based on the macroeconomic modelling of empirical data from official statistics on a national as well as a regional level.

Energy and Climate

Energy and Climate

We work on a broad range of energy, climate and environmental economy and policy issues.

The spectrum of our activities encompasses applied basic research, development of scenarios and forecasts, analysis of policy measures and political and business consultancy.

Global Developments and Resources

Global Developments and Resources

At the heart of the department’s analytical work is the multi-regional input-output simulation model GINFORS model. The model permits wide-ranging ex ante as well as ex post simulation studies, particularly on globally-relevant topics in areas such as global developments and resource use. In the satellite accounts field, we also set up additional econometric data systems for specific interdisciplinary social fields, such as sport.

Our figure of the month 05/2022

Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes

After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since experienced a dynamic increase. As the figure shows, the forestry sector  ...

Our figure of the month

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