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Our figure of the month 05/2019: Living in Bavaria becomes more expensive

In Germany, average earners have to spend a constantly rising share of their income on the dream of a detached house as a family home. Although the positive situation on the German labour market is leading to a steady rise in wages, the…

GWS at the conference "Transport Economics and Policy"

On May 23rd and 24th 2019, the sixth conference "Transport Economics and Politics" will take place at the TU Berlin. Lisa Becker will participate with a contribution on the topic "Cost structure of the fuel market as an argument for…

GWS at workshop on sustainability assessment of energy systems

On May 16th 2019, a workshop on "Integrated sustainability assessment and optimization of energy systems" of the InNOSys project will be organized with the participation of GWS. The workshop will take place at the Karlsruhe Institute of…

Project on macroeconomic effects and distributive aspects of the energy transition completed

The findings of this study provide an important basis for an assessment of the energy transition in terms of economic policy.
Results are published by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy: www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/EN/Artikel/Ene…

Our figure of the month 05/2019: The triangularity of world export flows

The dominance of advanced economies persists

Since the Second World War, world trade has continued to grow, encouraged by the reduction of trade barriers, for example within the framework of GATT/WTO, the integration of Europe or due to…

Our figure of the month 04/2019: Rapid increase in the need for long-term care in Germany

The current figures for the nursing care statistics show more than 3.4 million people in need of nursing care in Germany in 2017, which represents a significant increase over previous years. Persons who receive benefits from the social…

Reform and harmonisation of business exemptions in the energy sector

In the energy sector, companies benefit from numerous exemptions - such as energy and electricity tax, grid fees, the EEG levy or emissions trading. However, the current regulations are unsystematic and in some cases also favour companies…

Our figure of the month 03/2019: Export flows between Germany and Africa in imbalance

Interest in Africa increased in 2018 not only in Germany. Other countries such as Great Britain and China also became more involved in the region. There are many reasons why Europe and China are interested in Africa: creating new sales…

Our figure of the month 02/2019: Young farm managers wanted! Where the succession questions are most urgent

The structural change in agriculture is aggravated by the lack of succession. With approx. two out of three farms the question of succession was not yet regulated, so that in the meantime portals like www.hofsuchtbauer.de offer mediation…

Second general assembly of the SOCLIMPACT project

The second general assembly of the SOCLIMPACT project (www.soclimpact.org) took place 14 to 18 January 2019 on the Greek island of Crete. Next to status reports for all work packages and the establishments first physical meetings of the…

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