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GIZ-Projekt ‚Support to Effective Usage and Further Development of the Input-Output Model‘ successfully completed

During an on-site workshop in Ukraine, Excel tools based on an Ukrainian Input-Output-Table were jointly developed with the participants which allow for the analysis of policy measures such as investment programmes or wage increases. The…

Our figure of the month 01/2018: GWS expects economic growth to range between 1.75 and 2.00% in 2018

2017 is expected to end with a real growth rate of GDP of 2.2%, which is slightly higher than the GWS outlook of January 2017. The reason for this growth rate was mainly due to very dynamic domestic consumption expenditures – induced by…

Our figure of the month at New Year's Eve 2017: New Year’s Eve continues to get more expensive

Due to rising consumer prices for fish, cheese and sparkling wine, New Year’s Eve is about to become more expensive in 2017 than ever before. After an increase of 4.8% compared with the price level last year, the prices for carp, salmon…

Our figure of the month at Christmas 2017: Roast or biscuits – what's the favourite for X-mas?

Men and women prefer different kinds of food, as can be seen on the figure below. According to the national food monitor provided by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) based on a survey from 2014, men like…

Just Transition at the ILO

The International Labor Organization supports a network of institutions assessing green jobs (GAIN), which is currently chaired by GWS. The annual conference took place December 6 and 7 in Geneva. It was back to back with the Global Forum…

Green Energy in Iran

The project "Enabling Climate Change Mitigation through Capacity Building ? Green Energy Center of Iran" is funded by IKI, the international climate initiative of the German government. In a delegation trip to the project, an academic…

Our figure of the month 12/2017: Demand for environment-related professionals in Germany in 2016

The protection of the environment is an important economic factor in Germany. Therefore, there is a high demand for professionals with specific expertise in this area. However, the regional distribution of job advertisements for such…

Chile – its economy and copper dependency

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF FKZ: 01DN16030) and in close cooperation with the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile, the GWS explores Chilen’s economic vulnerability to copper mining. Discussion Paper…

Our figure of the month 11/2017: Regional distribution of ICT sections in 2016

The transition to an economy 4.0, which makes use of the prospects of digitisation, results in perceptible changes within the business cycle. Joint studies of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, the Federal Institute…

Our figure of the month 10/2017: Company demographics

Update 2017 with special analyses of selected business sectors and forecasts until 2020

The analysis of the change in the number of companies from 2006–2014 shows that the largest reduction has taken place in the trade section, followed…

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