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Project SYMOBIO has started in March 2017

The project explores and develops scientific basis for a systemic monitoring and modelling of the bioeconomy (BE) in Germany. The three year project, led by University of Kassel, is sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and…

Our figure of the month 03/2017: Number of companies in service sections rises while concentration process in trade, industry and accommodation and food service continues

While the number and share of companies in the service sections of professional, scientific and technical activities and administrative and support service activities is rising, the share of the wholesale and retail trade section is…

Excel tool with user interface for the impact analysis of policy measures completed

During an one-week stay in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Anett Großmann has jointly developed an Excel-Tool for impact analysis with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan. During the training, theoretical…

Proceedings of the 8th I-O-Workshop 2016 published

The proceedings of the 8th Input-Output Workshop 2016 is now ready to download. The proceedings summarizes the workshop that took place from March 31st to April 1st 2016 in Osnabrück.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together…

The IHK elects the GWS for exceptional environment management

“Environmental protection is very important in your company. This is emphasized by the entry in the registry of the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.”, congratulates Eckhard Lammers, head of the department of environment in the…

Our figure of the month 02/2017: Mountains and valleys in housing construction

Share of newly erected dwellings in detached houses falls to 39%

In times of low interest rates, the construction or purchase of housing appears financially very attractive. Real estate investment projects offer a high return on…

Our figure of the month 01/2017: Outlook 2017

2016 is expected to end with a real growth rate of GDP of 1.9%, which is nearly the upper bound of the GWS-outlook of January, 2016. This growth rate was mainly caused by very dynamic domestic consumption expenditures – induced by both,…

Our figure of the month for New Year's Eve 2016: Germans like it loud

The Germans spend more money on fireworks than on many other consumer goods. Since 2005 the New Year's sales of fireworks have grown by almost 40 %. Even the economic and financial crisis has not overshadowed the noisy amusement: In 2010,…

Our figure of the month for Christmas 2016: More x-mas tree for less money

The Germans love their Christmas trees. It is the symbol of Christmas guaranteeing conviviality. It is therefore, that a growing number of households decide to purchase a Christmas tree. The number of sold trees started with 24 million in…

GWS is developing a regionalized macroeconomic model for Chile

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Anke Mönnig, Loreto Bieritz, Anett Großmann, Frank Hohmann und Marc-Ingo Wolter of GWS develop a regional macroeconomic model for Chile (FK01D16030) in co-operation with…

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