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GWS took part in the Younion-EPSU seminar on digitalisation, 13./14. June 2016 in Vienna

On 13th/14th June 2016, the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and its Austrian affiliate Younion organised a seminar on digitalisation. A broad range of topics were covered in discussions that made clear the extent to which new…

Social distribution effects of surcharges for renewable energy - a contribution to an international conference

GWS presents results on social and distribution effects of the electricity surcharge for renewable energy and suggestions on how to mitigate these effects at the 39th International Conference of the International Association of Energy…

GWS research report 2016/01 now available

The GWS research report 2016/01 describes extensively macroeconomic effects and distributional impacts of the energy transition. Based on a brief literature review and especially own work effects are further structured, concepts defined…

Business demography: Update 2016

In 2015, the GWS started a first attempt to project businesses by economic activities based on closures and foundations of companies. The data set for this business demography was provided by the Federal Statistical Office. By using the…

Our figure of the month 06/2016: Purchase grant for electric cars with positive effects on employment by industry

On 18 May 2016, the Federal Cabinet has entrusted the Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi) with the implementation of the purchase grant for electric cars. The support is financed equally with federal funds and resources to the…

Macroeconomic effects of prosumer-households in Germany

Following the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, an increasing number of private households is producing heat and electricity for themselves. Prosumer-households consume at least a small part of their own generated energy. In a…

Ecologically sustainable consumption improves the conditions for social participation

Private consumption that considers resource-saving and environmentally friendly behaviour is one aspect of sustainable development. The current soeb-Working-Paper 2016-3 published within the research network soeb 3 shows the impact of a…

Good prospects for participation in 2015/2016

The indicator TBI measures past and future conditions under which participation can be realised. First results show that participation conditions have shown a general upward tendency since 2006. The improvement of participation conditions…

Our figure of the month 05/2016: Reduced price dynamics in the real estate market

The price dynamics of the market for already existing houses seem to decline. While the house prices continue to increase, the growth of the house-price-to-income-ratio has slowed down. Nowadays an employee needs 8 times his annual…

QuBe integrates refugees

In the newly released BIBB data report for the “Berufsbildungsbericht 2016” the QuBe Consortium (www.qube-projekt.de) presents first results regarding the development of the population and selected sectors taking into account the number…

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