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Continous change in the market of energy production

Driven by the “Energiewende”, many new players in the market of energy production and energy trade have emerged. Mostly smaller companies which are often new in the market benefit from the priority access of renewable energy sources and…

Our figure of the month 11/2015: Latent risk of German exports

What is known as Hermesdeckung offers exporting firms the opportunity to bail their export businesses. In this context, countries are being classified with respect to their guarantee to pay back their credit. This classification ranges…

Prosumer households in the energy system: energy-related and economic effects

Following the expansionof renewable energieshouseholds areincreasingly providing their own heat and electricity.Prosumerhouseholdsconsumeat least a portionof the energy they producethemselves.TheGWSDiscussion Paper15/14provi…

Mega trends for QuBe-scenarios

Together with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), the GWS identified the main leading…

Industry 4.0: Digital progress in production accelerates the restructuring of the labour market

Within the QuBe project (qualifications and occupations in the future, www.qube-project.de) IAB, BIBB and GWS analysed the impact of Industry 4.0 on the labour market and the economy. The impact analysis was conducted by means of the…

High flow of refugees - intense discussions, but hardly any economic analysis

After years of decline or stagnation, Germany is currently expecting a rising population due to the large number of people migrating to the country. Besides the migration of Europeans looking for a job in Germany, it is, however,…

NEDA-Practitioners' Workshop 2015 "Promoting Inclusive Development"

Anke Mönnig and Anett Großmann took part in the GIZ Network for Economic Development in Africa (NEDA).The workshop was held from 14th to 16th October 2015 in Oberursel (Frankfurt a.M.). It served as a platformfor the exchangeof…

Our figure of the month 10/2015: increasing backlog in the construction sector

The backlog in the construction sector, i.e. the work under construction at the end of the year, has been increasing by 41% over the last five years. This stands for a total of 140 thousand dwellings. On the same time the number of future…

The TBI - a way to measure capability opportunities

Within the research network soeb 3 (www.soeb.de) a composite indicator has been constructed which measures the evolution of economic preconditions of participation at the macro level. The indicator set comprises eight central…

PortableDyme Model Building Workshop at the Chuo University (7-11 September 2015(, Tokyo (Japan(

Anett Großmann and Frank Hohmann followed an invitation to the Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. They gave a one-week workshop, on how to build a basic macro-econometric Input Output model for Japan with PortableDyme.

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