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Impact Analysis with an Excel-based E3 (Economy-EnergyEmission) Model Building Framework

Macroeconomic Modelling for Climate Policy Planning

There is increasing consensus over the need to integrate economic policy planning and climate change adaptation. The publication "Macroeconomic Modeling for Climate Policy Planning"

Our figure of the month 06/2022: Rising interest rates weigh most heavily on cities south of Düsseldorf

In the current discussion about rising interest rates, looking at the affordability of single-family homes[1], measured by the price-income ratio, offers an approximation of the extent to which borrowers may be affected. During the…

Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes

Forestry and sawmills benefit

After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since experienced a dynamic increase.  As the figure…

Supporting climate resilient economic development in Kazakhstan

Application of the model to analyze the macroeconomic impacts of climate change adaptation

The CRED project published the National Report for Kazakhstan. The report gives an overview of the economic damages of selected climate…

Our figure of the month 04/2022: Private consumption over the last 30 years

The Corona pandemic had a significant impact on the consumption behavior of German households. Initially, households had to adjust their spending in line with freezes and hygiene regulations. As the pandemic progressed, supply shortages…

GWS at the EU conference on modelling for policy support: recordings and presentations now available

GWS has contributed to two sessions of the 2021 EU Conference on modelling for policy support, which took place online from 22 to 26 November and was organised by the European Commission's Competence Centre of Excellence for Modelling…

Our figure of the month 03/2022: German-Russian Import Dependence

Raw Materials versus High Technology

The EU's four sanctions packages against Russia were adopted quickly and in great unity. In the meantime, sanctioned Russian banks have also been partially excluded from the SWIFT system, but a…

New Paper published on macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy sectors of southern European islands

This paper presents a model-based assessment of the macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy of Southern European islands for different climate scenarios until the end of the century. Climate change impact chains on…

We are looking for student employees (m/f/d)!

We are looking for a student as a student assistant for 20 hrs/month from March 2022.


  • Support with R programming activities
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Our figure of the month 02/2022: The bicycle boom is catching on with commuters – 10% have taken up cycling or e-bikes since the pandemic

Shares of cars and public transport declining

In Germany, millions of working people commute between home and work every day. Despite the past two Covid years, the trend toward commuting is unbroken and the number of commuters continues…

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