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Our figure of the month 07/2020: Implications of COVID-19 pandemic on wholesale selling prices

The COVID-19 pandemic also has far-reaching effects on the wholesale trade, whereby the wholesale segments are affected differently.

While the consequences of the production restrictions in Germany and worldwide are mainly evident in the…

Our figure of the month 06/2020: When socially necessary services disappear: nursery schools closed – who is affected?

Worst effects of closures expected for working parents in Eastern Germany

Children are particularly affected by restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic and so are working parents, who now have to organize other ways of child…

Discussion paper published on the fragility of the copper demand for the Chilean economy

"The fragility of the copper demand for the Chilean economy" – the new publication in the GWS Discussion Paper series – discusses the effects of a copper export decline for the Chilean economy. As part of the BMBF-funded project "Developm…

Our figure of the month 05/2020: COVID-19 – the regional importance of the hospitality industry

The effects of the coronavirus on the German economy as a whole are drastic.

In its spring projection for 2020, the Federal Ministry of Economics currently forecasts a decline in economic output of 6,3 % compared with the previous year.

T…

Our figure of the month 04/2020: COVID-19 and the hospitality industry

How big is the economic impact?

The coronavirus pandemic keeps Germany in a state of emergency: production stops, forced closures of shops and contact bans have severely restricted if not completely brought economic and social life to a…

Workshop on political measures to mitigate rebound effects

As part of the ReCap project, a workshop was held in Berlin on 21 November 2019 to discuss political measures to counteract rebound effects. In a transdisciplinary exchange, participants working in the field of economy, politics and…

Discussion paper published on the theory and methodology of counterfactual scenario building

Back to the future – the new publication in the GWS Discussion Paper series discusses the theory and methodology for creating counterfactual scenarios and applies it to a macroeconometric structural model. As part of the BMBF-funded…

Policy advice for climate-resilient economic development

Climate change has a substantial impact on economic growth and a country’s development. This increases the need for reliable and viable approaches to assessing the impact of climate risks and potential adaptation scenarios. To this…

IAB Research Reports on the long-term consequences of demography and structural change for the labour market published

Since 2010, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) have been collaborating with GWS to produce a baseline projection of the long-term development of labour demand…

Our figure of the month 03/2020: Supply gaps in inpatient care?

Evaluation of the number of nursing homes in the Osnabrück region

In an ageing society like Germany's, the number of people in need of long-term care is also growing year by year. Ensuring competent care for those in need of nursing care…

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