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Global and Regional Markets

The researchers in the department Global and Regional Markets deal with current issues of international economic and monetary policy, examine the economic significance of financial markets and real estate markets, and address questions of European integration and international trade policy. The researchers get involved in economic policy debates, be it the discussion on rent control and housing shortages, on the future of the WTO and how to deal with China, or on the ECB's interest rate policy and the Stability and Growth Pact.

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Berthold Busch

Dr. Berthold Busch

Senior Economist for European Integration

Tel: +49 221 4981-762
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Markus Demary

Dr. Markus Demary

Senior Economist for Monetary Policy and the Economics of Financial Markets

Tel: +49 221 4981-732
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Ralph Henger

Dr. Ralph Henger

Senior Economist für Wohnungspolitik und Immobilienökonomik

Tel: +49 221 4981-744
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Jürgen Matthes

Jürgen Matthes

Head of Global and Regional Markets Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-754
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Christian Oberst

Dr. Christian Oberst

Senior Economist for Housing Policy and Real Estate Economics

Tel: +49 221 4981-889
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Pekka Sagner

Pekka Sagner

Economist for Housing Policy and Real Estate Economics

Tel: +49 221 4981-881
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Samina Sultan

Dr. Samina Sultan

Economist for European Economic and Fiscal Policy

Tel: +49 221 4981-312
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Michael Voigtländer

Prof. Dr. Michael Voigtländer

Head of Global and Regional Markets Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-741
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Alle Beiträge

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Biden’s economic agenda risks mid-term elections
IW-Report No. 59 8. November 2022

Biden’s economic agenda risks mid-term elections

Gero Kunath / Jürgen Matthes / Thomas Obst

President Joe Biden faces some political and economic headwinds in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections this year. Current economic challenges include historically high inflation rates and signs of an impending recession.

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Net contributors and net recipients in the EU
IW-Report No. 55 2. November 2022

Who finances the EU?: Net contributors and net recipients in the EU

Berthold Busch / Björn Kauder / Samina Sultan

The European Union finances its budget largely from contributions by the Member States. Since, in turn, substantial payments are made in the Member States via the expenditures of the EU budget, this results in net positions for the individual countries vis-à-vis the EU budget.

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An instrument with pitfalls
IW-Kurzbericht No. 85 20. October 2022

Single Market Emergency Instrument: An instrument with pitfalls

Samina Sultan / Christian Rusche / Berthold Busch / Hubertus Bardt

In reaction to recent disruptions concerning the Single Market, the European Commission proposed an Emergency Instrument to maintain the proper functioning of the Single Market and ensure the supply and distribution of goods and services. It provides for far-reaching measures. The dirigiste interventions in the market it allows, are to be critically questioned, while better coordination and exchange of information between the member states could be an added value of the SMEI.

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Single Market Emergency Instrument – An instrument with pitfalls
IW-Policy Paper No. 7 13. October 2022

Single Market Emergency Instrument – An instrument with pitfalls

Hubertus Bardt / Berthold Busch / Christian Rusche / Samina Sultan

The Single Market is one of the most important achievements of the European Union (EU) and it contributes significantly to economic welfare. In fact, most of the international trade of the Member States takes place in the Single Market.

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Financing Gaps of Companies during the Covid-19 Pandemic
IW-Report No. 50 28. September 2022

Financing Gaps of Companies during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Markus Demary / Anna-Maria Hagenberg / Jonas Zdzralek

For firms’ business and investment decisions their access to finance is a critical determinant. In times when access to finance becomes tight, corporations face either higher capital costs or they have to postpone their investment decisions when credit lines are not prolongated.

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