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Sonja Beer

Dr. Sonja Beer

Economist

Tel: +49 221 4981-512
  • Joined the German Economic Institute in 2019
  • Born 1987 in Subotica, Serbien
  • Studied economics at the Bergische University Wuppertal, Gonzaga University (USA) and University Novi Sad (Serbien).

IW Publications

Chinas Wirtschaft - Steigende Risiken
IW-Report 24/2019

(in cooperation with Galina Kolev)
The influence of public investment on the German current account surplus
IW-Kurzbericht 37/2019

Spanische Wirtschaft benötigt eine stabile Regierung und die Fortsetzung der Reformen
IW-Kurzbericht 27/2019

External Publications

Inequality, Employment and Skills in OECD countries: An International Comparative Analysis Dissertation, Wuppertal University Library, April, 2018

(in cooperation with Ronald Schettkat)
Literacy skills, equality of educational opportunities and educational outcomes: an international comparison
Vienna University of Business and Economics, INEQ Working Paper Series, Nr. 8, Februar, 2018

Macroeconomic Revolution on shaky grounds: Lucas/Sargent critique`s inherent contradictions
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth Working Paper, Mai, Washington, D.C., 2017

Wage inequality, skill inequality and employment: evidence and policy lessons from PIAAC
IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 5. Jg., Nr. 21, 2016

Schumpeter School International Comparative Institutional Data Base
Schumpeter Discussion papers, Nr. 15001, Wuppertal, 2015

(in cooperation with Ronald Schettkat)
Does Inequality Promote Employment? An International Comparison
Schumpeter Discussion papers, Nr. 13009, Wuppertal, 2013

More from Dr. Sonja Beer

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Historic Slump and the First Six Months Thereafter
IW-Report No. 50 25. September 2020

Corona Crisis in China: Historic Slump and the First Six Months Thereafter

Sonja Beer

The first corona cases in China appeared in December 2019. To contain the pandemic, the government had to take far-reaching measures in February. Although these measures reduced the numbers of new cases, they also had a dramatic impact on the economy.

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The Market Environment for German Exports in the Shadow of the Coronavirus Pandemic
IW-Trends No. 3 10. July 2020

The Market Environment for German Exports in the Shadow of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hubertus Bardt / Sonja Beer

The corona pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn worldwide, with the global economy about to experience its most dramatic contraction of the last seven decades.

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Consequences for the European Union
IW-Report No. 44 19. December 2019

Decoupling Chimerica: Consequences for the European Union

Sonja Beer / Jürgen Matthes / Christian Rusche

The People’s Republic of China experienced a tremendous economic development within the last four decades. The increased economic power and political weight of China are challenging the USA and EU. Furthermore, the strategies used by China for its own development, e.g. broad-based industry policy with distortive subsidization, forced technology transfer or investment restrictions, are perceived as unfair, especially in the US, but to a large extent also in the EU.

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The influence of public investment on the German current account surplus
IW-Kurzbericht No. 37 12. June 2019

The influence of public investment on the German current account surplus

Sonja Jovicic / Galina Kolev

The current account surplus in Germany has grown rapidly especially since the early 2000s and this development has been widely criticised. One of the recommendations of the European Commission and other institutions is to increase public invest­ment as a means to reduce the current account surplus. Indeed, Germany needs a broad invest­ment programme in the field of infrastructure, digitalisation and education, and considering the low interest rate there cannot be better times for it.

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