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Vera Demary

Dr. Vera Demary

Head of the Research Unit Digitalization, Structural Change and Competition

Tel: +49 221 4981-749
  • Joined the German Economic Institute in 2009
  • Born in 1981 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Studied Economics at the University of Paderborn, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and the University of Cologne

IW Publications

(in cooperation with Henry Goecke)
Künstliche Intelligenz – Israel und Finnland vor China
IW-Kurzbericht 8/2019

Homesharing in Nordrhein-Westfalen
IW-Report 3/2019

(in cooperation with Christian Rusche)
Zukunftsfaktor 5G – Eine ökonomische Perspektive
IW-Report 45/2018

(in cooperation with Henry Goecke)
KI-Investitionen in Deutschland – Noch ein weiter Weg
IW-Kurzbericht 70/2018

(in cooperation with Christian Rusche)
The Economics of Platforms
IW-Analyse, Forschungsbericht Nr. 123

(in cooperation with Christian Rusche)
Daten als Wettbewerbsfaktor
IW-Kurzbericht 58/2018

(in cooperation with Christian Rusche)
Digitale Plattformen – noch ein B2C-Geschäft
IW-Kurzbericht 56/2018

(in cooperation with Christian Rusche)
Digitale Plattformen – China dominiert
IW-Kurzbericht 55/2018

(in cooperation with Hans-Peter Klös)
Digitalisierung: Kompetenzen für digitale Arbeit
Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (Hrsg.): Perspektive 2035 – Wirtschaftspolitik für Wachstum und Wohlstand in der alternden Gesellschaft, IW-Studie, Köln, 2017, S. 169–181

(in cooperation with Christian Rusche)
Zwischen Kooperation und Wettbewerb – Industrie 4.0 und europäisches Kartellrecht
IW-Report 14/2017

Stepping up the game – The role of innovation in the sharing economy
IW-Report 11/2017

(in cooperation with Barbara Engels, Klaus-Heiner Röhl, Christian Rusche)
Digitalisierung und Mittelstand – Eine Metastudie
IW-Analyse, Forschungsbericht Nr. 109

Der Aufstieg der Onlineplattformen – Was nun zu tun ist
IW-Report 32/2016

(in cooperation with Roman Bertenrath, Roman Bertenrath, Manuel Fritsch, Michael Grömling, Hans-Peter Klös, Galina Kolev, Rolf Kroker, Karl Lichtblau, Jürgen Matthes, Agnes Millack, Axel Plünnecke, Oliver Stettes)
Wohlstand in der digitalen Welt – Erster IW-Strukturbericht
IW-Studie, 2016

The Platformization of Digital Markets – Comments on the Public Consultation of the European Commission on the Regulatory Environment for Platforms, Online Intermediaries, Data and Cloud Computing and the Collaborative Economy
IW policy papers 39/2015

(in cooperation with Matthias Diermeier)
Fusionen und Übernahmen in der deutschen Industrie – Auf dem Weg zur Industrie 4.0?
IW-Trends 4/2015

Competition in the Sharing Economy
IW policy papers 19/2015

(in cooperation with Wido Geis, Christiane Konegen-Grenier, Axel Plünnecke, Susanne Seyda)
Internationalisierung der Bildung – Wie das deutsche Bildungssystem für Menschen aus dem Ausland attraktiver werden kann
IW-Analysen – Forschungsberichte Nr. 92, Köln 2013

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel)
Der Arbeitsmarkt für Humanmediziner und Ärzte in Deutschland – Zuwanderung verhindert Engpässe
IW-Trends 3/2013

(in cooperation with Lydia Malin, Susanne Seyda, Dirk Werner)
Berufliche Weiterbildung in Deutschland - Ein Vergleich von betrieblicher und individueller Perspektive
IW-Analysen – Forschungsberichte Nr. 87, Köln 2012

(in cooperation with Christina Anger, Axel Plünnecke, Oliver Stettes)
Bildung in zweiten Lebenshälfte – Bildungsrendite und volkswirtschaftliche Effekte
IW-Analysen – Forschungsberichte Nr. 85, Köln 2012

Fachkräfteengpässe und Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa – Wanderung als kurzfristiger Ausgleichmechanismus
IW-Trends 3/2012

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel, Axel Plünnecke)
Innovationsmonitor 2012
IW-Analysen – Forschungsberichte Nr. 79, Köln 2012

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel)
Demografische Herausforderung: MINT-Akademiker
IW-Trends 4/2010

European Engineering Report
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure / Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (Hrsg.), 2010

(in cooperation with Christina Anger, Axel Plünnecke, Ilona Riesen)
Integrationsrenditen - Volkswirtschaftliche Effekte einer besseren Integration von Migranten
IW-Analysen – Forschungsberichte Nr. 66, Köln 2010

Bedroht der Ingenieurmangel das Modell Deutschland?
IW-Trends 3/2010

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel)
Ingenieurarbeitsmarkt 2008/09 - Fachkräftelücke, Demografie und Ingenieure 50Plus
Eine Kooperation zwischen dem Verein Deutscher Ingenieure und dem Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel)
Beschäftigungsperspektiven älterer Ingenieure in deutschen Industrieunternehmen
IW-Trends 2/2009

Expertises

(in cooperation with Barbara Engels, Manuel Fritsch, Henry Goecke, Alevtina Krotova,  Christian Rusche, Marc Scheufen, Christopher Thiele, Karl Lichtblau, Edgar Schmitz, Boris Otto, Tobias Korte, Can Azkan, Markus Spiekermann, Dominik Lis, Joshua Gelhaar, Lennart Iggenna, Lukas Maisel, Bernd Trautmann,  Jens Fiedler,  Osianoh Aliu,  Pascal Bresser, Nils Müller)
Data Economy. Status quo der deutschen Wirtschaft & Handlungsfelder in der Data Economy
Studie für das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi), 2019

(in cooperation with Christoph Busch, Barbara Engels, Justus Haucap, Christiane Kehder, Ina Loebert, Christian Rusche)
Sharing Economy im Wirtschaftsraum Deutschland
Gutachten im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie, 2018

(in cooperation with Barbara Engels, Christian Rusche)
Qualitative und quantitative Auswirkungen der Sharing Economy in Nordrhein-Westfalen
Gutachten für das Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2016

(in cooperation with Barbara Engels)
Collaborative Business Models and Efficiency – Potential Efficiency Gains in the European Union
Impulse Paper for the European Commission, 2016

(in cooperation with Markus Demary, Matthias Diermeier, Heide Haas, Tobias Hentze, Jochen Pimpertz, Klaus-Heiner Röhl)
Building a Capital Markets Union – Comments on the Public consultation
EU Commission Green Paper

(in cooperation with Susanne Seyda)
Engpassanalyse 2013 – Besondere Betroffenheit in den Berufsfeldern Energie und Elektro sowie Maschinen- und Fahrzeugtechnik
Gutachten für das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, 2013

(in cooperation with Christina Anger, Oliver Koppel, Axel Plünnecke)
MINT-Frühjahrsreport 2013 – Innovationskraft, Aufstiegschance und demografische Herausforderung
Gutachten für BDA, BDI, MINT Zukunft schaffen und Gesamtmetall, 2013

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel)
Ingenieurmonitor - Arbeitskräftebedarf und -angebot im Spiegel der Klassifikation der Berufe 2010
Methodenbericht in Kooperation mit dem Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, 2013

(in cooperation with Claudia Achtenhagen, Christoph Metzler, Corinna Michalski, Dirk Werner)
Willkommenskultur im Unternehmen
Handlungsempfehlung für das Kompetenzzentrum Fachkräftesicherung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie, 2012

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel, Sebstian Lotz, Axel Plünnecke )
Innovationsmonitor 2012 - Die Innovationskraft Deutschlands im internationalen Vergleich
Gutachten für die Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft, 2012

(in cooperation with Susanne Seyda)
Fachkräfte sichern, Engpassanalyse
Gutachten für das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Berlin 2012

(in cooperation with Christina Anger, Axel Plünnecke, Oliver Stettes)
Bildung in der zweiten Lebenshälfte
Gutachten im Auftrag des BMFSFJ, 2011

(in cooperation with Christina Anger, Axel Plünnecke)
MINT-Trendreport 2011
Gutachten im Auftrag von BDA, BDI und Gesamtmetallq

(in cooperation with Oliver Koppel, Axel Plünnecke)
MINT-Mangel - Ausmaß, Fortschreibung und Quantifizierung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Effekte
Gutachten 2009

External Publications

(gemeinsam mit Christoph Busch, Barbara Engels, Christiane Kehder, Ina Loebert,
Christian Rusche)
Sharing Economy in Deutschland, Stellenwert und Regulierungsoptionen für Beherbungsdienstleistungen
Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2019

Stepping up the game - The role of innovation in the sharing economy
Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, Swedish Competition Authority, No. 1, Stockholm, 2017

Unternehmensübernahme: Gefahr aus dem Ausland?
Wirtschaftsdienst, 96. Jg., Heft 7, 2016, S. 453-454

Mehr als das Teilen unter Freunden – Was die Sharing Economy ausmacht
Wirtschaftsdienst, Nr. 2, 2015, S. 95–98

Bildung der Elite? Eine ökonomische Analyse der deutschen Studiengebühren
Kölner Studien, Nr. 15, Berlin 2008

More from Dr. Vera Demary

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The Asian Blockchain Centers
IW-Kurzbericht No. 10 15. February 2021

The Asian Blockchain Centers

Markus Demary / Vera Demary

Many Asian start-up companies have specialized in blockchain technology. In particular, Hong Kong, Israel and Singapore have the highest blockchain company density in Asia. The determinants for a flour-ishing blockchain ecosystem are a business-friendly environment for start-ups and the availability of venture capital, while the effects of agglomeration are less pronounced in Asia than in Europe.

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The European Blockchain Centers
IW-Kurzbericht No. 9 15. February 2021

The European Blockchain Centers

Markus Demary / Vera Demary

Blockchain companies have sprung up all over Europe, at the forefront: Malta and Estonia. Compared to the sizes of their workforce, both countries have an outstanding number of blockchain companies and can easily compete with larger countries like Germany or France. The reason for this is a combination of having agglomerations, a good access to venture capital and an attractive framework for new companies.

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German Blockchain Companies
IW-Kurzbericht No. 8 15. February 2021

A Growing Niche: German Blockchain Companies

Markus Demary / Vera Demary

A growing, but still small number of companies in Germany are supplying products and services based on the blockchain technology. Most of these are start-up companies and are headquartered in Berlin. Although a lot of them are focused on providing financial services, an increasing number of blockchain companies has started developing other blockchain-based services.

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Differentiated Treatment of Business Users by Online Platforms
Expertise 24. September 2020

Differentiated Treatment of Business Users by Online Platforms

Vera Demary / Barbara Engels / Christian Rusche

Online platforms have gained importance in the past couple of years. They are present all over the world and in many sectors of the economy. Their main purpose is to facilitate transactions between various user groups. Hence, online platforms can be defined as online spaces in which users are brought together by a platform operator, in order to facilitate an interaction (the exchange of information, a commercial transaction, etc.).

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German Companies between Risk and Opportunity
IW-Trends No. 4 26. October 2019

Artificial Intelligence: German Companies between Risk and Opportunity

Vera Demary / Henry Goecke

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important technology for the future, promoting the development not only of completely new products and services but also of innovative business models.

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Homesharing in the German federal state of North Rhine - Westphalia
IW-Report No. 3 14. January 2019

Homesharing in the German federal state of North Rhine - Westphalia

Vera Demary

A professional, continuous short term letting of accommodation via home sharing platforms like Airbnb can lead to a reduction of housing space and therefore intensify housing shortages.

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The Economics of Platforms
IW-Analyse No. 123 13. September 2018

The Economics of Platforms

Vera Demary / Christian Rusche

Digital platforms already dominate the top 10 of the world’s most valuable firms. The specific characteristics of their business model, such as quick growth and market power soon after market entry, have provoked public discourse.

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Between promotion and regulation
Markus Demary / Vera Demary IW News 8. March 2018

FinTech Strategy of the EU: Between promotion and regulation

With its Fintech Action Plan, the European Commission intends to promote new business models in the financial sector as well as new forms of business financing. The plan also includes the so-called Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), which could benefit above all young start-ups from the technology sector. However, the Commission’s proposal is not sufficiently far-reaching.

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The role of innovation in the sharing economy
IW-Report No. 11 8. May 2017

The role of innovation in the sharing economy

Vera Demary

While the sharing economy is generally perceived to be very innovative, it has hardly been analyzed what defines this innovativeness. The main aspect for the sharing economy as a whole is the peer-to-peer (P2P) organization of its businesses. This allows sharing platforms to enter markets more easily, consequently increasing competition in these markets.

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Down to Earth
IW-Kurzbericht No. 2 4. January 2017

Blockchain: Down to Earth

Markus Demary / Vera Demary

The blockchain technology offers the promise to be cheaper, faster, less error-prone and safer compared to traditional financial services. Whether a market for blockchain services will emerge, depends, however, on several criteria.

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