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Factors Influencing the Decentralised Energy Transition in North Rhine-Westphalia
IW-Trends No. 4 25. January 2023

Factors Influencing the Decentralised Energy Transition in North Rhine-Westphalia

Martin Beznoska / Björn Kauder / Finn Arnd Wendland

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the most populous of Germany’s sixteen states and an industrial heartland, is a particular focus of the energy transition. Despite considerable progress in expanding the use of renewable energy, NRW still lags far behind other German states.

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The Dependence of Individual Industries on China
IW-Report No. 5 23. January 2023

The Dependence of Individual Industries on China

Berthold Busch / Jürgen Matthes / Samina Sultan

The import and export dependency of German manufacturing branches on China at the intermediate input level is calculated here by evaluating the international input-output tables of FIGARO (Full International and Global Accounts for Research in Input-Output Analysis), which are provided by Eurostat with data as of 2020. On the import side, FIGARO data provide a better picture of the import dependency of industrial branches than the usual foreign trade statistics, because the latter also include imports from China that go into final demand here.

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Educational attainment of the population in a European comparison
IW-Report No. 3 21. January 2023

Educational attainment of the population in a European comparison

Wido Geis-Thöne

With the increasing shortage of skilled labour against the backdrop of demographic change and the changing demands on employees in the context of digitalisation, decarbonisation and de-globalisation, it is becoming increasingly important for Germany and Europe that the working population achieves the highest possible level of qualification.

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An Objection to Exaggerated Claims
External Publication 18. January 2023

Is the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act Hurting the German Economy?: An Objection to Exaggerated Claims

Michael Hüther / Jürgen Matthes

In an article for Atlantik Brücke, IW Director Michael Hüther and Jürgen Matthes, head of the IW's Global and Regional Markets cluster, assess the implications of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), effective January 1, 2023, for German and European business.

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How high are the raw material potentials through urban mining?
IW-Report No. 2 16. January 2023

Urban mining for a circular economy: How high are the raw material potentials through urban mining?

Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan

Natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, one reason being that significantly more natural raw materials are currently being mined and processed worldwide than Earth can provide over the same period.

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Integration needs of children in regional comparison
IW-Report No. 1 15. January 2023

Integration needs of children in regional comparison

Wido Geis-Thöne

While the citizenship says little about the state of integration of adults, it is a good indicator of a recent migration history in the case of children.

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EU Enlargement? Alternative concepts to full membership
IW-Analyse No. 152 12. January 2023

EU Enlargement? Alternative concepts to full membership

Berthold Busch / Samina Sultan

Debate on whether the European Union (EU) should accept new members has recently gained momentum. In June 2022, just months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Council granted both the latter nation and the Republic of Moldova the status of candidate country, and Georgia the status of potential candidate.

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evidence on parliamentarians’ responsiveness and misinformation toleration from a field experiment
External Publication 5. January 2023

Tailoring the Truth: evidence on parliamentarians’ responsiveness and misinformation toleration from a field experiment

Matthias Diermeier at European Political Science Review

The rise of populist radical right parties (PRRPs) is largely seen to have been triggered by a dealignment between voters and political elites and to have triggered an increasing supply of misinformation.

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A Systematic Study of Neutrality in Pension Financing and in the Burdens and Incentives for Members of the Statutory Pension Scheme
IW-Trends No. 4 2. January 2023

„Actuarially Fair” Reductions in Early Retirees’ Pension Benefits

Jochen Pimpertz

Calls for the reduction in state pension benefits for early retirees to reflect real insurance risks imply that early retirement need not involve any additional costs.

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