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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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Proposals for more liquidity in private households and companies
IW-Policy Paper No. 5 24. September 2022

Effective aid programs in the energy price crisis

Tobias Hentze / Michael Hüther

The energy price crisis is a huge challenge for economic policy. With the three relief packages, the government has given some important support, but the economic policy lacks a stringent line. All measures should currently have the top priority to secure liquidity for private households and companies over the winter.

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CO2 Regulation of Road Transport in Europe
Expertise 13. September 2022

Compendium 5.2: CO2 Regulation of Road Transport in Europe

Thomas Puls

With the Compendium CO2 Regulation in Europe, the IW has been providing the interested public with a comprehensive collection of data on the development of CO2 emissions from passenger car traffic in the European Union, as well as on the applicable regulatory framework, since 2015.

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How well do applicants and jobs match?
IW-Report No. 47 9. September 2022

How well do applicants and jobs match?

Rabea Dellkamm / Kathrin Möckel / Holger Schäfer / Oliver Stettes

Due to data restrictions, existing empirical research currently fails to exactly determine the quality of newly established employee-employer-matches.

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As a country of immigration, Germany needs a modern citizenship law
IW-Report No. 46 6. September 2022

As a country of immigration, Germany needs a modern citizenship law

Wido Geis-Thöne

It is not only in their own interest that immigrants living permanently in Germany and their descendants acquire German citizenship. It is also important for the development of society as a whole that no larger population groups who are largely excluded from political processes and public office do emerge.

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What options are there aside from price?
IW-Report No. 45 3. September 2022

How households can save gas: What options are there aside from price?

Malte Küper / Jennifer Potthoff

In view of the current gas emergency, all consumers are urged to reduce their gas consumption. High prices are seen as the most effective incentive to save gas.

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Hype or "next big thing"?
IW-Report No. 42 24. August 2022

Metaverse: Hype or "next big thing"?

Jan Büchel / Hans-Peter Klös

Not only since the Facebook group renamed itself Meta in October 2021 has the topic of metaverse gained substantial importance. Experiences due to the corona pandemic have also spurred digital applications to a great extent.

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How is traffic reacting to high fuel prices?
IW-Report No. 41 23. August 2022

How is traffic reacting to high fuel prices?

Thomas Puls / Jan Wendt

In recent months, Germany has been confronted with a price shock for fuels. After years of low pump prices, there have been sudden price increases. In order to capture the effects of the price shock on mobility in North Rhine-Westphalia, various data sources are used as indicators in this report.

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Security Policy and Defense Capability after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
IW-Policy Paper No. 4 15. August 2022

A new era for the Defense Economy?

Klaus-Heiner Röhl / Hubertus Bardt / Barbara Engels

The Russian attack on Ukraine has brought the question of the German Armed Forces’ operational capability back into focus. National defence, which seemed to play only a minor role with the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union in 1991, now has gained a high political priority again.

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Economic Impact of the Corona Pandemic and the Ukraine War
IW-Report No. 40 11. August 2022

Europe on the brink of recession?

Michelle Koenen / Gero Kunath / Thomas Obst

The European Union is facing one of its biggest crises since the financial crisis of 2008. The pandemic started in 2020 and led to a historical economic downturn in the second quarter of that year.

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