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Should the State Pension Scheme Take Different Socio-demographic Backgrounds into Account?
IW-Trends No. 2 6. July 2022

Should the State Pension Scheme Take Different Socio-demographic Backgrounds into Account?

Florian Blank / Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Maximilian Schaller / Jochen Pimpertz / Reinhold Thiede / Martin Werding

While German law stipulates a standard retirement age for all members of the public pension scheme, empirical studies have shown that life expectancy is unevenly distributed within the population, varying according to income level, professional status, occupational health risks, and gender.

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How current megatrends shape the patters of international trade, capital flows and technology diffusion
External Publication 4. July 2022

Globalisation under pressure?: How current megatrends shape the patters of international trade, capital flows and technology diffusion

Michael Hüther / Matthias Diermeier in Ernest Gnan / Christoph Schneider / Claudia Stowasser (Hg.) Schwerpunkt Außenwirtschaft 2021/2022

Deglobalisation, digitalisation, decarbonisation, and demographic change have already left their mark on the global economy. In the future the multiple transformations that the international patterns of specialisation undergo are likely to accelerate as the four megatrends mature and unfold their true disruptive potential.

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The Importance of the Data Economy for Europe’s Digital Strategic Autonomy
External Publication 4. July 2022

The Importance of the Data Economy for Europe’s Digital Strategic Autonomy

Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels in European Liberal Forum

European companies need to have the ability to store, process, use, and share data securely and autonomously, for example by using cloud services based on agreed quality standards, values, and legislation.

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The impact of disrupted production on producer prices in Germany
IW-Trends No. 2 4. July 2022

The impact of disrupted production on producer prices in Germany

Manuel Fritsch / Christoph Schröder

From 2020 to 2021 the producer prices of manufactured goods in Germany increased by 6 per cent. However, price hikes accelerated during 2021, a development which has continued into 2022.

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Do Family Businesses Shape Political Voting Behaviour in Germany?
IW-Trends No. 3 1. July 2022

Do Family Businesses Shape Political Voting Behaviour in Germany?

Björn Kauder

In recent years family businesses have become an object of research in their own right. Indeed, it has been shown that, far from developing less dynamically than other firms, as once assumed, family businesses actually outperform their peers.

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The Need for Skilled Labour in an Era of Digital Transformation
IW-Trends No. 2 24. June 2022

Pharmaceuticals in Transition: The Need for Skilled Labour in an Era of Digital Transformation

Jasmina Kirchhoff / Lydia Malin / Simon Schumacher

The shortage of skilled workers is increasingly confronting companies in Germany with major challenges. In view of the demographic and transformational tasks, there is a considerable danger that this situation will exacerbate.

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Philipp Saueracker Event 21. June 2022

EU/China/USA- three bloc systemic conflict: Digital policies as trade barriers?!

European companies operate world-wide within international value-chains, networks and ecosystems. However, the world is changing for geopolitical reasons. Increasingly, it becomes divided into large blocks with the EU, the United States and China at the forefront.

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Subsidizing Semiconductor Production for a Strategically Autonomous European Union?
External Publication 21. June 2022

Subsidizing Semiconductor Production for a Strategically Autonomous European Union?

Hubertus Bardt / Klaus-Heiner Röhl / Christian Rusche in The Economists' Voice

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of international supply chains and the dependency of the economy of the European Union (EU) on goods from non-EU countries. The scarcity of microchips that has persisted since the COVID lockdowns has laid bare the dependency of the EU on overseas producers of this essential high-tech product.

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Fiscal and Economic Effects of Local Austerity
External Publication 20. June 2022

Fiscal and Economic Effects of Local Austerity

Melinda Fremerey / Andreas Lichter / Max Löffler in CESifo Working Papers

We study the consequences of a large-scale austerity program targeting financially-constrained municipalities in Germany. For identification, we exploit the quasi-random assignment of treatment among equally-distressed municipalities using a difference-in-differences design.

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The difficulties of universal redistribution in times of welfare chauvinism
Matthias Diermeier / Judith Niehues in LSE-Blog Contribution 17. June 2022

The difficulties of universal redistribution in times of welfare chauvinism

Previous studies have found substantial support across Europe for the creation of a universal basic income system. Yet as Matthias Diermeier and Judith Niehues explain, there is also widespread support for restricting the access of immigrants to state benefits. Drawing on new research, they assess how these two perspectives shape wider attitudes toward welfare.

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