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Michael Grömling in BSR Policy Briefing series External Publication 10. March 2021 The German Economy and the Corona Shock: An Acceleration of Structural Changes?

The Corona pandemic is a huge shock for the whole world both socially and economically. The supply side of the economy is impacted via disrupted value chains due to a lack of employees and supplies.

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An Acceleration of Structural Changes?
Michael Grömling in BSR Policy Briefing series External Publication 10. March 2021

The German Economy and the Corona Shock: An Acceleration of Structural Changes?

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The Corona pandemic is a huge shock for the whole world both socially and economically. The supply side of the economy is impacted via disrupted value chains due to a lack of employees and supplies.

Restricted trade and purchasing opportunities and the reluctance of unsettled consumers and investors represent a demand shock. Policymakers have addressed these multiple challenges with broad-based and comprehensive fiscal packages. These have accompanied the recovery in Germany through the summer of 2020. Since the autumn of 2020, a further and stronger wave of infection has led to renewed adverse effects on the German economy. In addition to these short-term burdens, it also becomes clear that the pandemic will have a variety of long-term effects. These can be identified by their impact on macroeconomic production factors. There will be positive experiences – such as a technology and digitization boost triggered by the pandemic. However, there is also a risk that structural unemployment may arise. To avoid this, it is essential to ensure an inclusive access to the labor market and to the education system.

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Michael Grömling in BSR Policy Briefing series External Publication 10. March 2021

Michael Grömling: The German economy and the Corona shock – An acceleration of structural changes?

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Henry Goecke / Christian Rusche IW-Trends No. 3 7. September 2021

A Coronavirus Shock for the Retail Sector in German City Centres

The Corona pandemic and the measures taken to contain the virus have delivered an asymmetrical shock to German business. This asymmetry is exemplified by the effects on the retail trade, an import ant part of the nation’s economy.

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Jan Büchel / Christian Rusche IW-Policy Paper No. 26 7. December 2020

Competition in the Digital Economy: An Analysis of Gatekeepers and Regulations

The Digital Age saw the rise of several rapidly growing digital platforms with substantial market shares. Europe is a large target market for these globally operating platforms, although the majority of the most successful platforms come from the USA or Asia.

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