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Our studies, projects and recommendations for action show perspectives for our economy and our society. Here you will find a thematic overview.

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Behavioral Economics and Business Ethics

Behavioral Economics and Business Ethics

Entrepreneurial profit-seeking and the legitimate interests of society are not always in harmony. Business ethics can solve this dilemma. Behavioral economics has further developed the view of human beings from classical economics.

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Companies and Markets

Companies and Markets

Companies are an important pillar of our economy because they create jobs, prosperity and growth. It is the task of politics to support companies in adapting to a changing environment - for example, to promote research and development. 

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Digitization

Digitization

Digitization is penetrating all areas of life and networking people, machines and processes. This is creating immense opportunities for the German economy.

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Distribution and Public Finances

Distribution and Public Finances

The government budgets of the federal government, the states, local authorities and social security funds have a volume of just under half of Germany's GDP. The corona crisis is forcing new spending, but how can an explosion of public debt be prevented?

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Education and Training

Education and Training

From an economic point of view, it is beneficial if policymakers invest in the bright minds of tomorrow and create a competitive, innovative and equitable education system in Germany.

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Environment

Environment

Alongside digitalization, climate change is the megatrend of today. The goal is to shape a sustainable economic policy that is efficient and social.

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Growth and Business Cycle

Growth and Business Cycle

A prospering economy raises the standard of living of the population, creates jobs and fills the state coffers, from which tasks such as education, environmental protection and social security are financed.

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Labor and Income

Labor and Income

The labor market situation of recent years shows: High employment and low unemployment are possible with the right policies and in a flourishing economy.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Around half of Germany's private assets are invested in real estate. No wonder, because in times of low interest rates, real estate is a safe investment, both privately and commercially.

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Hubertus Bardt Event 3. June 2022

virtual symposium: Digital Innovation for Decarbonization

Cracking the „twin challenge” of digital and green transformation could have a huge impact on future energy supply and decarbonization. Our experts will show the potentials of digital innovation along the entire value chain, from energy production to a circular economy.

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Digitalisation as a driver of circular economy business models
External Publication 23. May 2022

Circular disruption: Digitalisation as a driver of circular economy business models

Adriana Neligan / Rupert J. Baumgartner / Martin Geissdoerfer / Josef-Peter Schögg in Business Strategy and the Environment

New circular business models can evolve at all stages of the life cycle of a product. Digitalisation can drive disruptive innovations, new business models and novel ways of collaboration and thus can accelerate the economic transition to more resource-efficient and circular production systems.

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Fields of application and success factors
IW-Report No. 28 23. May 2022

HR Analytics: Fields of application and success factors

Andrea Hammermann / Judith Lehr / Alexander Burstedde

In this study, the term HR analytics is used to describe data-based decision-making in HR, whereby the transitions from classic HR controlling to HR analytics, in which various data sources are combined to identify interdependencies and make predictions, are fluid. The study provides an overview of the potential of HR analytics and the success factors for its introduction and use.

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How circular are companies?
IW-Report No. 27 20. May 2022

Circular Business Models: How circular are companies?

Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan / Carmen Schleicher / Edgar Schmitz

On the way to climate neutrality, the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy plays an important role. Resource cycles can be implemented in different ways in companies.

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Integration through professional recognition for refugees from the Ukraine
IW-Report No. 25 19. May 2022

Integration through professional recognition for refugees from the Ukraine

Dirk Werner / Anika Jansen / Sarah Pierenkemper / Helen Hickmann / Maria Garb

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has triggered a wave of refugees, in the course of which many Ukrainians have already come to Germany and more are still to come. For the refugees, protection, childcare and family care are priorities.

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