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The next Forum On Educational Policy (information in German only). with the topic "Early Childhood Education" will take place on 25th September at the Landesvertretung Schleswig-Holstein in Berlin.

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ZEW on 15.08.2018, 12:00 h
Press Release: ZEW Strengthens Research Cooperation with Fudan University in Shanghai

The Centre for European Economic Research and Fudan University have agreed to continue their monthly monitoring of China?s economic development and have expanded their cooperation in the area of fiscal policy issues. After five years of successful collaborative partnership, the two institutions now signed an agreement in Mannheim and Shanghai, setting the course for a fruitful cooperation for a further five years. ( more )

ZEW on 14.08.2018, 12:00 h
Press Release: Economic Expectations Improve but Remain in Negative Territory

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany recorded an increase of 11.0 points in August 2018 and now stands at minus 13.7 points. Despite this marked increase, the indicator still remains significantly below its long-term average value of 23.0 points. The assessment of the current economic situation in Germany remains largely unchanged, with the corresponding indicator rising slightly by 0.2 points to a current reading of 72.6 points. ( more )

IFO on 09.08.2018, 09:00 h
Selon l'Institut ifo, le climat économique mondial se détériore à nouveau

Le climat économique mondial s'est à nouveau détérioré, selon l'Institut ifo. L'indice a chuté au troisième trimestre, passant de 16,5 à 2,9 points, retrouvant ainsi son niveau du premier trimestre 2017. L'évaluation de la situation actuelle par les experts s'est certes fortement dégradée, mais elle se situe encore à un niveau élevé. Les prévisions ont cependant très fortement chuté et se situent à leur niveau le plus bas depuis fin 2011. La conjoncture mondiale connaît encore un sérieux coup de frein. ( more )

IFO on 09.08.2018, 09:00 h
ifo World Economic Climate Deteriorates Further

The ifo World Economic Climate deteriorated further in the third quarter. The indicator dropped from 16.5 points to 2.9 points in this quarter, returning to more or less the same level as in the first quarter of 2017. Although experts? assessments of the current economic situation deteriorated significantly, they nevertheless remain at a high level. Their economic expectations, by contrast, were scaled back considerably, falling to their lowest level since the end of 2011. The world economy has slowed to a crawl. ( more )

DIW on 08.08.2018, 09:38 h
Low tax burden for passenger cars in Germany; reform of vehicle and fuel taxation needed

Abstract: In a systematic European comparison of taxes and duties on passenger cars, Germany is in the lower third – Taxes on passenger cars neither raise enough revenue nor provide sufficient incentives for less polluting passenger car traffic. Germany needs to reform its passenger car and fuel taxation and make a gradual increase in the diesel tax a priority. This is the conclusion reached by Uwe Kunert, a transport economist at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) who systematically analyzed and compared passenger car tax systems for 30 European countries (EU-28, Norway, and Switzerland) in a new study. “The [...] ( more )

IFO on 08.08.2018, 09:00 h
ifo : Améliorer la constitution de patrimoine pour le grand public en Allemagne

Pour lutter contre les inégalités, l'Institut ifo a demandé que la constitution de patrimoine pour le grand public soit facilitée et que le versement des prestations sociales ne s'arrête pas brutalement à partir d'un certain seuil de revenu. ( more )

IFO on 08.08.2018, 08:00 h
ifo: Making it Easier for More People to Accumulate Wealth

The ifo Institute has called on the German government to fight inequality by making it easier for the majority of citizens to accumulate wealth; and to stop abruptly cutting off social benefits at certain income levels. ( more )

ZEW on 06.08.2018, 12:00 h
Press Release: The Energy Sector Sets its Sights on Battery Storage for the Future

To ensure the widespread use of renewable energies in electricity generation, some kind of storage solution is necessary. Batteries and heat accumulators are set to play a particularly prominent role in this area over the coming decade. Along with investment costs, the environmental sustainability and social acceptance of these solutions are important factors in their successful further development. This is the main finding of the latest ZEW Energy Market Barometer, a survey carried out among energy market experts in Germany by the Centre for European Economic Research , Mannheim. ( more )

IFO on 03.08.2018, 09:00 h
Le climat des affaires dans la zone euro chute à nouveau, selon l'Institut ifo

l'atmosphère se refroidit dans la zone euro. Le climat des affaires selon l'Institut ifo a enregistré une chute, passant de 31,1 à 19,6 points. Alors que l'estimation de la situation par les experts s'est légèrement détériorée, les prévisions se sont fortement assombries et ont atteint leur valeur la plus basse depuis fin 2012. Cela indique un affaiblissement de la conjoncture dans la zone euro. ( more )