LERN 2018

The next LERN Annual Research Meeting (only available in German) on will take place on 26th and 27th April at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) in Tübingen.

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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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Press Releases

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IFO on 22.05.2018, 01:00 h
Brexit Effect Less Worrying for the Economy in Hessen

The negative effects of Brexit on the overall economy in Hessen and Frankfurt-Rhine-Main will remain manageable despite the close economic ties with the UK. ?In the end, Hessen should manage Brexit better than the other German federal states?, said Prof. Mathias Mueller, President of the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) at a presentation of a study commissioned by the CCI and conducted by the ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. The reason for the less unfavourable development is the particular strength of the financial sector and business-related services in the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan region, with [...] ( more )

IFO on 18.05.2018, 09:00 h
Inequality and Economic Growth: Why the IMF and OECD Are Wrong

In rich countries income inequality goes hand in hand with economic growth. A negative correlation between inequality and growth can only be seen in particularly poor countries, according to EconPol?s latest Policy Brief by network members at the ifo Institute. ?The sweeping assertion that an unequal distribution of net income entails low economic growth is untenable, despite the fact that it was recently made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),? notes ifo President Clemens Fuest, one of the authors of the Policy Brief. ( more )

IFO on 17.05.2018, 09:00 h
German Economists Criticise Macron’s Proposals

German economists are highly sceptical about French President Emmanuel Macron?s euro proposals, according to the results of the latest Economists Panel, a survey of 129 German economics professors conducted by the ifo Institute and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. ( more )

ZEW on 15.05.2018, 12:00 h
Press Release: Economic Outlook Remains Unchanged

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany remains unchanged in the current May survey. The indicator thus stays at a level of minus 8.2 points. The long-term average is 23.4 points. The assessment of the current economic situation in Germany slightly decreased by 0.5 points, with the corresponding indicator currently standing at 87.4 points. ( more )

ZEW on 15.05.2018, 12:00 h
Press Release: A Voyage into the Future of Work: MS Wissenschaft Goes on Tour with ZEW Exhibit on Board

It?s ?anchors aweigh? for the MS Wissenschaft on 15 May 2018 in Berlin. This year, the Centre for European Economic Research?s interactive exhibit ?Fit for the job market of the future? is on board as part of a tour across Germany and Austria running until early October. ( more )

IFO on 09.05.2018, 08:00 h
German Trade Sector Suffers Clear Shortage of Skilled Staff

The shortage of skilled staff is now being clearly felt in the trade sector, according to the latest business survey conducted by the ifo Institute. ?23.9 percent of the wholesalers surveyed (excluding the automotive segment) reported a shortage of skilled staff, versus just 18.2 percent a year ago. In retailing (excluding the automotive segment) this figure was as high as 25.7 percent, versus just 18.0 percent a year ago. 25.4 percent of car dealers also reported a shortage of skilled staff compared to 22.5 percent last year. ( more )