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Kiel Institute for the World Economy advises European Parliament
European flags © Jorisvo – iStockphotoAs of now the Kiel Institute for the World Economy advises the European Parliament on issues related to monetary and economic policy. In particular the Kiel Institute will prepare surveys on current issues of currency and monetary policies in the Euro Area in order to brace the European Parliament for regular discussions with the European Central Bank (EZB). A first survey is analyzing the risks of “Quantitative Easing”, comparing the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. more...


Business Cycle Forecast of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
German economy on the road to overheating - Euro area shows moderate recovery - Global economy expanding slightly stronger

German GDP is expected to increase by 1.8 percent this year and 2.0 percent next year. In 2015, economic activity is mainly driven by consumer spending and housing constructions, complemented by corporate investment spending as the second growth pillar next year. Euro area GDP growth accelerated slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014. Overall, we expect a GDP growth of 1.3 percent in 2015 and 1.7 percent in 2016. World economic growth is expected to accelerate from 3.5 percent last year to 3.7 and 4.0 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively, on a PPP-weighted basis. more...


Laureates of the Global Economy Prize 2015 declared

medaille_wwp.jpgThe renowned Kiel Institute Global Economy Prize will this year go to former Soviet head of state Michail Gorbatschow, to General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, to entrepreneurs Kristine and Douglas Tompkins as well as to economist Sir Christopher A. Pissarides. The personalities will be honored as masterminds of a cosmopolitan, market oriented and caring society by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the City of Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry. more...


Kiel Institute Summer School on Innovation, Employment and Growth in the Global Economy

Foto IfWThe recent wave of innovation, in particular the ICT revolution, had a deep impact on countries worldwide. It also led to a reassessment of the effects which innovation has on our economies. How do innovations spread over space and time? How do they affect the global organization of production? What are the implications for economic growth and employment? The summer school will address these issues and discuss appropriate policy responses. Here you can find more Information on speakers, schedule and application. more...


Economy pushed by low oil price and low interest rates

world on numbers © lily - Fotolia.comThe global economy and the German economy are regaining momentum. World economic growth is expected to strengthen gradually over the coming two years according to the latest Kiel Institute forecast.The German GDP is to increase by 1.7 percent in 2015 and 1.9 percent in 2016. Initially, growth will be driven in particular by private consumption. more...