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MEDAM’s contribution to UN Global Compact for Migration

United-Nations ©„GA am“ by United Nations Photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.jpgDestination countries should allow more skilled immigration, and help people in countries of origin to acquire the certified skills needed – to the benefit of both countries of origin and destination. These are the core messages of MEDAM researcher Matthias Lücke’s written submissions to the second multi-stakeholder hearing for the UN’s Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration which took place in Geneva in mid-October.
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DIE and IfW hand over T20 leadership to Argentinian partners

G20_Gipfel_think20dialogue_2017_Internet_RGB_L-01.jpgWashington D.C. - Representatives from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy met in Washington, D.C. with senior Argentine government and academic representatives. The meeting formally marked the transfer of the Think20 (T20) leadership to the two Argentine research institutions CARI and CIPPEC. Argentina will take over the G20 presidency from Germany at the end of this year. Read more...


Excellence Awards in Global Economic Affairs: Call for Applications

Speaker_Conference_Photo-MichaelStefan.jpgEconomists until the age of 35 are invited to apply now for the Excellence Awards 2018. The Awards honour outstanding research performance in the field of global economic affairs, and specifically pertaining to the following areas: International Trade and FDI; Knowledge Creation and Growth; Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development; Environmental Policy; Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development; Labour Market Policy; Monetary Policy; Global Macroeconomics and Global Governance; Behavioural Economics. Apply now...


Joint Economic Forecast—Upturn Remains Robust

GD_teaser1Twitter-FB_Bild_984px.jpgThe German economic upturn has gained both in terms of strength and breadth. In addition to consumer spending, external trade and investments are now also contributing to economic expansion. These are the conclusions drawn by the economic research institutes in their autumn report for the German federal government. Gross Domestic Product is likely to grow by 1.9 percent this year and by 2 percent in 2019. Read more...


Tailoring policies to country contexts key to global value chain development

unido_snower (c) Ifw/ Michael StefanGlobal value chains can be the world’s engine for development if they are shaped to be inclusive and sustainable, concluded participants of a conference organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Kiel Center for Globalization of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Read more...



Italy’s Weak Growth Is Becoming a Serious Problem

14671762292_86b1710d85_o.jpg ©M. RauckThe Italian economy is stagnating, mainly as a result of outdated labor market structures that have remained largely unaffected by recent reforms—as a new report by researchers from the Kiel Institute reveals. If Italy fails to create more and better paying jobs, especially for young people, and is unable to catch up with the rest of the European economies, the country’s enormous debt will become unsustainable long term. Read more...


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