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Productivity in Germany: No Reason for Pessimism

3dprint © flickr FryskLab - CC0.jpgOver a longer period of time, labor productivity growth in Germany has been declining. This does, however, not represent a lasting trend, but rather results form a succession of several, transitory factors. This is the finding of an analysis the Kiel Institute has undertaken on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Economics. For the time since reunification, the analysis identifies five main reasons which have dampened productivity growth. Read full analysis here (in German with English summary)

 


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...

 


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