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Winners of Global Economy Prize Announced

medaille_wwp.jpgThe winners of the Global Economy Prize 2018 have been revealed. Awarded by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in partnership with the City of Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce, the prize is now being presented for the 14th time. It aims to inspire an international approach to solving the global economic challenges of our time. Read more...




Inequality Persists Over Generations

Neue und alte Schuhe - © Monstar StudioYour great-grandparents’ socio-economic status still predicts your status today, according to research by Sebastian Braun from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Jan Stuhler from the University Madrid. Their study of educational and occupational status over four generations in twentieth century Germany reveals that inequalities do not disappear quickly but can be transmitted across multiple generations. Read more...


Current Account Surplus: Policy Makers Virtually Powerless

Crane lifting bis container in yard © bugphai – iStockphotoGermany’s current account surplus is set to remain very high for the foreseeable future, with German policy makers largely unable to prevent it. Due to either political or technical obstacles, there is little chance that specific measures to reduce the German current account balance can be implemented on the necessary scale. That is the finding of a report prepared by the Kiel Institute on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance. Read more...