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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Its Contribution to Climate Neutrality

    The EU Taxonomy is the first standardised and comprehensive classification system for sustainable economic activities. It covers activities responsible for up to 80% of EU greenhouse gas emissions and may play an important role in channelling investments into low-carbon technologies by helping investors to make informed decisions. However, especially in transition sectors much depends on the stringency ...

    In: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment 14 (2024), 1, S. 128–160 | Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Where Do They Care? The ECB in the Media and Inflation Expectations

    This paper examines how news coverage of the European Central Bank (ECB) affects consumer inflation expectations in the four largest euro area countries. Utilizing a unique dataset of multilingual European news articles, we measure the impact of ECB-related inflation news on inflation expectations. Our results indicate that German and Italian consumers are more attentive to this news, whereas in Spain ...

    In: Applied Economics Letters (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-12-13] | Vegard Høghaug Larsen, Nicolò Maffei-Faccioli, Laura Pagenhardt
  • Blog Marcel Fratzscher

    Is France’s Economy Now Stronger than Germany’s?

    While the French economy demonstrates remarkable resilience, Germany’s growth engine appears to be sputtering. But the two economies are more interdependent than ever, and their size implies that they must work together to reform and strengthen the European Union if they are to assert their influence globally. BERLIN – The contrast between the French and German economies has rarely appeared so stark. ...

    28.12.2023| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Event

    Global Tax Evasion: How large is the problem and what to do about it?

    Is global tax evasion falling or rising? Are new issues emerging, and if so, what are they? Have governments been effective in addressing tax evasion over the past 10 years? What has worked so far and what are some policies for the future? Gabriel Zucman, founding director of the EU Tax Observatory, and Sarah Godar will present key result from the inaugural Global Tax Evasion Report. The report...

    02.11.2023| Gabriel Zucman, Gerhard Schick, Christian Traxler, Charlotte Bartels, Sarah Godar
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    BigTech and Start-Ups: Multi-Product Mergers and Innovation

    The acquisitions of startups by Google, Amazon, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have steadily increased over the past years and have become more diversified. The current discussion about strategic motives for such acquisitions is vivid – especially in light of present concerns about the market power of gatekeepers, faster technological advances and digitalization. The principal question remains whether...

    01.11.2023| Claudia Salim, University of Klagenfurt
  • Event

    Cancelled: 10th BCCP Research Day

    Leibniz ScienceCampusBerlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) Research Day At this BCCP Research Day (formerly known as BCCP Forum), Fellows will give short pitches of their current research. Since we also want to have enough time for discussions and networking, we plan long coffee breaks between the presentation sessions as well as get-together afterwards. The event will bring together all...

    17.10.2023
  • Research Project

    EU Tax Observatory

    The EU Tax Observatory is an independent research laboratory hosted at the Paris School of Economics and DIW is the national cooperation partner.  It conducts innovative research on taxation, contributes to a democratic and inclusive debate on the future of taxation, and fosters a dialogue between the scientific community, civil society, and policymakers in the European Union and worldwide.

    Current Project| Macroeconomics, Forecasting and Economic Policy
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Government Ownership and Competition: Evidence from the European Airline Industry

    This paper empirically analyses the impact of government ownership on competition in monopoly and duopoly markets. We use the European Airline Industry as a laboratory. In our empirical strategy we exploit two sources of exogenous variations that allow us to cleanly filter out the effect of government ownership on the likelihood of exit. First, we study government ownership that was triggered by a...

    17.05.2023| Christina Stadler, DIW Berlin
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Free Allocation and Exports

    The European Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) is the key policy tool of the EU to reduce GHG emissions. To prevent carbon leakage, most of the emission permits have been allocated for free in the industrial sector. A carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) will be introduced end of 2023 as an alternative carbon leakage protection instrument. However, the CBAM will only gradually replace free...

    19.04.2023| Robin Sogalla, DIW Berlin
  • Research Project

    Collection of key qualitative and quantitative information on the European Commission's merger decisions

    The main purpose of the project is to put together a comprehensive database including qualitative and quantitative information from past merger cases, which would enable DG Competition to produce statistical reports which could serve as an input to DG Competition's decision making practice in relation to EU merger control, both for operational and for policy purposes.

    Current Project| Firms and Markets
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