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Diskussionspapiere 1436 / 2014

Sovereign Risk, Interbank Freezes, and Aggregate Fluctuations

This paper studies the bank-sovereign link in a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium set-up with strategic default on public debt. Heterogeneous banks give rise to an interbank market where government bonds are used as collateral. A default penalty arises from a breakdown of interbank intermediation that induces a credit crunch. Government borrowing under limited commitment is costly ex ante as bank ...

2014| Philipp Engler, Christoph Große Steffen
DIW Economic Bulletin 11 / 2014

Eastern Germany Still Playing Economic Catch-Up

The economic gap between eastern and western Germany is still sizeable, even 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In terms of GDP per inhabitant and productivity, eastern Germany has attained nearly three-quarters of western German levels, respectively. Since some years, the catch-up process is advancing very slowly indeed. The main reason for low productivity is the lack of highly skilled jobs. ...

2014| Karl Brenke
Monographien

Sovereign Risk, Interbank Freezes, and Aggregate Fluctuations

This paper studies the bank-sovereign link in a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium set-up with strategic default on public debt. Heterogeneous banks give rise to an interbank market where government bonds are used as collateral. A default penalty arises from a breakdown of interbank intermediation that induces a credit crunch. Government borrowing under limited commitment is costly ex ante as bank ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2014, 56 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2014,35)
| Philipp Engler, Christoph Große Steffen
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 86 / 2014

Eine Arbeitslosenversicherung für den Euroraum als automatischer Stabilisator: Grenzen und Möglichkeiten

2014| Sebastian Dullien, Ferdinand Fichtner, Peter Haan, Laslo Jaeger, Max Jansen, Richard Ochmann, Erik Tomasch
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Short-Time Work: The German Answer to the Great Recession

At the height of the economic crisis in mid-2009, the number of Germany's shorttime workers peaked at 1.5 million. Unemployment would otherwise have increased by approximately twice as much as it did. But while short-time work certainly helped to cushion the labour market impact of the crisis in Germany, the authors caution that the country's specific circumstances preclude simple generalizations regarding ...

In: International Labour Review 152 (2013), 2, S. 287-305 | Karl Brenke, Ulf Rinne, Klaus F. Zimmermann
Diskussionspapiere 1281 / 2013

Business Cycles, Unemployment and Entrepreneurial Entry: First Evidence from Germany

We investigate whether people become more willingly self-employed during boom periods or in recessions and to what extent it is the business cycle or the employment status influencing entry rates into entrepreneurship. Our analysis for Germany reveals that start-up activities are positively influenced by unemployment rates and that the cyclical component of real GDP has a negative effect. This implies ...

2013| Michael Fritsch, Alexander S. Kritikos, Katharina Pijnenburg
DIW Economic Bulletin 2 / 2013

Industrial Development: France and Germany Drifting Apart

The significance of the manufacturing sector for the economies of both the European Union and the euro area has declined dramatically over the past ten years. However, development varied between the individual member states, which is particularly evident in a comparison between France and Germany. The manufacturing industry in Germany was able to maintain its position within the national economy, halting ...

2013| Karl Brenke
DIW Economic Bulletin 7 / 2013

Sharp Drop in Youth Unemployment in Germany but Regional Differences Remain

Youth unemployment in Germany has fallen to its lowest level since reunification. Between 2005 and 2012, unemployment among under 25 year olds has more than halved. By international standards, Germany is in an exceptionally strong position. Nowhere in Europe is youth unemployment lower. However, this is not so much due to structural improvements or positive labor market growth than to demographic change: ...

2013| Karl Brenke
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