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DIW Economic Bulletin 45/46 / 2015

Integrating Refugees: A Long-Term, Worthwhile Investment

The debate about the massive influx of refugees into Germany often focuses solely on the short-term costs. But while these expenditures are bound to be substantial inthe coming years, the discussion neglects the long-term economic potential of a successful integration of refugees—often, young people—which can transform the initial expenditure into a worthwhile investment. Even if many of the refugees’ ...

2015| Marcel Fratzscher, Simon Junker
DIW Economic Bulletin 39 / 2015

Distribution of Refugees Very Uneven among EU Member States - Even When Accounting for Economic Strength and Total Population

The European Union is currently experiencing its largest influx of asylum seekers in years. Yet the distribution of these refugees across the member states is highly uneven: Large countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as the Eastern European countries (apart from Hungary), have received relatively few asylum seekers. Far more refugees are headed to Central Europe, ...

2015| Karl Brenke
DIW Economic Bulletin 32/33 / 2015

The Vast Majority of Employees in Germany Are Satisfied with Their Jobs

The vast majority of workers rate their professional occupations positively; only one in eight is unhappy with his or her job. This has been the case for the past 20 years. There is little difference in the degree of satisfaction between genders, workers in West Germany and East Germany, or among different age groups. Even the level of compensation and the nature of the work itself do not exert any ...

2015| Karl Brenke
DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2015

Growing Importance of Women in the German Labor Market

An increasing share of the working-age population is active in the German labor market. In particular, the number of women participating in the labor force has grown. The more highly qualified they are, the greater their participation in the labor market — and the level of qualification among women has increased considerably, now approaching that of men. Regardless of their qualifications, women’s ...

2015| Karl Brenke
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Euro Area-Wide Unemployment Insurance: Useless, Desirable, or Indispensable?

In: David Natali (Ed.) , Social Developments in the European Union 2013: Fifteenth Annual Report
Brüssel: ETUI
S. 115-130
| Ferdinand Fichtner

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 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
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