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  • Research Project

    Measurement of the Digitalisation of the German Economy

    The purpose of the project is to measure the digitalisation of the German economy and to track its development over time. The results will serve as an evidence-based framework for decision makers in policy and business. The project comprises several topics. DIW Berlin focuses on the analysis of the productivity effects of digitization.

    Current Project| Firms and Markets
  • DIW Weekly Report 43 / 2019

    Productivity: Urban-Rural Differences Affect Productivity More Than East-West Differences

    Following reunification, productivity in eastern Germany grew rapidly. A strong industrial sector is key to a thriving German economy. However, the narrowing of the industrial productivity gap between eastern and western Germany has come to a standstill since the financial and economic crisis and the gap remains considerable today. Nevertheless, when comparing similar regions in eastern and western ...

    2019| Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
  • Externe Monographien

    Knowledge-Based Capital and Firm Productivity

    Berlin: TU Berlin, 2019, 132, XXVI S. | Marie Le Mouel
  • Diskussionspapiere 1788 / 2019

    Agglomeration Economies and the Firm TFP: Different Effects across Industries

    This paper analyzes the effect of agglomeration economies on firms’ total factor productivity. We propose the use of a control function approach to overcome the econometric issue inherent to the two-stage approach commonly used in the literature. Estimations are conducted separately for four industry groups, defined by technological intensity, to allow for non-uniform effects of agglomeration economies ...

    2019| Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Adjusting to Robots: Worker-Level Evidence

    23.11.2018| Speaker
  • Research Project

    International Comparison of the Sectoral Knowledge Capital

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets
  • Research Project

    Increasing Differences in Productivity

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets
  • Research Project

    Inclusive Productivity

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets
  • Press Release

    Company productivity increases with more knowledge-based capital

    First study using official company records — more knowledge-based capital increases productivity — some sectors are already investing more in knowledge-based capital than in machines and buildings — economic policy must take a holistic approach towards investments Every year in Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested in knowledge-based capital, such as research and development ...

    01.02.2018
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

    Company Productivity Increases with More Knowledge-Based Capital

    In Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested every year in knowledge-based capital, which encompasses assets such as research and development, software and databases, organizational capital, marketing and advertising, and technical design. Yet investments in traditional capital (such as machinery and non-residential buildings) still significantly outweigh knowledge investments, standing at over ...

    2018| Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
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