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Event

Aligning finance with the Paris Agreement and unlocking $100 billion –

On Thursday 4 November, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) will hold an EU side event together with the World Resources Institute, Perspectives Climate Group, Frankfurt School and Climate Action Network on climate financing at the COP26. Leading European researchers will present their latest insights into aligning international financial flows with the goals of the Paris...

04.11.2021| Carolyn Neunuebel, Philipp Censkowsky, Pieter Pauw, Tasneem Essop , Catherine Marchewitz, Karsten Neuhoff
Event

Sustainable Finance for Climate Mitigation - The Role of the Financial Sector in Achieving Net-Zero

The financial sector has an important role in the transition towards a net-zero economy. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel (ifo Institute) this panel will discuss policy options for the financial sector. Karsten Löffler (Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany) will hold a keynote on the recommendations of the German Sustainable Finance Committee. Four panelists will then add...

03.11.2021| Karen Pittel, Karsten Löffler, Kai Lessmann, Frank Schiemann, Christa Clapp, Franziska Schütze
Conference

BCCP Online Panel 2021

The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms - is profoundly affecting the way we interact and opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers are benefiting from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, the characteristics of platform...

18.06.2021| Cristina Caffarra, Isabelle de Silva, Amelia Fletcher, Fiona Scott Morton, Monika Schnitzer, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Tomaso Duso, Pauline Affeldt
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from Nationwide Natural Field Experiments

07.06.2021| Robert Metcalfe (University of Southern California)
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Merger, Product Variety and Firm Entry: the Retail Craft Beer Market in California

01.03.2021| Ying Fan, University of Michigan
Diskussionspapiere 1987 / 2021

Competitors’ Reactions to Big Tech Acquisitions: Evidence from Mobile Apps

Since 2010, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft (GAFAM) have acquired more than 400 companies. Competition authorities did not scrutinize most of these transactions and blocked none. This raised concerns that GAFAM acquisitions target potential competitors yet fly under the radar of current merger control due to the features of the digital economy. We empirically study the competitive effects ...

2021| Pauline Affeldt, Reinhold Kesler
Externe referierte Aufsätze

A 2050 Perspective on the Role for Carbon Capture and Storage in the European Power System and Industry Sector

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) might be a central technology to reach the decarbonisation goals of the European energy system. However, CCS deployment faces multiple economic, technological, and infrastructure challenges. Related literature tends to only focus on certain aspects of the CCS technology or to be limited to a particular sector perspective. In contrast, this paper presents a holistic ...

In: Energy Economics 104 (2021), 105631, 18 S. | Franziska Holz, Tim Scherwath, Pedro Crespo del Granado, Christian Skar, Luis Olmos, Quentin Ploussard, Andrés Ramos, Andrea Herbst
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Fertility as a Driver of Maternal Employment

Based on findings from high-income countries, typically economists hypothesize that having more children unambiguously decreases the time mothers spend in the labor market. Few studies on lower-income countries, in which low household wealth, informal child care, and informal employment opportunities prevail, find mixed results. Using Mexican census data, I do not find evidence for negative employment ...

In: Labour Economics 72 (2021), 102048, 16 S. | Julia Schmieder
Monographien

Chances and Obstacles to Strengthening the Paris Agreement: The Case of Resource-Rich Countries

Dieses Hintergrund­papier stellt wissen­schaft­liche Erkennt­nisse vor, die sich mit den grund­legenden Heraus­forderungen ressourcen­reicher Länder bei der Dekar­bo­nisierung ihrer Wirt­schaft beschäftigen. Es zeigt sich eine eher skeptische Ein­schät­zung des aktuellen Klima­ambitions­niveaus vieler dieser Länder sowie der Erwartungen hinsichtlich der Erreichung nicht nur der aktuellen NDCs, sondern ...

Berlin: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 2021, 15 S.
(Background Paper for the Forum Climate Economics ; 7)
| Karen Pittel, Franziska Holz, Sonja Peterson, Dawud Ansari, Carlo Gallier, Achim Hagen, Marcel Lumkowsky, Donia Mahabadi, Angelika Vogt, Marie-Theres von Schickfus
Diskussionspapiere 1931 / 2021

A Retrospective Study of State Aid Control in the German Broadband Market

We provide an evaluation of the impact of public subsidy schemes that aimed to support the development of basic broadband infrastructure in rural areas of Germany. Such subsidies are subject to state aid control by the European Commission (EC). While the EC increasingly recognises the role of economic analysis in controlling public aid to companies, there are to date no full retrospective studies performed ...

2021| Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts
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