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Diskussionspapiere 1837 / 2019

Energy Outlooks Compared: Global and Regional Insights

We compare prominent global energy scenarios of organisations and companies. We supplement the analysis with four own scenarios, which were derived from structured analytic techniques in combination with a numerical global energy and resource market model (Multimod). Our study provides three central contributions: (i) a compact survey of selected outlooks with meta characteristics (conceptual nature, ...

2019| Dawud Ansari, Franziska Holz, Hashem al-Kuhlani
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3 / 2019

Financial Constraints of Firms with Environmental Innovation

Anhand des Mannheimer Innovationspanels untersuchen wir, ob Umweltinnovatoren (Environmental Innovator Firms, EIFs) einen höheren Finanzbedarf haben und finanziell stärker eingeschränkt sind als Nicht-Umweltinnovatoren (Non-Environmental Innovator Firms, OIFs). Unser empirischer Befund besagt, dass Firmen, die Umwelttechnologien einsetzen mit größerer Wahrscheinlichkeit einen latenten Finanzbedarf ...

2019| Febi Jensen, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
Monographien

Markets, Regulation, Policies and Institutions for Transition in the Electricity Sector: Insights from the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub

Melbourne, Potsdam: Energy Transition Hub, 2019, 11 S. | Frank Jotzo, Michael Pahle, Wolf-Peter Schill, Anita Talberg, Kelvin Say, Lion Hirth, Anselm Eicke, Christian Flachsland, Christian Gambardella, Luke Haywood, Andreas Loeschel
DIW Weekly Report 40/41 / 2019

A New Climate for Europe: 2030 Climate Targets Must Be More Ambitious

Amidst other national and global climate protection initiatives, the new EU Commission under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen is facing the challenge of concretely following through on previous announcements regarding an ambitious climate policy. Specifically, action must be taken to raise the 2030 climate targets and the 2050 long-term strategy must be revised in adherence with the Paris Agreement. ...

2019| Pao-Yu Oei, Karlo Hainsch, Konstantin Löffler, Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 1820 / 2019

Green Public Procurement and the Innovation Activities of Firms

This paper provides first empirical insights on the relationship between green public procurement (GPP) and firms' innovation activities. Considering that the public sector is a large buyer in the economy, public procurement is able to work as demand-pull factor for new products and thus innovations - given that the procurement is aimed at such objectives. GPP is specifically implemented to contribute ...

2019| Vera Zipperer
DIW Weekly Report 35/36 / 2019

Research and Development Abroad: German Companies Focus on Strengths Similar to Those at Home

More than one in four patents that major German companies apply for is based on inventions from their research laboratories abroad. In three quarters of the cases, the companies have focused on technologies in which they are very strong at home. Therefore, to a great extent the technological research and development performance at their home location determines the innovative power of globally active ...

2019| Heike Belitz, Anna Lejpras, Maximilian Priem
DIW Roundup 133 / 2019

Insolvency Regimes and Economic Outcomes

When in distress, a firm may need restructuring or liquidation; in either case, legal uncertainty compounds the difficulty. Sound and efficient insolvency regimes are important as these not just positively affect investment, innovation, and economic growth, but also the supply and cost of credit. The design of appropriate insolvency frameworks in Europe is, however, still controversial. The debate ...

2019| Tatsiana Kliatskova, Loïc Baptiste Savatier
DIW Weekly Report 31 / 2019

German Economy Needs to Invest More in Knowledge Capital

The efficiency of the German economy is powered by its knowledge-intensive industrial and services sectors. Yet the use of knowledge capital to drive innovation and productivity in Germany is rather low compared to other European countries and the United States. Germany is clearly lagging behind, especially in the services sector. The same applies to the industrial sector, where German businesses are ...

2019| Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2019

Competitiveness and Convergence: Trade, Merger Control, Industry, and Innovation: Reports

2019| Tomaso Duso, Martin Gornig, Alexander S. Kritikos, Malte Rieth, Axel Werwatz
Diskussionspapiere 1780 / 2019

Housing Rent Dynamics and Rent Regulation in St. Petersburg (1880-1917)

This article studies the evolution of housing rents in St. Petersburg between 1880 and 1917, covering an eventful period of Russian and world history. We collect and digitize over 5,000 rental advertisements from a local newspaper, which we use together with geo-coded addresses and detailed structural characteristics to construct a quality-adjusted rent price index in continuous time. We provide the ...

2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Leonid Limonov, Sofie R. Waltl
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