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  • Diskussionspapiere 1732 / 2018

    Business Cycles and Start-Ups across Industries: An Empirical Analysis of German Regions

    We analyze whether start-up rates in different industries systematically change with business cycle variables. Using a unique data set at the industry level, we mostly find correlations that are consistent with counter-cyclical influences of the business cycle on entries in both innovative and non-innovative industries. Entries into the largescale industries, including the innovative part of manufacturing, ...

    2018| Alexander Konon, Michael Fritsch, Alexander S. Kritikos
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    The Valley of Death, the Technology Pork Barrel, and Public Support for Large Demonstration Projects

    Moving non-incremental innovations from the pilot scale to full commercial scale raises questions about the need and implementation of public support. Heuristics from the literature put policy makers in a dilemma between addressing a market failure and acknowledging a government failure: incentives for private investments in large scale demonstrations are weak (the valley of death) but the track record ...

    In: Energy Policy 119 (2018), S. 154-167 | Gregory F. Nemet, Vera Zipperer, Martina Kraus
  • Diskussionspapiere 1664 / 2017

    A Retrospective Evaluation of the GDF/Suez Merger: Effects on Gas Hub Prices

    We present an ex-post analysis of the effects of GDF’s acquisition of Suez in 2006 created one of the world’s largest energy companies. We perform an econometric analysis, based on Difference-in-Difference techniques on the market for trading on the Zeebrugge gas hub in Belgium. Removing barriers to entry and facilitating access to the hub through ownership unbundling were an important part of the ...

    2017| Elena Argentesi, Albert Banal-Estanol, Jo Seldeslachts, Meagan Andrews
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 41 / 2017

    Financial Literacy Promotes Financial Inclusion in Both Poor and Rich Countries

    For social and economic reasons, national economies benefit from the inclusion of as many people as possible in financial services. In a cross country study, the present study shows that financial literacy for the general population promotes financial inclusion. This relationship goes beyond the effect of higher economic or financial development. And the effect of higher levels of financial literacy ...

    2017| Antonia Grohmann, Lukas Menkhoff
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    FTR Allocations to Ease Transition to Nodal Pricing: An Application to the German Power System

    A shift from zonal to nodal pricing improves the efficiency of system operation. However, resulting price changes also shift surplus across generation and loads at different locations. As individual actors can lose, they might oppose any reform. We explore how allocation of financial transmission rights can be used to mitigate the distributional impact. The fundamental effects with regard to reference ...

    In: Energy Economics 60 (2016), S. 176-185 | Friedrich Kunz, Karsten Neuhoff, Juan Rosellón
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    Do Media Data Help to Predict German Industrial Production?

    In an uncertain world, decisions by market participants are based on expectations. Therefore, sentiment indicators reflecting expectations have a proven track record at predicting economic variables. However, survey respondents largely perceive the world through media reports. Here, we want to make use of that. We employ a rich dataset provided by Media Tenor International, based on sentiment analysis ...

    In: Journal of Forecasting 36 (2017), 5, S. 483-496 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Dirk Ulbricht, Tobias Thomas
  • Press Release

    Industrial Development: Germany and France 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 Germany and France. The manufacturing industry in Germany was able to maintain its position within the national economy, halting ...

  • Diskussionspapiere 949 / 2009

    Inefficiency in the German Mechanical Engineering Sector

    This paper aims to examine the relative efficiency of German engineering firms using a sample of roughly 23,000 observations between 1995 and 2004. As these firms had been successful in the examination period in terms of output- and export-growth, it is expected that a majority of firms is operating quite efficiently and that the density of efficiency scores is skewed to the left. Moreover, as the ...

    2009| Alexander Schiersch
  • Weekly Report 16 / 2010

    Mechanical Engineering: Medium-Sized Companies with Highest Savings Potential

    The German mechanical engineering industry, dominated by medium-sized companies, is greatly successful - both on the domestic and on the international market. A first analysis conducted by DIW Berlin reveals that this success cannot be attributed to a better exploitation of potential efficiencies - mechanical engineering is about as efficient as other key sectors (for instance the chemical industry). ...

    2010| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
  • Diskussionspapiere 149 / 1997

    The Computer Software Industry in East and West: Do Eastern European Countries Need a Specific Science and Technology Policy?

    National science and technology (S&T) systems are often mentioned as a condition for competitiveness of high technology sectors. Therefore, public S&T policies should actively support the development of national S&T systems. In particular in Eastern Europe an active S&T policy is often demanded to support the development of the supposed domestic "high technology potential". This paper shows that this ...

    1997| Jürgen Bitzer
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