Economic Bulletin 6 / 1995
1995| Ulrich Weißenburger
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 ...
DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2012
Between 2000 and 2009, China became the second largest industrialized nation, while manufacturing industries in other emerging and many Eastern European countries also experienced very strong growth. However, Germany was largely able to maintain its share of global industrial output. In 2009, as in 2000, Germany's value added share represented around 6.5 percent. This shows that Germany as an industrial ...
2012| Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
Weekly Report 16 / 2010
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
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
Diskussionspapiere 949 / 2009
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
Refereed essays Web of Science
India had a highly restrictive industrial and trade policy regime until the end of the1960s. This regime while succeeding to some extent in creating a diversified industrial base introduced gross inefficiencies in many sectors of the economy. Beginning in the early 1970s, Indian economic policies have been marked by deregulation, decontrol and progressive liberalization. In this paper, we assess the ...
29 (2001), 9, S. 715-724
| Puran Mongia, Katja Schumacher, Jayant Sathaye
Economic Bulletin 4 / 1997
1997| Kurt Hornschild
Communist Economies & Economic Transformation
10 (1998), 4, S. 451-465
| Christian von Hirschhausen
Diskussionspapiere 496 / 2005
Recent literature on the workhorse model of intra-industry trade has explored heterogeneous cost structures at the firm level. These approaches have proven to add realism and predictive power. This note shows, however, that this added realism also implies that there may exist a positive bilateral tariff that maximizes national and world welfare. Applying one of the simplest specifications possible, ...
2005| Jan G. Jorgensen, Philipp J. H. Schröder