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Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2020

Determinants of Non-cash Payments in the Eurozone: Culture Matters

Im Zuge der Corona-Pandemie hat der Einzelhandel den Einsatz von non-cash Einzelhandel vorangetrieben. Um eine Covid-Ansteckung zu verhindern, werden Kund*innen gebeten bargeldlos zu zahlen. Tatsächlich es gibt zwischen einzelnen Volkswirtschaften große Unterschiede in der Verwendung von Bargeld und bargeldlosen Zahlungen. Im Beitrag wird empirisch der Frage nachgegangen, welche Faktoren hinter diesen ...

2020| Mechthild Schrooten, Armin Varmaz
DIW Weekly Report 21 / 2022

Sanctions against Russian Oligarchs also Affect Their Companies

In February 2022, the EU Commission announced economic sanctions against Russian oligarchs. The goal was to exert pressure on the Kremlin: initially to stop deploying troops to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and ultimately to end its attack on Ukraine. The present report investigates how these sanctions affect companies headed by Russian oligarchs. The empirical findings show that after sanctions ...

2022| Franziska Bremus, Pia Hüttl
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Centralized and Decentral Approaches to Succeed the 100% Energiewende in Germany in the European Context – A Model-based Analysis of Generation, Network, and Storage Investments

In this paper, we explore centralized and more decentral approaches to succeed the energiewende in Germany, in the European context. We use the AnyMOD framework to model a future renewable-based European energy system, based on a techno-economic optimization, i.e. cost minimization with given demand, including both investment and the subsequent dispatch of capacity. The model includes 29 regions for ...

In: Energy Policy 167 (2021), 113039, 9 S. | Mario Kendziorski, Leonard Göke, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Elmar Zozmann
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The Effects of Shortening Potential Benefit Duration: Evidence from Regional Cut-offs and a Policy Reform

We quantify labour market effects of changes in the potential benefit duration (PBD) in Poland. Individual workers' PBD depends on the county unemployment rate relative to the national average---12 months of PBD above a cut-off of 125 per cent and 6 months below. This cut-off shifted from 125 to 150 per cent in a 2009 reform. We utilize (i) the natural experiment of the reform and (ii) the...

02.02.2022| Jonas Jessen
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

The Role of Ukrainian Workers in the EU

In: BSE INSIGHTS Pieces on the War in Ukraine (21.04.2022), [Online-Artikel] | Jana Hamdan
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

What if? The Economic Effects for Germany of a Stop of Energy Imports from Russia

10.05.2022| Christian Bayer, Universität Bonn

The Economic Implications of Migration

Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2021, XXX, 249 S. | Felicitas Schikora
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25 Years of European Merger Control

We study the determinants of common European merger policy over its first 25 years, from 1990 to 2014. Using a novel dataset at the level of the relevant antitrust markets and containing all relevant merger cases notified to the European Commission, we evaluate how consistently arguments related to structural market parameters – dominance, rising concentration, barriers to entry, and foreclosure – ...

In: International Journal of Industrial Organization 76 (2021), 102720, 22 S. | Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2021

Ten Years after Fukushima: Nuclear Energy Is Still Dangerous and Unreliable

The catastrophic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2011, revealed unexpected safety risks of nuclear energy once again. It also accelerated the decline of nuclear energy in the international energy sector: Nuclear energy’s share of global electricity generation fell from 17 percent in 1996 to 13 percent in 2011 to approximately ten percent in 2019, with a share of primary ...

2021| Ben Wealer, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Präger, Björn Steigerwald

Recovery as a springboard for change: Germany and the EU

As the German economy and the EU are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus is shifting to questions of long-term transformation. How can we transform our economies while also limiting climate change and preparing for its impact? The pandemic has accelerated digitalization of German firms and many have already invested to deal with climate change. At the same time, concerns about the...

15.02.2022| Franziska Brantner, Klaus Deutsch, Ambroise Fayolle, Debora Revoltella, Matthias Rumpf, Marcel Fratzscher
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