DIW Econ conducted the third study on the economic impact of the gypsum industry on behalf of the Federal Association of the Gypsum Industry. In this update, the study focuses on the year 2020 and examines the entire Harz region, including the previously examined southern Harz region.
Overall, the economic activities of gypsum mining and producing companies in the Harz region generated gross value-added effects of 318.9 million euros throughout Germany in 2020, of which 153.3 million euros were generated in the Harz region itself. At the same time, the companies in the gypsum industry secured over 4,600 jobs in Germany.
DIW Econ GmbH was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) to evaluate the “buyer principle” introduced in 2015 for the marketing of rental properties. Since then, this principle has obliged the initiator of a brokerage service to pay for it (“whoever orders, pays”). The evaluation examines whether the law’s objectives have been achieved and additionally identifies potential needs for an amendment to the law.
The current study by DIW Econ, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, DIW Berlin, commissioned by the Bavarian SPD state parliamentary group, examines how the Free State of Bavaria can achieve a just transition into a emission neutral future. For this purpose, the study discusses specific social-ecological measures for the upcoming political reorientation in the sectors of energy, transport, buildings and industry.
In the current issue of DIW Berlin: Politikberatung kompakt 168, DIW Econ and Prof Dr Claudia Kemfert, Dr Claus Michelsen as well as Dr Marius Clemens of the DIW Berlin analyse the macroeconomic impacts and climate protection effects of the German Reconstruction and Resilience Plan (DARP) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF). The goals of the DARP are to stabilise the economy and promote economic transformation.
Due to the planned partial financing from the European Reconstruction and Resilience Facility (ARF), the impact analysis of the DARP not only quantifies the economic and financial policy effects but also evaluates the effects of the DARP measures with regard to the requirements of the European Commission, which were defined in a predefined catalogue of criteria.
Successful business transfers ensure continuity of production and business relations, preserve employment, and uphold the value of assets. Since 99% of businesses in the EU are SMEs, it is evident that an overwhelming majority of business transfers occur within this group of companies. Business transfers are therefore a natural part of SME policy. Informed policymaking requires a solid evidence base.
However, data on business transfers are generally fragmented, often outdated, and not comparable across the EU Member States. Therefore, this study by DIW Econ on behalf of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the European Commission seeks to improve the evidence base on business transfers in the EU Member States.