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International review of best practice in the publication of productivity statistics

On behalf of the UK Office for National Statistics, DIW Econ and London Economics have examined the productivity measures that are published by national and international statistical organisations (NISOs) around the world.

The report summarises the productivity publications of 21 NISOs and includes information on their detailed labour-, capital- and multi-factor productivity estimates and methods.

Opportunities of digitisation in markets for urban mobility: consumer demands and new providers

Sharing resources over the Internet – the so-called Sharing Economy – has become a business model for intermediary services such as Uber or Airbnb. At the same time, however, the rapid rise of these services has led to controversial discussions focusing on possible consumer benefits, risks for established providers and business models, and the need for action to ensure fair competition.

A joint study by DIW Econ and DICE Consult, commissioned by Uber, shows the opportunities and advantages that can arise for consumers when urban mobility and taxi markets are opened up.

Investment behaviour of electricity and gas network operators

Expert opinion on the investment behaviour of electricity and gas network operators within the framework of the evaluation report pursuant to § 33 (1) ARegV

As part of the evaluation process, an expert opinion was commissioned by the Federal Network Agency to DIW Econ to assess investment behaviour under the Incentive Regulation Regulation.