On behalf of Wiener Komfortwohnungen GmbH, DIW Econ, headed by Konstantin A. Kholodilin, determined the housing requirements in nine selected European cities up to the year 2030. The housing demand is derived from the total number of flats that would have to be completed by 2030 to meet the expected demand.
Advancement by entering the labour market
The Hartz reforms of 2003 to 2005 are among the most far-reaching labour market reforms in recent German history. On the one hand, critics criticise the negative consequences of a large low-wage sector by European standards, in particular the fact that many workers remain in low-paid employment. On the other hand, supporters of the Hartz reforms see this as confirmation of successful activation policies.
Under the direction of DIW Econ Senior Research Associate Prof Dr Timm Bönke, DIW Econ is examining the impact of the activation policy aspects of the Hartz reforms on behalf of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and the Labour Market and Social Security Panel (PASS), they conducted extensive analyses of thousands of unemployment biographies of people who have managed to enter the labour market since the 2005 labour market reforms.
The low-wage sector in Germany – Trap or springboard for employees?
Around the turn of the millennium, the number of unemployed people in Germany increased significantly. As a result, the then Federal Government favoured the emergence of a relatively large low-wage sector through various labour market reforms.
Under the direction of Dr Markus M. Grabka, DIW Econ conducted a comprehensive analysis of the structure of the low-wage sector and the associated mobility dynamics based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
The nine-point plan: employment and climate change effects of a green recovery plan
On behalf of Greenpeace, DIW Econ GmbH, together with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), has for the first time calculated the employment and climate protection effects of selected green economic stimulus packages. For this purpose, nine packages of measures for a climate-oriented economic stimulus package in the energy, transport, buildings, industry and land-use sectors were compiled from a total of 285 collected proposals for economic stimulus measures: The nine-point plan. The packages of measures contained in this plan allow both short-term employment effects and a medium and long-term resilient, climate-friendly economy.ise.
The economic importance of advertising
published as DIW Berlin – Politikberatung kompakt 115
DIW Econ was commissioned by the Zentralverband der deutschen Werbewirtschaft ZAW e.V. (Central Association of the German Advertising Industry) and the Gesamtverband Kommunikationsagenturen GWA e.V. (General Association of Communications Agencies) to investigate the economic significance of advertising. By providing information, advertising has an economic significance that goes beyond its role as a communication tool for companies. The present study shows this based on a comprehensive empirical analysis of advertising and its effects on market activity in Germany.