Welcome at DIW Econ

We would like to welcome Rafael Aigner at the DIW Econ as consultant. Prior to joining DIW ECON he worked as research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn.

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Handbook: External Costs of Transport

The Handbook provides information on how to generate external cost values for different external cost categories, as a basis for the definition of internalisation policies such as efficient pricing schemes. The project was implemented by a consortium.

The Update of the Handbook on External Costs of Transport is now available on the website of DG Move.

Link to Handbook (pdf)


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Smart Sanctions

The right economic measures will get Kremlin powerbrokers thinking about their actions

Since the start of Russia’s military invasion of Crimea – Ukrainian sovereign territory under international law – on Feb. 27, the West has been debating an appropriate response to this aggression. On March 4, President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia did not intend to annex Crimea. Two weeks later, it did just that.

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