The economic power behind housing

Residential construction has been a major contributor to Germany’s economic growth in recent decades. However, current forecasts point to a worrying decline in the real volume of residential construction, which could have far-reaching consequences. This development underlines the urgent need to strengthen residential construction as a driver of economic recovery.

Requirements for the fulfilment of the channelling mandate of the State Treaty: the example of lotteries and commercial gaming machines

The development of the regulatory framework and the offer of the gambling segments DLTB lotteries and commercial gaming machines has been very different over the last 30 years, although both sectors have the mandate to channel gambling into legal channels by offering attractive games. In this study, commissioned by VDAI, DIW Econ examines the relationship between the design and adaptation of products over time, particularly in the area of stakes and winnings, and successful channelling in both sectors.

Economic classification of the proposed law on children’s food advertising

The Children’s Food Advertising Act (KLWG-E) planned by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture aims to protect children under the age of 14 from unhealthy food advertising. It prohibits the advertising of food and beverages to children whose nutritional value exceeds the recommended upper limits. The short study by DIW Econ, commissioned by foodwatch e.V., analyses the economic effects of this law from a macroeconomic perspective.

Tourism as an economic factor in Hamburg – TSA 2019

Hamburg attracts many tourists thanks to its central location in Europe and its diverse cultural offerings. The aim of the study by DIW Econ in cooperation with TouristiCon and dwif was to calculate an update of the economic significance of the tourism industry in Hamburg for 2019 using the TSA system on behalf of Hamburg Tourism.

In addition to the tourism industry as a whole, the study also looked at the MICE segment, which consists of business-motivated tourists travelling for congresses, meetings, conferences, training courses, seminars, business events and incentive trips.

Tourism as an economic factor in Brandenburg – TSA 2019

Brandenburg is an attractive destination for tourists. According to official statistics, a total of around 5.2 million arrivals and almost 14.0 million overnight stays were recorded in the state in 2019.

As part of this study, an update of the economic significance of the tourism industry in Brandenburg for 2019 was prepared using the TSA system at the federal state level. This is comparable to the previous study, which was prepared for the reference year 2015. In addition, an estimate was made for 2020, a year in which the coronavirus pandemic posed particular challenges for tourism.