In 2020, DIW Econ was commissioned by the relevant music industry associations and the two most important collecting societies to conduct a new edition of the study “Music Industry in Germany”, which quantifies the importance of the industry comprehensively and in all its sub-sectors. The study was funded by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
On behalf of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) and the State Association of Renewable Energies NRW (LEE NRW), DIW Econ GmbH, together with the Wuppertal Institute, has analysed the domestic production of green hydrogen from renewable energies in comparison to the import of hydrogen up to the year 2050. Taking into account the current study landscape on the forecast domestic hydrogen production and the realisable import costs, the associated additional value-added and employment effects were calculated using various scenarios. The use of otherwise regulated electricity to cover part of the expected hydrogen demand is also considered.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), we – DIW Econ GmbH – are investigating whether and how an “Innovation Cluster Digital Rail” can be established in the Lusatian, Central German and Rhenish mining regions affected by the lignite phase-out. Our aim in the project is to establish institutionalised, long-term cooperation in research and development between companies and research institutions across the entire value-added process in the railway sector, thereby strengthening the lignite regions in the process of structural change.
Against the background of a drastically changing market environment in the German publishing industry, the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) has commissioned DIW Econ GmbH to conduct a feasibility study on state support measures for the German book publishing industry.
The study aims to develop promotional concepts which can effectively contribute to strengthening publishing diversity in Germany. To this end, a large-scale online survey of the players in the German publishing industry will be conducted.
DIW Econ GmbH was recently commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection 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 is intended to check whether the law’s objectives have been achieved and to identify a possible need for legislative adjustment.