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The Cyclical upswing in Germany continues, in spite of foreign demand losing momentum

In autumn 2018, the global economy continues to expand quite strongly. Whereas the cyclical upswing in the USA has gained even more strength, the economy in the Euro area has weakened somewhat. To a lesser extent, this also applies to the German economy. According to this forecast, the growth rate of German real gross domestic product will be 1.8% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019.

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06.09.2018 • 17/2018

The Cyclical upswing in Germany continues, in spite of foreign demand losing momentum

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In autumn 2018, the global economy continues to expand quite strongly. Whereas the cyclical upswing in the USA has gained even more strength, the economy in the Euro area has weakened somewhat. To a lesser extent, this also applies to the German economy. “According to this forecast, the growth rate of German real gross domestic product will be 1.8% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019. The East German economy will expand by 1.5% this year and by 1.4% in 2019”, says Oliver Holtemöller, head of the Department Macroeconomics and vice president at IWH.

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31.07.2018 • 16/2018

Fairness pays off

Professor Dr Sabrina Jeworrek
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When companies arbitrarily cut their wages, the motivation and productivity of the employees decrease – this is clear. Less obvious, however: employees also become less productive even if it is their colleagues who are treated unfairly and not them. This was confirmed by a research group led by Sabrina Jeworrek at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association.

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22.06.2018 • 15/2018

Presseeinladung zum Workshop: „Abgehängte Regionen – Probleme und Gegenstrategien“ am 28. Juni 2018 in Halle (Saale)

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Knapp drei Jahrzehnte nach der deutschen Vereinigung unterscheiden sich die Lebensverhältnisse innerhalb Deutschlands stark, auch zwischen Stadt und Land. Wie Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft darauf reagieren sollten, diskutiert eine Veranstaltung der Expertenplattform „Demographischer Wandel in Sachsen-Anhalt“ in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH).

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14.06.2018 • 14/2018

Current economic outlook: German upswing is slowing down

Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller
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In summer 2018, the world economy is still rather strong. Dynamics in the euro area, however, have declined markedly, and the cyclical upswing in Germany has almost stalled, due to weaker exports. “Gross domestic product will, according to this forecast, expand by 1.7% in 2018 and by 1.6% in 2019. Growth in East Germany will be about as strong as in Germany as a whole”, says Oliver Holtemöller, head of the Department Macroeconomics and vice president at IWH.

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