No Deep Recession Despite Energy Crisis and Rise in Interest Rates

The IWH forecasts that due to the recovery from the pandemic in the first three quarters, gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 1.8% in 2022. Due to high energy prices, however, GDP will slightly decline in the winter months and stagnate on average in 2023. Inflation will fall from 7.8% in 2022 to 6.5% in 2023.

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Stricter rules for banks can relieve real estate markets

Exuberant price levels in the German real estate market could further exacerbate an economic crisis. Fiscal instruments exert too little influence to contain this danger.

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New database on Europe's real estate markets

Exclusively for non-commercial scientific purposes, the IWH European Real Estate Index (EREI) provides a comprehensive overview of residential property offers for sale and rent in 18 European countries.

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Solidarity with Ukraine

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany draws consequences for academia.

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Communication instead of conflict – why are female CEOs so interesting for hedge funds

Female CEOs particularly benefit from the intervention of hedge fund activists due to their strong communication and cooperation skills. The value of female-led firms is enhanced more by the intervention of activist investors than that of firms with male CEOs.

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Alone at home: Isolation during the Corona pandemic increases likelihood of selfishness

Experiencing social distancing as a measure against the Corona pandemic led participants in an IWH study to make more selfish decisions. However, a reference to norm-consistent behaviour was able to reduce this effect. Focusing on exemplary behaviour could therefore alleviate the negative social consequences of the lockdown.

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10.01.2023 • 1/2023

IWH-Insolvenztrend: Zahl der Firmenpleiten erreicht im Dezember Jahreshöchststand

Professor Dr Steffen Müller
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Die Zahl der Insolvenzen von Personen- und Kapitalgesellschaften ist im Dezember im Vergleich zu den beiden Vormonaten weiter angestiegen, zeigt die aktuelle Analyse des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Dennoch war das Jahr 2022 insgesamt von niedrigen Insolvenzzahlen geprägt.

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20.12.2022 • 31/2022

No deep recession despite energy crisis and rise in interest rates

Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller
Abstract

High energy prices and deteriorating financial conditions are weighing on the German economy. However, the period of weakness over the winter is likely to be moderate, partly because the energy price brakes are supporting private incomes. The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) forecasts that due to the recovery from the pandemic in the first three quarters, gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 1.8% in 2022. Due to high energy prices, however, GDP will slightly decline in the winter months and stagnate on average in 2023. Inflation will fall from 7.8% in 2022 to 6.5% in 2023.

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15.12.2022 • 30/2022

Ökonomen prüfen Wirkung der Kohlemilliarden

Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller
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Mit rund 40 Milliarden Euro unterstützt der Bund drei große Braunkohlereviere und weitere zehn Regionen mit Steinkohlekraftwerken, die den Ausstieg aus der Kohleverstromung verkraften müssen. Wird das Geld sinnvoll genutzt? Das untersuchen die beiden Leibniz-Institute für Wirtschaftsforschung in Halle und Essen, IWH und RWI, in einer großen Evaluierung.

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08.12.2022 • 29/2022

IWH-Insolvenztrend: Trotz Anstieg im November weiter keine Dramatik bei Firmenpleiten

Professor Dr Steffen Müller
Abstract

Die Zahl der Insolvenzen von Personen- und Kapitalgesellschaften ist im November im Vergleich zum Vormonat leicht angestiegen, zeigt die aktuelle Analyse des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Damit verharrt das Insolvenzgeschehen jedoch vorerst weiter auf niedrigem Niveau.

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Quantifying Market Power and Business Dynamism in the Macroeconomy

Jan Eeckhout  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
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