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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Energy Crisis: Inflation, Recession, Welfare Loss

Soaring gas prices are drastically increasing energy costs, leading to a massive reduction of the purchasing power. Despite a decline in the second half of the year, gross domestic product is expected to expand by 1.4% this year. For the coming year, the institutes expect a contraction by 0.4%, followed by an increase of 1.9% in 2024.

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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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30.11.2022 • 28/2022

Stricter rules for banks can relieve real estate markets

Professor Michael Koetter, PhD
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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, shows a study by the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).

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09.11.2022 • 27/2022

Deutsche Industrie kann Gasverbrauch um ein Viertel senken ohne große Umsatzeinbußen

Professor Dr Steffen Müller
Abstract

Eine kleine Minderheit von Produkten verursacht bei ihrer Herstellung einen Großteil des Gasverbrauchs der Industrie. Viele könnten relativ leicht durch Importe ersetzt werden, zeigt eine Analyse des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH) für das Jahresgutachten der Wirtschaftsweisen. Ein Industriezweig ist besonders betroffen.

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09.11.2022 • 26/2022

IWH-Insolvenztrend: Weniger Firmenpleiten im Oktober

Professor Dr Steffen Müller
Abstract

Die Zahl der Insolvenzen von Personen- und Kapitalgesellschaften war im Oktober im Vergleich zum Vormonat leicht rückläufig, zeigt die aktuelle Analyse des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Für die kommenden Monate ist jedoch wieder mit steigenden Insolvenzzahlen zu rechnen.

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10.10.2022 • 25/2022

IWH-Insolvenztrend: Zahl der Firmenpleiten weiter steigend

Professor Dr Steffen Müller
Abstract

Die Zahl der Insolvenzen von Personen- und Kapitalgesellschaften liegt im September 34% über dem Vorjahreswert, zeigt die aktuelle Analyse des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Für den Herbst ist mit weiter zunehmenden Insolvenzzahlen zu rechnen.

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