No-deal Brexit would hit the German labour market particularly hard

The United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal would have consequences for international trade and labour markets in many countries. More than 600,000 jobs may be affected worldwide, but nowhere as many as in Germany.

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IWH leads large scale EU project on productivity

Is productivity growth slowing in industrialised countries? And if so, why? From the start of 2019, the IWH will be addressing these decisive questions as the leading coordinator of a new European research collaboration: MICROPROD is the largest EU project in the history of the institute.

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Fairness pays off

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.

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Hard Brexit: The impact on German car industry

100.000

employees in Germany might have to suffer the consequences of a hard Brexit.

Source: own calculations using WIOD data
15.000
employees in the German car industry could be affected by reduced sales.
Source: own calculations using WIOD data

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11.02.2019 • 3/2019

No-deal Brexit would hit the German labour market particularly hard

Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller
Abstract

The United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal would have consequences for international trade and labour markets in many countries, including outside Europe. Calculations by the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) indicate: More than 600,000 jobs may be affected worldwide, but nowhere as many as in Germany.

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28.01.2019 • 2/2019

Wissenschaftsrat stimmt IWH-Erweiterung zu

Professor Reint E. Gropp, PhD
Abstract

Der Wissenschaftsrat befürwortet die Gründung einer neuen Abteilung am Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Mit zusätzlichen Forschenden und einem neuen Ansatz will das Institut untersuchen, welche Auswirkungen das Zusammenspiel von unterschiedlichen staatlichen Eingriffen in Finanz- und Arbeitsmärkte auf die Gesamtwirtschaft hat.

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15.01.2019 • 1/2019

Schneller Braunkohleausstieg hat deutliche Folgen in betroffenen Regionen

Abstract

Wenn Deutschland die Braunkohleverstromung vorzeitig beendet, wird die Gesamtwirtschaft kaum beeinträchtigt. Allerdings zeigen Berechnungen des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH) spürbare Effekte auf die Arbeitsmärkte des Rheinlands, Mitteldeutschlands und der Lausitz. Eine Region ist besonders betroffen von Arbeitslosigkeit und Abwanderung.

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19.12.2018 • 23/2018

IWH Mid-term Projections: The German Economy and Public Finances 2018 to 2025

Abstract

In 2018 the general government overall balance is likely to be in surplus by almost 60 billion euros. In the medium term, however, demographic conditions will deteriorate, as will public finances. The financial position of the German state will nevertheless remain stable until 2025, unless major negative shocks occur. “But even if interest rates rose significantly or foreign demand declined markedly, only moderate deficits would arise”, says Oliver Holtemöller, head of the Department of Macroeconomics and vice president at Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). However, given the expected reduction of the surplus under existing legislation, there is no room for further increases in spending.

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