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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We provide independent research on economic topics that really matter and aim to enrich society with facts and evidence-based insights that facilitate better economic decisions. We focus on growth and productivity because we are convinced that economic prosperity enables people to lead happier lives. We provide young researchers a nurturing place to develop their competencies and to make the most of their skills. Working in flat hierarchies, we are driven by open-minded intellectual curiosity and we have the courage to share inconvenient insights.

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09.11.2022 • 27/2022

Deutsche Industrie kann Gasverbrauch um ein Viertel senken ohne große Umsatzeinbußen

Professor Dr Steffen Müller
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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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29.09.2022 • 24/2022

The East German economy expanded strongly in the first half of 2022, but falls into recession in the second half of the year ‒ Implications of the Joint Economic Forecast Autumn 2022 and of Länder data from recent publications of the Statistical Office

Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller
Abstract

The energy crisis is pushing the German economy into recession. This also affects the economy in East Germany. According to the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), East German production will expand at a slightly stronger rate of 1.5% than in Germany as a whole. For the coming year, the decline in East Germany is expected to be less pronounced than in the west at 0.1% (Germany: ‒0.4%). For 2024, the economists forecast a growth of 1.7% (Germany: 1.9%).

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Demographic Origins of the Startup Deficit

Benjamin Pugsley  University of Notre Dame
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