Studies (free of charge)

Bertelsmann Stiftung, European Bureau for Policy Consulting and Social Research Vienna, Economic Policy Center (WPZ) at the University of St. Gallen (Publisher) (PDF)2017

Social Policy in the EU – Reform Barometer 2016

What do European governments do to remove social inequities? What reforms are promising? The reform barometer gives answers. read more

Dr. Andreas Rickert, PHINEO gemeinnützige AG (Publisher) (PDF)2017

Social Impact Navigator

Imagine you want to take a sea voyage. How do you plan your trip? First, you probably think about where you should go, who you want to take, and how you can bring your passengers safely to their destination. read more


Can Modi make the elephant dance?

Narendra Modi captured India’s imagination by promising rapid economic and social development and won the 2014 elections hands down. His commendable plan to transform India’s welfare system and bring in sustainable development through radical market-driven reforms is, however, challenged by infrastructure bottlenecks and the realities of rural India. read more


Final Report: Innovation in India

Indian innovation and its impact on developed nations is a topic of increasing relevance in today’s world. A recent study published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and carried out by the international consulting firm Roland Berger illustrates the landscape of innovation in India and offer recommendations for establishing meaningful cooperation between Germany and India. read more

Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin; Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2017

Brexit and the EU Budget: Threat or Opportunity?

This paper analyses the implications of Brexit for EU’s public finances. The authors draw up four scenarios that outline how the EU could react to the expected budget shortfall after Brexit and highlight the political implications of each scenario. read more

Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2017

Benefits and Costs of DCFTA: Evaluation of the Impact on Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

The study provides an impact evaluation of the DCFTA implementation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. We analyse benefits and costs that have already materialised or are yet expected to manifest themselves in the longer run in the public and private sectors. While there is little doubt that in the long run the DCFTA will help the beneficiary economies to modernise and transform to a more competitive state, the analysis suggests that the net benefits are highly asymmetric along the time dimension (high costs in the short and medium run - benefits accruing mostly in the longer run), as well as across regions and economic sectors (less competitive sectors and regions will face particularly onerous adjustment costs). read more


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