Economy

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Asia Policy Brief: China's Economic Footprint in the Western Balkans

Geopolitics has returned to vogue, and the EU does not enjoy a monopoly on influence in the Western Balkans. China is the latest player on the scene, and although its economic footprint is still relatively small, Beijing’s growing presence is a new reality that Brussels needs to contend with. China’s “no-strings attached” financing of infrastructure potentially undermines the EU’s reform-orientated approach.

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Study: Silicon Wadi meets the hinterland – how Germany’s Mittelstand and Israeli startups can benefit from working together

Germany and Israel face similar challenges and opportunities when it comes to globalization and digitalization. Which synergies could result from an innovation exchange? What would successful cooperation look like? As our study German and Israeli Innovation – The Best of Two Worlds shows: Networking is crucial for shaping German-Israeli partnerships. Innovative platforms, moreover, facilitate the interactions that can make those partnerships happen.

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Study: Demographic change is leading to massive income losses in developed countries

Demographic aging will have a strong dampening effect on average incomes in Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Austria and the United States in the next 30 years. However, this effect can be mitigated by increasing investment in automation and digitalization. Our study has examined how strong the diminishing effect on individual income growth will be and how much compensatory investments would be necessary.  

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Event: German-Israeli Pitch Night

“Go far. Come close.” The first German-Israeli Pitch Night presented innovative startups from Israel and East Westphalia to an audience of 200 guests. Thanks to the concrete examples discussed, it also showed how both ecosystems can learn from each other.

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Social Justice Index: Bleak outlook for young generations in OECD countries

Data on employment have reached levels above those of the peak of the financial crisis in nearly all EU and OECD countries. Nevertheless, the share of people at risk of poverty has shown little decline. Stagnation is also evident with regard to intergenerational justice.

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Event: Workshop on industrial strategy and competition policy with the OECD in Paris

Together with the OECD, the "Repair and Prepare" project organised a workshop on industrial strategy and competition policy that took place in Paris on October 16.

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Book Publication: On dealing with minorities in India

India is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries in the world. Its experience in dealing with various minorities offers important insights for other countries as well, as a new study shows.

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Study: India leads in inclusive innovation in Asia

How can innovation promote globally inclusive well-being? The "Inclusive Innovation Atlas" analyzes which Asian countries offer the best conditions for progress and sustainable development – an innovation-driven economy that simultaneously benefits all population segments. India is one of the leaders among the 21 countries surveyed.

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Ahead of U.N. Climate Action Summit: “A Race We Must Win”

Public pressure is ratcheting higher on the climate crisis, with a series of global climate strikes planned for September. But can the upcoming United Nations Summit in New York galvanize change despite international clashes?

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Study: Multinational firms spreading banking crises could cost UK economy billions

In the EU Single Market, companies operate across national borders with branches throughout Europe. This promotes competition and growth. But firm networks across Europe can help banking crises spread, finds a new study by Bertelsmann Stiftung. A banking crisis abroad would hit the UK economy by up to 30 billion euros annually through foreign firms operating in the UK – and a UK banking crisis due to Brexit would hit European economies equally hard.