Economy

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Online Event : Joint Workshop with Monopolies Commission: "Market power trends: Evidence and implications for Germany and Europe"

The US-American tech giants can further expand their market power even in the corona crisis. But what about competition in Germany and Europe? We have discussed this with international scientists.

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International Survey: The social and ecological dimension of globalization needs more attention

The Corona Crisis has many people worry about the negative side-effects of economic interdependence. Our 2020 Globalization Survey shows that public attitudes toward international trade and investment had already turned more negative by the start of the pandemic. Concerns about ecological and social ramifications, such as growing pollution or rising inequality, have come to the fore.

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Study: Digitalization permeates the entire working world

The demand for digital skills has increased markedly in recent years, even in industries and occupations in which digitalization previously played only a limited role. That is one of the findings from an innovative data analysis that evaluated 26 million online job postings from Germany for the years 2014 and 2018. The study was conducted by us in cooperation with Burning Glass Technologies.

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Asia Policy Brief: China’s footprint in Central Asia

European thought traditionally imagines Central Asia as a remote and disconnected “hinterland”. It is no less of a cliché, but it would be more useful to think of the region as a Eurasian core. “Great game” metaphors neglect Central Asian agency, but the geographical centrality of the region and competition between great powers do imbue Central Asia with greater relevance. The EU has designated China as an “economic competitor” and a “systemic rival” (as well as a partner). If the new “geopolitical Commission” truly wants to mitigate Beijing’s influence, Central Asia, where actors welcome balancing forces, is a good place to exercise its nascent geopolitical muscle.

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Publication : Competition is a driver for innovation in Germany

The Corona pandemic is hitting the German economy hard. In many crisis-ridden sectors, there is a threat of market power being concentrated in a few companies. And this will have consequences for Germany as a location for innovation.

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Event: Virtual #BarTalk on the Stability of the European Banking System in the corona crisis

For the first time, the latest instalment of the #BarTalk series took place online. The event was organized as part of "Repair and Prepare: Strengthening Europe", a joint project of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Centre. 14 experts on banking and financial markets discussed the impact of the corona crisis on the stability of the European banking system.

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Study: ECB policy spurred economic reforms in euro area countries

The European Central Bank (ECB) has repeatedly been the focus of debate: The background are low interest rates, bond purchase programmes and other unusual measures. However, our new study shows that the ECB's monetary policy during the euro crisis has not only helped stabilise the common currency but also led to more structural reforms.

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German EU Presidency: Coronavirus Challenges Focus on Climate

Action on climate change was long slated as a priority for Germany’s six-month presidency of the European Union which starts in July. As European nations struggle to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, is Germany really going to maintain momentum on climate?

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Event: Beyond GDP: What counts for economic & social performance? Understanding different daily life challenges of Europeans

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed major challenges for Europe and shed new light on some areas of daily life. What is really important to us? Are people in systemic professions adequately paid? Can we currently think about sustainability and digitisation, or is it primarily important to preserve jobs and economic power? In a virtual conference organised by the "Europe's Future" programme and the OECD-hosted "High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress" (HLEG), members of the HLEG and other experts came together to discuss well-being indicators and their relevance in the crisis. Amongst others, Nobel Laureate Stiglitz and State Secretaries Schmidt and Kastrop participated. 200 attendees from all over the world followed the event.