What is CESifo?
is the international platform of the University of Munich's Center
for Economic Studies and Germany's Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Required reading: CESifo-MIT book on education as the key to improve
growth and reduce inequality.
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devoted to bringing background information in economics to journalists,
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A delight too
large to digest, say some. It's been sitting on your doorstep too long,
say others: don't let it go sour on you. Be it as if may, European leaders
have said yes to start talking for real about letting Turkey into the
EU. What will it mean economically? Two CESifo Working Papers have the
I Have the Bill, Please?
Enter "9/11" in
Google and you get some 40 million matches. Add to that the miles of newsprint
and the hours of radio and TV devoted to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist
atrocities, and you begin to suspect how major this was, not least in
economic terms. Financial turmoil, airlines tottering on the brink of
bankruptcy, costly wars waged. But the real cost of terrorism is much
more than that. A series of CESifo Working Papers tells you just how much
in a Name?
Having a hard
time in the jobs market? Your looks are OK, your degree is not bad, you
are within the right age range... But have you thought whether your name's
Scrabble score might be playing tricks on you? Check it out with
this unusual CESifo Working paper.
Rap on the Knuckles
Not exactly the
grading score one proudly frames and pins above the fireplace. Germany
has not been getting high marks for the quality of its education lately.
What to do about it? Equip schools with computers, foster the creation
of elites, reduce class size? Better read the battery of fact-laden CESifo
Working papers dissecting the German malaise and reviewing proposed remedies.
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nice job in highlighting the discussion papers" (David Newbery)
newsletter is very well done and fills a needed niche." (Guido
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is going to be a terrific resource and delightful reading. I particularly
liked the two-stage summaries with the option of assessing the working
papers directly." (Ingo Vogelsang)
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with thoughtful articles dealing with current policy topics
such as industrial policy in the EU, elite universities for
Germany, EU expansion and outsourcing, ageing work-forces
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