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The CESifo Group, consisting of the Center for Economic Studies (CES), the Ifo Institute and the CESifo GmbH (Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research) is a research group unique in Europe in the area of economic research. read on CESifo Group Munich

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  1. Financing Conditions in Germany Continue to be Excellent

    teaserImage German companies continue to have easy access to bank loans. The credit constraint indicator for German industry and trade fell in August to 17.9 percent, compared with 18.2 percent the previous month. The credit constraint indicator has now been below the 20% mark for 16 months. Financing conditions for German firms continue to be excellent. Details

  2. German Industry: 2014 Sees Significant Increase in Investment

    teaserImage German manufacturers invested 55 billion euros in new fixed assets, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. This means that investments were higher than in 2012, but not as high as originally planned. The level of investment was around 1% higher than in 2012 in both nominal and real terms. According to original investment planning, a 4% increase was planned. Details

  3. Market Dominance of Google, Amazon and Co.: Are Internet Firms Dictating the Rules?

    teaserImage Do internet companies hold a dominant market position and enjoy a scope for manoeuver that can no longer be held in check by competition? Should the antitrust authorities intervene, or are concerns over the internet giants exaggerated? These are the issues discussed in the ifo Schnelldienst 16/2014 by Justus Haucap, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, and Christiane Kehder, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Christian Kersting and Sebastian Dworschak, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Alexander Skipis, Association of German Publishers and Booksellers; and Ralf Müller-Terpitz, University of Mannheim. Details

  4. Renewed Worsening of the Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in the eastern German states fell in August from 109.0 in the previous month to 108.4 index points. The eastern German survey respondents are not as satisfied with their current situation as last month. The expectations for the future course of business, however, remain almost unchanged in August. The positive current state of the eastern German economy has become a bit cloudier in August. Details

  5. German Firms Show Increased Willingness to Hire Despite Geopolitical Crises

    teaserImage Despite the geopolitical tension, German companies’ propensity to hire has strengthened. The Ifo Employment Barometer for Germany rose in August to 107.0 index points, after 106.0 in July. The main driver of this development was the service sector, which is mainly domestically oriented and thus less affected by global political events. Details

  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for August 2014

    Financing Conditions in Germany Continue to be Excellent

    Aug 29, 2014: German companies continue to have easy access to bank loans. The credit constraint indicator for German industry and trade fell in August to 17.9 percent, compared with 18.2 percent the previous month. The credit constraint indicator has now been below the 20% mark for 16 months. Financing conditions for German firms continue to be excellent. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Investment Survey for German manufacturing in Spring 2014

    German Manufacturing: 2014 Sees Significant Increase in Investment

    Aug 28, 2014: German manufacturers invested 55 billion euros in new fixed assets, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. This means that investments were higher than in 2012, but not as high as originally planned. The level of investment was around 1% higher than in 2012 in both nominal and real terms. According to original investment planning, a 4% increase was planned. Details

  3. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2014

    Renewed Worsening of the Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany

    Aug 28, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in the eastern German states fell in August from 109.0 in the previous month to 108.4 index points. The eastern German survey respondents are not as satisfied with their current situation as last month. The expectations for the future course of business, however, remain almost unchanged in August. The positive current state of the eastern German economy has become a bit cloudier in August. Details

  4. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2014

    German Firms Show Increased Willingness to Hire Despite Geopolitical Crises

    Aug 27, 2014: Despite the geopolitical tension, German companies’ propensity to hire has strengthened. The Ifo Employment Barometer for Germany rose in August to 107.0 index points, after 106.0 in July. The main driver of this development was the service sector, which is mainly domestically oriented and thus less affected by global political events. Details

  5. Results of the August 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for Service Sector Falls

    Aug 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector declined in August to 20.1 balance points, from 22.4 in the previous month. Although the assessments of the current situation have improved significantly, the expectations for the next six months have clouded over noticeably. Nevertheless, the service companies plans to recruit clearly more additional staff. Details

  6. Results of the August 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index in Further Decline

    Aug 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in August to 106.3 points from 108.0 in the previous month. The firms were again less satisfied with their current business situation. Also with regard to the further course of business, they are more sceptical than in the previous month. The German economy continues to lose steam. Details

  7. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014 (13 August 2014)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Brightens Slightly

    Aug 13, 2014: The Ifo Index for the world economy rose to 105.0 points from 102.3 points in the previous quarter. Both assessments of the current economic situation, as well as the economic outlook, improved somewhat versus April. World economic activity remains on the rise. The risks, however, have grown: almost three quarters of the WES experts surveyed believe that rising energy prices and supply shortages pose a moderate to high potential threat to the world economy. Details

  8. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in July 2014

    Despite Geopolitical Tensions Saxony’s Capital Goods Industry Remains Buoyant

    Aug 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points in the previous month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony also dipped slightly. However the decline for Saxony was far smaller than for Germany and the Eastern German Länder, and was due to a less favourable outlook for future business developments. The current business situation, by contrast, was assessed more favourably than in June. The Saxon economy is proving extremely robust to geopolitical tensions, even although it cannot completely escape their influence. Details

  9. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014 (06 August 2014)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Clouds Over

    Aug 6, 2014: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell from 123.0 points to 118.9 points in the third quarter. While assessments of the current economic situation remained unchanged at a low level, the six-month economic outlook deteriorated significantly. The experts surveyed fear rising energy prices and falling exports due to the Ukraine conflict. Details

  10. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    German Companies Continue to Enjoy Very Easy Access to Bank Loans

    Jul 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German industry fell slightly to 18.2 percent from 18.3 percent in June. As in recent months, financing conditions for German business were excellent. Details

CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2014

CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2014

In co-operation with the Venice International University.
CESifo's fifteenth Venice Summer Institute will take place from 21 to 26 July 2014, with five workshops dealing with the following topics: Behavioural Political Economy, The Economics and Political Economy of Energy Subsidies, Demographic Change and Long-Run Development, Regional Mega Deals: New Trends, New Models, New Insights?, and Reforming the Public Sector. read on CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2014

Next Events

  1. 4th "Regional Economics" Workshop

    • 11.09.2014, 11:00 AM - 12.09.2014, 02:00 PM
    • Ifo Workshop
    • Ifo Institute, Dresden Branch

    This year's "Regional Economics" workshop, which will be co-hosted by the Dresden Branch of the Ifo Institute and the Technical University of Braunschweig, is scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 September 2014 in Dresden. The two-day event aims to promote the exchange and discussion of recent research results and is primarily aimed at junior economists working in the field of regional economics Details

  2. ETSG 2014 Munich - 16th Annual Conference

    • 11.09.2014, 12:00 PM - 13.09.2014, 05:00 PM
    • CESifo Conference
    • University of Munich

    The European Trade Study Group (ETSG) is a forum for academic discussion and research on international trade among European universities and research institutes. Participation in ETSG activities is open to all academic and research economists. ETSG 2014 is being hosted by LMU Munich and Ifo Institute. Details

  3. CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Education 2014

    • 12.09.2014, 09:00 AM - 13.09.2014, 06:00 PM
    • CESifo Conference
    • CESifo Conference Centre, Poschingerstr. 5, 81679 Munich

    The conference will be held in Munich for all members of the CESifo Research Network with an interest in the Economics of Education. Organised by Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University, Area Director) and Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute), the conference brings together Network members to discuss their recent research and to encourage broader interactions, particularly on both sides of the Atlantic. All CESifo research network members are invited to submit their papers, which may deal with any topic within the broad domain of the Economics of Education.We gratefully acknowledge support from the Jacobs Foundation. Details

  4. New Developments in the Economics of Aging and Longevity, Part I

    • 23.09.2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • Holger Strulik, University of Göttingen
    • Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    The Economics of Human Aging and Longevity: Accumulation of Health Capital vs. Accumulation of Health Deficits

  5. New Developments in the Economics of Aging and Longevity, Part II

    • 24.09.2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • Holger Strulik, University of Göttingen
    • Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Optimal Aging and Death

Just released

  1. Cover Image Sinn, Hans-Werner, The Euro Trap. On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014, 416 , Information | Details

  2. Cover Image Sinn, Hans-Werner, Gefangen im Euro, Redline Verlag, München, 2014, 224 , Information | Details

Journals

  1. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 16/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-53 | Details

  2. Cover Image "CESifo World Economic Survey August 2014", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image "ifo Dresden berichtet 4/2014", ifo Institut, Dresden, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  4. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 15/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-53 | Details

  5. Cover Image "CESifo Forum 3/2014 (Autumn): State Export Credit Guarantees in a Globalised World", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014, 03-100 | Details | PDF Download

  6. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 07/2014", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  7. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 07/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014 | Details

  8. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 14/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-58 | Details

Books

  1. Cover Image Benz, Sebastian, Essays on Offshoring, Wage Inequality and Innovation, ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 56, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

  2. Cover Image Eck, Alexander, Joachim Ragnitz, Felix Rösel, Johannes Steinbrecher and Christian Thater, Studie zur Berechnung des Vorschlags zur Neuordnung des Finanzausgleichs von Eichel, Fink und Tiemann (2013); Gutachten im Auftrag der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e. V., ifo Dresden Studien 73, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Herrera, Helios, Guillermo Ordonez and Christoph Trebesch, "Political Booms, Financial Crises", CESifo Working Paper No. 4935, August 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Junge, Martin, Martin D. Munk and Panu Poutvaara, "International Migration of Couples", CESifo Working Paper No. 4927, July 2014 | Details | PDF Download