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  1. Professor Carlo Perroni Visits CES as a Guest Researcher

    teaserImage Carlo Perroni, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, is a guest at the Center for Economic Studies (CES) in April. During his stay he will be examining the implications of administrative costs for competition in the non-profit sector Details

  2. Eastern Germany Grows Statistically "Richer", but Less So Than Western Germany

    teaserImage The Federal Statistics Office has announced another revision of the national accounts for autumn 2014. This will increase Germany's statistically reported nominal gross domestic product (GDP) by 3% overall compared to the current figure. Initial rough calculations by Ifo Dresden show that Eastern Germany's nominal GDP (including Berlin) will also be higher than the figure published to date. However, the increase of just 1% will be far smaller than the rise seen in Western Germany. Details

  3. ifo Dresden berichtet 02/2014 Published

    teaserImage This issue covers several topics including the economic and industrial region of Lausitz, the status of infrastructure investment in Germany, the relationship between education and the pension rights of women, pensions for the very long-term insured and the revision of Germany's national accounts. Details

  4. Professor Kimberley Scharf Visits CES as a Guest Researcher

    teaserImage Kimberley Scharf, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, is a guest at the Center for Economic Studies (CES) in April. During her stay she will research questions of tax relief provisions for charitable donations. Details

  5. Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship: Professor James R. Hines Jr.

    teaserImage Professor James R. Hines Jr. will visit the Ifo Institute as a guest researcher and 2014 award winner of the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship from 15 to 27 April 2014. Prof. Hines is the L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law in the Law School at the University of Michigan. His research focuses largely on taxation, straddling the border between law and economics. On 24 April 2014, as part of his visiting professorship, he will deliver the sixth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of "International Taxation and National Interests". Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in March 2014

    Crimea Crisis Causes Uncertainty among Saxon Companies

    Apr 8, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell in March. The climate indicators for the Eastern German Länder and Saxony also declined steeply. Although Saxon survey participants were more satisfied with their current business situation, they expressed less optimism regarding their future business developments. International tensions in Eastern Europe have left their mark on the future expectations of Saxon firms. Russia is Saxon manufacturers’ fifth most important foreign trade partner, meaning that the latter could be particularly strongly impacted by the EU’s economic sanctions. Details

  2. Ifo Export Climate for February 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Remains Stable

    Apr 2, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate stabilised in February at the December/January level of 0.20 points. Details

  3. From the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Credit Constraints Hit New Historic Low Again

    Mar 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German trade and industry once again fell to a new historic low in March, dropping to 18.5 percent from 18.6 percent in February. In other words, 18.5% of the companies surveyed reported restrictive access to bank credit. Financing conditions for German companies remain excellent. Details

  4. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Clouds Over

    Mar 28, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry for the Eastern German Länder fell in March 2014 for the first time since last summer. Eastern German companies assessed the current business situation just as positively as last month, but they were clearly less optimistic about future business developments. International tensions in the Ukraine conflict are fuelling insecurity in the Eastern German economy. Details

  5. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Employment Barometer Falls

    Mar 27, 2014: The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, failed to remain at last month’s good level and fell slightly in March. Although the index fell in all sub-segments apart from retailing, a slightly positive trend in employment is still to be reckoned with. Details

  6. Results of the March 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Mar 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in March to 110.7 points from 111.3 points after four successive increases. Companies expressed far less confidence in future business developments, but were more satisfied with their current business situation. The crisis of the emerging economies and the events in Crimea are impacting the confidence of German firms. Details

  7. Results of the March 2014 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Mar 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector continued to fall in March. This was primarily due to a clear deterioration in expectations on the part of service providers, which fell below the long-term average. Assessments of the current business situation, by contrast, were considerably better than last month. Despite a loss of momentum, firms still plan to recruit small numbers of additional staff. Details

  8. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 1st quarter 2014

    Ifo Architects Survey: Order Backlogs Significantly Higher

    Mar 13, 2014: The business climate improved slightly at the beginning of the first quarter of 2014, according to the results of the Ifo Institute's quarterly survey of freelance architects. This was mainly due to a more optimistic assessment of business perspectives, while assessments of the current business situation brightened only insignificantly. Details

  9. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in February 2014

    Saxon Economy Shifts up a Gear Thanks to International Trade

    Mar 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry continued to rise in February. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony increased sharply by over two index points. According to reports by Saxon survey participants, their confidence in future business developments grew considerably. The Saxon companies surveyed are also more satisfied with their current business situation. Details

  10. Ifo Export Climate for January 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Remains Stable

    Mar 5, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate stabilised in January at the previous month’s value of 0.21 points. The relatively large decline in corporate and consumer confidence was offset by an improvement in price competitiveness. Details

Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

As part of the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship, this year’s award winner Professor James R. Hines Jr. will give the 6th Richard Musgrave Lecture entitled: "International Taxation and National Interests" on 24 April 2014. Professor Hines is both Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Michigan. In addition, he has been an active member of the CESifo research network since August 1999. With this award the prize winner is also named a Distinguished CESifo Fellow. read on Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

Just released

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

  2. Cover Image Hanushek, Eric A., Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Wößmann, Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, 2013, Information | Details

Journals

  1. Cover Image "ifo Dresden berichtet 2/2014", ifo Institut, Dresden, 2014 | Details | Download

  2. Cover Image "CESifo DICE Report 1/2014 (Spring): Political Institutions and Fiscal Policies", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014, 01-61 | Details | Download

  3. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 07/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-30 | Details

  4. Cover Image "CESifo Forum 2/2014 (Summer): Ireland's Recovery from Crisis ", Ifo Institute, München, 2014, 03-40 | Details | Download

  5. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 03/2014", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2014 | Details | Download

  6. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 03/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014 | Details

  7. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 06/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-42 | Details

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Bauernschuster, Stefan and Oliver Falck, "Culture, Spatial Diffusion of Ideas and their Long-Lasting Imprints - Evidence from Froebel's Kindergarten Movement", CESifo Working Paper No. 4749, April 2014 | Details | Download

  2. Cover Image Potrafke, Niklas and Markus Reischmann, "Fiscal Transfers and Fiscal Sustainability", CESifo Working Paper No. 4716, March 2014 | Details | Download

  3. Cover Image Berg, Tim Oliver and Steffen Henzel, "Point and Density Forecasts for the Euro Area Using Bayesian VARs", CESifo Working Paper No. 4711, March 2014 | Details | Download

  4. Cover Image Fischer, Markus, Christa Hainz, Jörg Rocholl and Sascha Steffen, "Government Guarantees and Bank Risk Taking Incentives", CESifo Working Paper No. 4706, March 2014 | Details | Download

  5. Cover Image Angerer, Silvia, Daniela Glätzle-Rützler, Philipp Lergetporer and Matthias Sutter, "Donations, risk attitudes and time preferences: A study on altruism in primary school children", Ifo Working Paper No. 177, 2014, also published as IZA DP No. 8020 (2014) | Details | Download

  6. Cover Image Potrafke, Niklas, "The Evidence on Globalization", CESifo Working Paper No. 4708, March 2014 | Details | Download