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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. German Firms Continue Recruitment Drive

    teaserImage German companies are planning to recruit a higher number of employees. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 110.1 index points in September from 108.6 points last month, marking its third consecutive upturn. Companies in nearly all branches are looking to hire additional staff. Details

  2. German Manufacturers’ Export Expectations Climb

    teaserImage German manufacturers expect additional stimuli from abroad. Their export expectations soared from 4.8 balance points in August to 8.6 balance points in September, reaching their highest level since December 2015. The Brexit vote only appears to have had a short-lived shock impact on German exporters. Details

  3. Ifo Business Climate Improves Markedly

    teaserImage Sentiment in the German economy improved considerably this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose from 106.3 points (seasonally-adjusted) in August to 109.5 points in September, reaching its highest level since May 2014. Companies are clearly more optimistic about the months ahead. They are also more satisfied with their current business situation. The German economy is expecting a golden autumn. Details

  4. German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Rises

    teaserImage In the service sector the mood continued to brighten. The business climate indicator rose from 29.8 balance points in August to 32.2 balance points in September. Companies’ assessments of the current business situation were even more favourable than last month and their business expectations also improved. In line with these developments, service providers one again plan to recruit more staff. Details

  5. Ifo Export Climate Falls Significantly

    teaserImage The Ifo Export Climate fell from 0.27 index points in July to 0.08 points in August. The drop in the climate was due to a significant deterioration in corporate and consumer confidence abroad. Price competitiveness also weakened compared to the previous month, which negatively impacted the climate. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for September 2016

    German Firms Continue Recruitment Drive

    Sep 29, 2016: German companies are planning to recruit a higher number of employees. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 110.1 index points in September from 108.6 points last month, marking its third consecutive upturn. Companies in nearly all branches are looking to hire additional staff. Details

  2. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for September 2016

    German Manufacturers’ Export Expectations Climb

    Sep 27, 2016: German manufacturers expect additional stimuli from abroad. Their export expectations soared from 4.8 balance points in August to 8.6 balance points in September, reaching their highest level since December 2015. The Brexit vote only appears to have had a short-lived shock impact on German exporters. Details

  3. Results of the September 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Improves Markedly

    Sep 26, 2016: Sentiment in the German economy improved considerably this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose from 106.3 points (seasonally-adjusted) in August to 109.5 points in September, reaching its highest level since May 2014. Companies are clearly more optimistic about the months ahead. They are also more satisfied with their current business situation. The German economy is expecting a golden autumn. Details

  4. Results of the September 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Rises

    Sep 26, 2016: In the service sector the mood continued to brighten. The business climate indicator rose from 29.8 balance points in August to 32.2 balance points in September. Companies’ assessments of the current business situation were even more favourable than last month and their business expectations also improved. In line with these developments, service providers one again plan to recruit more staff. Details

  5. Ifo Export Climate for August 2016

    Ifo Export Climate Falls Significantly

    Sep 26, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate fell from 0.27 index points in July to 0.08 points in August. The drop in the climate was due to a significant deterioration in corporate and consumer confidence abroad. Price competitiveness also weakened compared to the previous month, which negatively impacted the climate. Details

  6. Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey for Quarter 2 2016

    German Companies Increasingly Offer Home Office Option

    Sep 20, 2016: The number of German companies offering employees the opportunity to work from home has increased. A comparison between the latest results of the Randstad-Ifo Personnel Manager Survey with results from 2012 and 2013 reveals that around 30% of companies reported offering home office in 2012, a figure that increased to 33% in the subsequent year and recently rose even further. In the second quarter of 2016 39% of companies reported that they generally offered their employees the option to work from home. Details

  7. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 3rd quarter 2016

    Ifo Architects Survey: Extensive Planning Orders for Residential Buildings

    Sep 15, 2016: The business climate continued to brighten at the beginning of the third quarter of 2016 and is now as favourable as it was at the beginning of the 1990s, according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s quarterly survey of freelance architects. Details

  8. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in August 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Falls

    Sep 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the Free State of Saxony fell for the third consecutive month in August. This was due to assessments of the current business situation, which dropped sharply from July’s levels. Business expectations were also scaled back. Overall, the same picture can be seen in both eastern and western Germany. Details

  9. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Credit Constraints Increase Again

    Aug 30, 2016: The Ifo Credit Constraint Indicator for German industry and trade rose to 15.0 percent in August from 14.6 percent the previous month. This is the percentage of companies that reported a restrictive bank lending policy. Nevertheless, financing conditions for German companies remain excellent. Details

  10. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Falls Again

    Aug 29, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for industry and trade in the eastern German states worsened further in August. The current business situation and business expectations for the next six months were assessed significantly more poorly than in July. The eastern German businesses are showing signs of scepticism at the end of the summer. Details

ifo Branchen-Dialog (Ifo Industry Colloquium) 2016

ifo Branchen-Dialog (Ifo Industry Colloquium) 2016

The Ifo Industry Colloquium provides a platform for competent and controversial discussions of economic and structural trends. It also critically discusses the economic analysis provided by the joint forecast of the German research institutes and applies this analysis at an industry level.

9th November 2016, IHK Akademie München, Orleansstrasse 10–12. read on ifo Branchen-Dialog (Ifo Industry Colloquium) 2016

Next Events

  1. Expectations and Human Capital Investments, Part I

    • 04.10.2016, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    • CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Human Capital Investments and Expectations about Careerand Family

  2. Ifo Lunchtime Seminar

    • 05.10.2016, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Harald Schultz
    • Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich

  3. Der Brexit und die Zukunft der Europäischen Union

    • 05.10.2016, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    • Dresdner Vorträge zur Wirtschaftspolitik
    • Dr. Michael Heise, Chief Economist ALLIANZ SE, München
    • ifo Niederlassung Dresden, Einsteinstraße 3, Dresden

  4. Expectations and Human Capital Investments, Part II

    • 06.10.2016, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    • CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification using an Information Experiment

  5. Expectations and Human Capital Investments, Part III

    • 10.10.2016, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    • CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Preference for the Workplace, Investment in Human Capital, and Gender

  6. Ifo Lunchtime Seminar

    • 12.10.2016, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Francesco Cinnirella
    • Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich

  7. CESifo Area Conference on Energy and Climate Economics

    • 14.10.2016, 09:00 AM - 15.10.2016, 05:00 PM
    • CESifo Conference
    • CESifo Conference Centre, Poschingerstrasse 5, 81679 Munich

    The purpose of this conference is to bring together the members of the CESifo Research Network to present and discuss their ongoing research, and to stimulate interaction and co-operation between them. All CESiof research network members are invited to submit their papers, which may deal with any topic in the field fo Energy and Climate Economics. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Charles D. Kolstad, Stanford University. Details

Just released

  1. Cover Image Felbermayr, Gabriel, Meinhard Knoche and Ludger Wößmann (Hrsg.), Hans-Werner Sinn und 25 Jahre deutsche Wirtschaftspolitik, Hanser, München, 2016, 281 , Information | Details | PDF Download

Journals

  1. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 17/2016", ifo Institut, München, 2016, 03-55 | Details

  2. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 08/2016", ifo Institut; Gfk Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 08/2016", ifo Institut, München, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

Books

  1. Cover Image Rave, Tilmann, Diffusion von Politikinnovationen im Mehrebenensystem der Energiewende – Erkenntnisse aus drei kommunalen Fallstudien, ifo Forschungsberichte 74, ifo Institut, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Aichele, Rahel, Gabriel Felbermayr and Inga Heiland, "TTIP and intra-European trade: boon or bane?", Ifo Working Paper No. 220, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Langlotz, Sarah and Niklas Potrafke, "Does Development Aid Increase Military Expenditure?", CESifo Working Paper No. 6088, September 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image Cinnirella, Francesco and Erik Hornung, "Land Inequality, Education, and Marriage: Empirical Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Prussia", CESifo Working Paper No. 6072, September 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  4. Cover Image Lochner, Benjamin and Bastian Schulz, "Labor Market Sorting in Germany", CESifo Working Paper No. 6066, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  5. Cover Image D'Acunto, Francesco, Daniel Hoang and Michael Weber, "The Effect of Unconventional Fiscal Policy on Consumption Expenditure", CESifo Working Paper No. 6059, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  6. Cover Image Boumans, Dorine, Johanna Garnitz and Günther G. Schulze, "Who Has Terror Angst? Perceptions of the Effects of Terror on the World Economy", CESifo Working Paper No. 6049, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  7. Cover Image Weber, Michael, "Cash Flow Duration and the Term Structure of Equity Returns", CESifo Working Paper No. 6043, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  8. Cover Image Potrafke, Niklas and Felix Roesel, "Opening Hours of Polling Stations and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Natural Experiment", CESifo Working Paper No. 6036, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  9. Cover Image Felfe, Christina, Helmut Rainer and Judith Saurer, "Why Birthright Citizenship Matters for Immigrant Children: Impacts on Parental Educational Choice", CESifo Working Paper No. 6037, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  10. Cover Image Aichele, Rahel and Inga Heiland, "Where is the Value Added? Trade Liberalization and Production Networks", CESifo Working Paper No. 6026, August 2016 | Details | PDF Download