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CESifo Group Munich

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. Aspiration and Reality: Can the Paris Climate Agreement Work?

    teaserImage Does the climate agreement reached at the world climate conference in Paris in December 2015 mark a major step towards worldwide climate protection? Assessments of the results of the climate conference are discussed by several contributors in the ifo Schnelldienst 3/2016 including Joachim Weimann, Rüdiger Pethig, Barbara Hendricks, Ottmar Edenhofer, Thomas Puls and Thilo Schaefer, Sven Schulze, Heinrich Bottermann, Marc Gronwald, and Oliver Bettzüge. Details

  2. Ifo World Economic Climate Continues to Cloud Over

    teaserImage The Ifo Index for the world economy dropped from 89.6 points to 87.8 points this quarter, drifting further from its long-term average (96.1 points). While assessments of the current economic situation brightened marginally, expectations were less positive than last quarter. The sharp decline in oil prices seems to be having no overall positive economic impact. Growth in the world economy continues to lack impetus. Details

  3. Guest Researchers February

    teaserImage Antonio Rodriguez-Lopez, University of California, Irvine, Günther G. Schulze, University of Freiburg, Alan V. Deardorff, University of Michigan, Andreas Löschel, University of Münster, and Peter Zadrozny, Bureau of Labor Statistics, will visit the Ifo Institute in February. Vito Tanzi, CESifo Research Network Fellow, Essi Eerola, Bank of Finland, Niku Määttänen, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Mikael Priks and Jenny Säve-Söderbergh, both Stockholm University, will be guest at the Center for Economic Studies (CES). Details

  4. CESifo Forum: The Baltic Tiger States

    teaserImage The current issue of the CESifo Forum looks at the latest economic developments in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in terms of their political independence, their strong economic performance and their introduction of the euro. Details

  5. ifo-GfK-Konsumreport January 2016

    teaserImage The January issue of the ifo-GfK-Konsumreport focuses on the topic of GfK purchasing power in Germany in 2016. Germany’s inhabitants are nominally expected to have around 430 euros more per capita at their disposal to spend in 2016 than they did last year. The monthly, German-language journal is a joint publication of the Ifo Institute and GfK Marktforschung, Nuremberg, in which the latest results of the GfK consumer climate report and the Ifo Business Survey are published and analysed. Details

  1. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 1st quarter 2016 (11 February 2016)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Continues to Cloud Over

    Feb 11, 2016: The Ifo Index for the world economy dropped from 89.6 points to 87.8 points this quarter, drifting further from its long-term average (96.1 points). While assessments of the current economic situation brightened marginally, expectations were less positive than last quarter. The sharp decline in oil prices seems to be having no overall positive economic impact. Growth in the world economy continues to lack impetus. Details

  2. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in January 2016

    Saxon Economy Makes Strong Start to Year

    Feb 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for German trade and industry dropped to just 107.3 points in January from 108.6 points in December. By contrast, the business climate in both Eastern Germany as a whole and in the Free State of Saxony brightened somewhat. Saxon survey participants were far more satisfied with their current business situation than last month. However, they scaled back their business expectations. There are growing signs that economic impetus, which is currently strong, could weaken slightly in the first half of 2016. Details

  3. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 1st quarter 2016 (04 February 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Cloud Over

    Feb 4, 2016: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area declined by another three index points in the first quarter of 2016. It dropped to 118.9 points, but still remains significantly above its long-term average. Assessments of the current economic situation were only slightly less favourable than in the previous quarter, and positive expectations also clouded over somewhat. The recovery in the euro area economy is only expected to continue at a slow pace. Details

  4. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    Credit Constraints Fall to New Record Low

    Jan 29, 2016: It is increasingly easy for German companies to access credit. Credit constraints for German trade and industry fell to 14.3 percent in January from 14.6 percent last month, marking a new historic low. Details

  5. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Begins Year Brighter

    Jan 28, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German trade and industry rose in January. The current business situation in Eastern Germany, which was already very good, improved significantly compared to developments nationwide. Business expectations, by contrast, clouded over markedly. The outlook for the Eastern German economy for the first half of 2016 deteriorated clearly. Details

  6. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    German Companies Still Plan to Recruit More Staff

    Jan 28, 2016: Although German companies are still creating new jobs, their willingness to recruit additional staff faded slightly this month. The Ifo Employment Barometer fell to 109.7 points in January from 110.5 points in the previous month. Details

  7. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    German Export Industry Suffers Setback

    Jan 26, 2016: Fewer German manufacturers expect exports to rise than last month. Their export expectations fell to 7.6 balance points in January from 11.6 balance points last month. This stifled the trend that had been emerging in the German export sector in recent months. Weakness in the emerging economies, and primarily in China, now seems to be having an impact. Details

  8. Results of the January 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Drops Markedly

    Jan 25, 2016: Sentiment among German businesses weakened at the beginning of the year. The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade fell to just 107.3 points in January from 108.6 points (This figure was revised due to the seasonal adjustment) in December. Assessments of the current business situation were scaled back slightly, but remained very good. Business expectations, by contrast, clouded over significantly. The year started with an unpleasant surprise for the German economy. Details

  9. Results of the January 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Falls Sharply

    Jan 25, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate indicator for the German service sector failed to stay at last month’s record high. The indicator dropped sharply from 33.8 balance points to 27.9 balance points. This marks its steepest decline since April 2013. Both assessments of the current business situation and business expectations fell significantly. Service providers’ willingness to recruit new staff declined slightly, but nevertheless remained high. Details

  10. Ifo Export Climate for December 2015

    Waning Competitiveness Cools Export Climate

    Jan 25, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate fell to 0.04 index points in December from 0.35 points in November. This clear fall was due to the deterioration in price competitiveness. Business and consumer confidence abroad, by contrast, showed an improvement. Details

Ifo Annual Meeting 2016

Ifo Annual Meeting 2016

The 67th Annual Meeting of the Ifo Institute will take place on Thursday, 28 April 2016 in the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Große Aula). read on Ifo Annual Meeting 2016

Next Events

  1. The Changing Landscape of International Trade Negotiations

    • 17.02.2016, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Alan Deardorff
    • Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich

  2. Do politicians gratify core supporters? Evidence from a discretionary grant program

    • 24.02.2016, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Björn Kauder
    • Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich

  3. CESifo Area Conference on Macro, Money & International Finance

    • 26.02.2016, 09:00 AM - 27.02.2016, 05:00 PM
    • CESifo Conference
    • CESifo Conference Centre, Poschingerstrasse 5, 81679 Munich

    The annual Area Conference brings together CESifo Network members working in the areas of macroeconomics and money to present and discuss their ongoing research. The deadline for submissions is 7th January 2016 and online submissions only are requested.

  4. 6th Ifo Dresden Workshop on Labor Economics and Social Policy

    • 10.03.2016, 09:00 AM - 11.03.2016, 03:00 PM
    • Ifo Workshop
    • Ifo Institute Dresden Branch, Einsteinstraße 3

    The workshop aims to facilitate the networking of young scientists and to promote the exchange of their latest research across the range of labor economics, social policy, education economics, demography and migration. Policy relevant contributions, either theoretical or applied, are highly welcome. We particularly encourage PhD students to submit their latest research.

  5. Topics in International Trade, Part I

    • 15.03.2016, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • Paola Conconi
    • CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Part I: The Political Economy of Trade Policy

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

  2. Cover Image Sinn, Hans-Werner, Der Euro: Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel, Hanser Verlag, 2015, 480 , Information | Details

Journals

  1. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 03/2016", ifo Institut, München, 2016, 03-48 | Details

  2. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 01/2016", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 01/2016", ifo Institut, München, 2016 | Details

  4. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 02/2016", ifo Institut, München, 2016, 03-35 | Details

  5. Cover Image "CESifo Forum 4/2015 (Winter):The Baltic Tigers: Past, Present and Future", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2015, 01-87 | Details | PDF Download

  6. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 01/2016", ifo Institut, München, 2016, 03-44 | Details

  7. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 12/2015", ifo Institut, München, 2015 | Details

  8. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 12/2015", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2015 | Details | PDF Download

Books

  1. Cover Image Falck, Oliver and Siegfried Schönherr (eds.), An Economic Reform Agenda for Croatia: a comprehensive economic reform package prepared for the Croatian Statehood Foundation (Zaklada Hrvatskog Drz̆avnog Zavjeta), ifo Forschungsberichte 70, ifo Institut, München, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Reischmann, Markus Josef, Empirical Studies on Public Debt and Fiscal Transfers, ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 63, ifo Institut, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Weber, Michael, "The short-run and long-run effects of decentralizing public employment services", Ifo Working Paper No. 209, 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Reinhart, Carmen M., Vincent Reinhart and Christoph Trebesch, "Global Cycles: Capital Flows, Commodities, and Sovereign Defaults, 1815-2015", CESifo Working Paper No. 5737, January 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image Wohlrabe, Klaus, "Taking the Temperature: A Meta-Ranking of Economics Journals", CESifo Working Paper No. 5726, January 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  4. Cover Image Falck, Oliver, Alexandra Heimisch and Simon Wiederhold, "Returns to ICT Skills", CESifo Working Paper No. 5720, January 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  5. Cover Image Potrafke, Niklas, Marina Riem and Christoph Schinke, "Debt Brakes in the German States: Governments' Rhetoric and Actions", CESifo Working Paper No. 5696, January 2016 | Details | PDF Download

  6. Cover Image Lehmann, Robert and Klaus Wohlrabe, "Looking into the Black Box of Boosting: The Case of Germany ", CESifo Working Paper No. 5686, December 2015 | Details | PDF Download

  7. Cover Image Reinhart, Carmen M. and Christoph Trebesch, "The International Monetary Fund: 70 Years of Reinvention", CESifo Working Paper No. 5673, December 2015 | Details | PDF Download

  8. Cover Image Hanushek, Eric A., Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann, "Economic Gains for U.S. States from Educational Reform", CESifo Working Paper No. 5662, December 2015, Also published as: NBER Working Paper No. 21770 (PDF) | Details | PDF Download

  9. Cover Image Felfe, Christina and Judith Saurer, "Granting Birthright Citizenship – A Door Opener for Immigrant Children's Educational Participation and Success?", Ifo Working Paper No. 208, 2015 | Details | PDF Download

  10. Cover Image Strulik, Holger and Katharina Werner, "Elite Education, Mass Education, and the Transition to Modern Growth", CESifo Working Paper No. 5619, November 2015 | Details | PDF Download