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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. EU Should Couple Short-Term Sanctions against Russia with Long-Term Integration Policy

    teaserImage Ifo’s analysis of past experiences with economic sanctions, published in ifo Schnelldienst 14/2014, suggests that there is little prospect of achieving a lasting de-escalation of the situation in Eastern Ukraine by implementing further sanctions against Russia. Details

  2. Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points last month. This marks the third decrease in succession. Assessments of the current business situation were less favourable than in June. Companies were also less optimistic about future business developments. Geopolitical tensions are taking their toll on the German economy. Details

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

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 22.5 balance points in July from 25.2 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation were no longer as positive as in June. Service providers, by contrast, are slightly more optimistic about future business developments and still plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  4. Professor Wolfgang Keller Visits Ifo Institute

    teaserImage Wolfgang Keller, Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Research Associate of the CESifo Research Network will be visiting the Ifo Institute from July to December 2014 as a research professor of the Humboldtstiftung. His research focuses on the interface between international trade and the economics of technology, as well as on issues in growth and long-run development. Details

  5. Explosive Target Balances

    teaserImage The Target balances of the German Bundesbank exploded during the period from the beginning of 2009 to the beginning of 2013. These are the results presented by Prof. Niklas Potrafke and Markus Reischmann, both from the Ifo Institute, in Ifo Working Paper No. 185. German Target balances also soared in autumn 2007, when the European interbank market collapsed for the first time. Details

  1. Results of the July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 22.5 balance points in July from 25.2 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation were no longer as positive as in June. Service providers, by contrast, are slightly more optimistic about future business developments and still plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  2. Results of the July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points last month. This marks the third decrease in succession. Assessments of the current business situation were less favourable than in June. Companies were also less optimistic about future business developments. Geopolitical tensions are taking their toll on the German economy. Details

  3. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in June 2014

    Ukraine and Iraq: Saxon Manufacturing Braves Political Unrest

    Jul 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade fell to 109.7 points in June from 110.4 points in the previous month. While the climate indicator in Eastern Germany rose, the business climate for Saxon industry and trade deteriorated somewhat. This was mainly due to less favourable assessments of the current business situation by Saxon companies. By contrast, survey participants expressed greater optimism about future business developments. Despite the crisis in the Ukraine and the unrest in Iraq, the signs for Saxon’s economy remain positive. Details

  4. Ifo Export Climate for May 2014

    Ifo Export Climate: Ifo Export Climate Continues to Rise

    Jul 2, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate rose to 0.40 balance points in May from 0.35 balance points in April. The increase resulted from rising company and consumer confidence in international trade and an improvement in price competitiveness. Details

  5. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for June 2014

    Financing Conditions in Germany Remain Very Good

    Jun 30, 2014: German companies continue to enjoy very easy access to bank loans. After falling to a historical low in May, credit constraints for German industry rose slightly to 18.3 percent in June from 17.4 percent last month. Financing conditions for German business were already excellent prior to the base rate drop by the ECB and remain so. Details

  6. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Improves

    Jun 27, 2014: Contrary to developments in Germany, the Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German trade and industry rose slightly in June to 110.1 index points from 109.9 points in May. Eastern German companies assessed their current business situation as more favourable than last month. They were also less pessimistic about future business developments. The Eastern German economy is bracing itself against the effects of the crisis in the Ukraine and in Iraq. Details

  7. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2014

    German Companies More Sceptical About Recruiting

    Jun 27, 2014: German companies have become more sceptical about recruiting, but are still looking for additional staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, dropped to 106.1 index points in June from 106.9 points in the previous month. The increase in employment consequently continued to slow down. Companies, however, are still willing to recruit staff, especially in the service sector. Details

  8. Results of the June 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Improves Considerably in German Service Sector

    Jun 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for the German service sector rose to 25.2 balance points in June from 21.5 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation soared to their highest level since spring 2007. Service providers are also more optimistic about future business developments and plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  9. Results of the June 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Jun 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 109.7 points in June from 110.4 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation remained good, but companies were less optimistic about future business developments. The German economy fears the potential impact of the crises in the Ukraine and Iraq. Details

  10. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 2nd quarter 2014

    Ifo Architects Survey: Improved Business Climate

    Jun 12, 2014: According to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects, the business climate improved at the beginning of the second quarter of 2014. In the past twenty years, it has never been so favourable. 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. The exposure to the euro area: determinants, home bias and valuation effects (Joint CESifo Group Seminar and Macro Seminar)

    • 28.07.2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Internal Seminar of the CESifo Group
    • Maurizio Habib, ECB
    • CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

  2. Oil Trade and the Green Paradox

    • 30.07.2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Suphi Sen
    • Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich

  3. 4. Workshop 'Regionalökonomie'

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

    Der diesjährige Workshop „Regionalökonomie“ wird von der Dresdner Niederlassung des ifo Instituts und der Technischen Universität Braunschweig ausgerichtet. Die zweitägige Veranstaltung soll dem Austausch und der Diskussion aktueller Forschungsergebnisse dienen und richtet sich dabei vor allem an Nachwuchswissenschaftler, die auf dem Gebiet der Regionalökonomie arbeiten.

  4. ETSG 2014 Munich - 16th Annual Conference

    • Sep 11, 2014

    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

  5. 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

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 "CESifo DICE Report 2/2014 (Summer): Labour Market Adjustments to Large Immigration Influx", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014, 01-59 | Details | PDF Download | EPUB Download

  2. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 13/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-70 | Details

  3. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 06/2014 ", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  4. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 06/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014 | Details

  5. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 12/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-31 | Details

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Potrafke, Niklas and Markus Reischmann, "Explosive Target balances of the German Bundesbank", Ifo Working Paper No. 185, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Eppinger, Peter S. and Gabriel J. Felbermayr, "Bilateral Trade and Similarity of Income Distributions: The Role of Second Moments", Ifo Working Paper No. 184, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image Breuer, Christian and Horst Rottmann, "Do Labor Market Institutions Influence Suicide Mortality? An International Panel Data Analysis", CESifo Working Paper No. 4875, July 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  4. Cover Image Wohlrabe, Klaus, "Das FAZ-Ökonomenranking 2013: Eine kritische Betrachtung", Ifo Working Paper No. 183, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  5. Cover Image Danzer, Alexander M. and Natalia Danzer, "The Long-Run Consequences of Chernobyl: Evidence on Subjective Well-Being, Mental Health and Welfare", CESifo Working Paper No. 4855, June 2014 | Details | PDF Download