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Joint Economic Analyses

Twice a year, in the spring and autumn, the Joint Economic Forecast Project Team prepares a report on the state of economic activity in the world and in the German economy for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Latest result

  1. Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2014

    Upturn in German Economy, but Economic Policy Creates Headwind

    Apr 10, 2014: The German economy is experiencing an upturn in spring 2014. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 1.9 percent this year. The 68 percent projection interval ranges from 1.2 percent to 2.6 percent. Domestic demand is the main driver of growth. Consumer prices will increase by a moderate 1.3 percent in 2014. The number of persons in employment looks set to rise steeply once again in 2014. Economic activity, however, will have to weather an economic policy headwind. The entitlement to a full pension as of 63 years is a step in the wrong direction and the introduction of the minimum wage will curb the rise in employment in 2015. Details

Members of the Joint Economic Forecast Project Group

Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Berlin [http://www.diw.de]
in co-operation with:
The Austrian Institute of Economic Research WIFO, Vienna [http://www.wifo.ac.at/]

Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich [www.ifo.de]
in co-operation with:
Swiss Institute of Business Cycle Research (KOF), ETH Zurich [www.kof.ethz.ch]

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) [www.iwh-halle.de]
in co-operation with:
Kiel Economics Research & Forecasting [www.kieleconomics.de]

RWI Essen [www.rwi-essen.de]
in co-operation with:
Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna [www.ihs.ac.at]