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  1. 11th Workshop on Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle

    teaserImage The 11th Workshop on macroeconomics and the business cycle jointly organised by Ifo Dresden and the Helmut-Schmidt University of Hamburg will take place from 20 to 21 January 2017. The workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing the latest results on macroeconomic and business cycle research, as well as helping junior researchers to extend their networks. Details

  2. Ifo President Favours Free Trade with Great Britain

    teaserImage Europe and Great Britain should come to a cooperative solution that minimises the economic and political damage done by Brexit on both sides, according to Ifo President Clemens Fuest. “Europe should sign a free trade agreement with Britain that is as comprehensive as possible and that also maintains close economic integration in terms of services. A transitional period of several years during which current trade rules remain applicable should be agreed upon“, said Fuest in response to the Brexit speech made by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Details

  3. ifo-GfK-Konsumreport for December 2016 Published

    teaserImage In the December issue of the ifo-GfK-Konsumreport Wolfgang Nierhaus, Ifo Institute, focuses on the consumption forecast for 2016-2018. Real private consumption will rise over the forecasting period, while the income and employment outlook remains favourable. 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. This month’s ifo-GfK-Konsumreport is the last issue of this publication. Details

  4. Fuest: Seek Dialogue with Trump

    teaserImage Ifo President Clemens Fuest has called upon Germany and Europe to engage in a dialogue with the future US President Donald Trump. “We should seek a dialogue with Trump to positively influence the further development of his economic plans.” Details

  5. Evaluation of Ifo Economic Forecasts – GDP bang on target

    teaserImage It is not always possible to forecast the business cycle accurately. Like all predictions, the Ifo Institute’s economic forecasts also vary to some extent from the official statistics published at a later date. In the interests of transparency, Ifo’s economic forecasts of real gross domestic product (GDP) are regularly evaluated and compared with the actual figures. The December 2015 Ifo Economic Forecast of 1.9% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for 2016 was bang on target. Details

  6. The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Globalisation Debate

    teaserImage The number and importance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has risen in recent years, and they are influencing public opinion more strongly than ever, especially in terms of globalisation issues. This development and the role of NGOs in the globalisation debate is discussed in the ifo Schnelldienst 1/2017 by Friedrich Kitschelt, German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Silke Roth, University of Southampton, Achim Brunnengräber, FU Berlin, as well as Matthias Bauer, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels. Details

  7. Ifo President Clemens Fuest Awarded Honorary Doctorate

    teaserImage The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has awarded Ifo President Clemens Fuest an honorary doctorate. Fuest receives the award for his services to public finance and for putting academic insights into economic policy practice. Commenting on the award, Prof. Berthold Wigger, who holds the Chair for Public Finance and Public Management at the KIT, said: “Fuest bridges the gap between research and practice better than almost anybody and helps to improve the architecture of institutions.” Details

  8. Eurozone Economic Outlook: A little faster

    teaserImage The Eurozone GDP would appear to have increased by +0.4% in Q4 2016 and is expected to keep growing at the same pace over H1 2017. The economic activity should be driven by steady growth in private consumption and public spending. Favourable labour market conditions as well as increasing nominal wages are expected to buoy up disposable income, despite an upturn in inflation which slowly erodes purchasing power. Moreover, investment should become slightly more dynamic, based on the continuously good financing conditions. The global economy recovery, from both advanced economies and emerging countries, should also foster external demand. Details

  9. ifo Konjunkturperspektiven December 2016 Published

    teaserImage The business climate indicator rose in nearly all economic sectors in December, including manufacturing, construction and wholesaling. In retailing it remained unchanged. In the service sector, by contrast, the business climate indicator fell, although both sub-components remained way above their long-term averages. Details

  10. 2017 ASSA Annual Meeting

    teaserImage The American Economic Association (AEA) ASSA Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago on 6 to 8 January 2017. Researchers from the CESifo Group will also participate in this event. The CESifo Group will also have a stand at the event as a point of contact for members of the network and interested individuals. Details



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