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  1. Credit Constraints Fall Slightly, Financial Conditions for the German Economy Remain Favourable

    teaserImage German firms can still finance themselves very well with bank credit. The credit constraints for German trade and industry fell to 17.7 percent in October from 18.4 percent in the previous month. The extent to which the ECB’s bank stress tests will influence further developments remains to be seen. Details

  2. The Psychic Cost of Migration

    teaserImage Oliver Falck, Jens Ruhose, both from the Ifo Institute, and Alfred Lameli, University of Marburg, have succeeded for the first time in quantifying the psychic cost of a move to a culturally different location. Their calculations link historical data on dialects from the 19th century with administrative social insurance data and find a wage premium of at least 1 percent on average for overcoming one standard deviation in cultural dissimilarity. The study was published as CESifo Working Paper No. 4992. Details

  3. Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Continues To Slide

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry deteriorated considerably once again in October. Eastern German companies are no longer as satisfied with their current business situation as last month. Moreover, pessimism about future business developments continued to grow. After a strong first six months in terms of the business cycle, positive overall economic developments in Eastern Germany are coming under increasing pressure. Details

  4. Different types of Uncertainty

    teaserImage Uncertainty about the future course of the economy is a possible driver of aggregate fluctuations. In CESifo Working Paper No. 4991 Steffen Henzel, Ifo Institute, and Malte Rengel, University of Göttingen, break down uncertainty into general uncertainty related to the business cycle and uncertainty related to oil and commodities prices. Both types of uncertainty foreshadow a decline in output. Surprise increases in oil and commodity price uncertainty appear to be more important for fluctuations in real activity. Details

  5. German Service Providers Plan to Recruit More Staff

    teaserImage German companies intend to recruit more staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 107.0 index points, after 106.1 in September. As in August, the main driver of this development was the service sector, which does not seem to be deeply affected by negative business fluctuations. Details

  6. Ifo Export Climate Improves

    teaserImage The Ifo Export Climate declined to 0.11 index points in August from 0.34 index points in July. The sharp decrease was due to waning corporate and consumer confidence abroad. Price competitiveness improved, thus curbing the deterioration in the export climate. Details

  7. Professor Eugenio J. Miravete Visits Ifo Institute

    teaserImage Eugenio J. Miravete, Rex G Baker Jr. Professor of Political Economy, University of Texas at Austin, will visit the Ifo Institute from 29 October to 3 November 2014. His research interests center on empirical industrial organization with an edge on price discrimination. Miravete is a fellow of the CESifo research network and a research professor at the Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies. Details

  8. International Trade and Development Economics

    teaserImage In his thesis, which was recently published as ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 55, Benedikt Heid analyses various empirical aspects of international trade and development economics. He investigates the spread of firms’ export markets over time and space, and expands structural gravity models to include unemployment in advanced economies and informal employment in the developing and emerging economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Details

  9. Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in October to 103.2 points from 104.7 points in the previous month. Assessments of the current business situation were once again less favourable than last month. Expectations with regard to the six-month business outlook continued to cloud over. The outlook for the German economy deteriorated once again. Details

  10. German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate for Service Sector Improves Clearly

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector rose in October to 23.8 balance points, from 19.0 points in the previous month. Service providers were far more satisfied with their current business situation. They were also more optimistic about future business developments and plan to recruit additional staff. Details

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