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  1. 8th Ifo Brussels International Economic Forum

    teaserImage The 8th Ifo Brussels International Economic Forum takes place on 5 November 2015 and will focus on the opportunities and pitfalls of the Energy Union and strategies for overcoming the innovation divide in Europe. Details

  2. Joint Economic Forecast: German Economy Stable but Needs Effective Policies to Nurture Growth

    teaserImage The German economy is experiencing a moderate upturn. Gross domestic product will increase by 1.8 percent in 2015 and in 2016 respectively. Growth will be driven by private consumption. In view of the world economy’s modest growth, exports are only expected to rise slightly, especially as the stimulating effect of the euro’s depreciation gradually starts to fade. There will be a more rapid expansion in employment, although unemployment is expected to grow slightly in 2016 as the large number of refugees currently arriving in Germany gradually impacts the labour market. Public budgets are expected to post a surplus of 13 billion euros in 2016. This will be significantly lower than the surplus of around 23 billion euros forecast for 2015, mainly due to additional expenditure related to tackling the influx of refugees. Details

  3. Industrial 3D printing – a paradigm change in production?

    teaserImage In his speech entitled “Industrial 3D printing – a paradigm change in production?” Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, will talk about the fascinating world of 3D printing. The lecture (to be given in German) will be given as part of the Munich Seminars on 12 October 2015 at 6.00 p.m. in the Ludwig Erhard Saal of the Ifo Institute. Details

  4. ifo-GfK-Konsumreport September 2015

    teaserImage The September issue of ifo-GfK-Konsumreport takes a closer look at the situation in German retailing. Turnover in the first half of 2015 exceeded volumes for the same period last year by a nominal 2.4%. Retailing was given a special boost by the upturn in private consumption. The ifo-GfK-Konsumreport is a joint monthly publication of the Ifo Institute and GfK Market Research, Nuremberg. It publishes and comments on the latest results of the GfK Consumer Confidence Study and the Ifo Business Survey. Details

  5. ifo Branchen-Dialog (Ifo Industry Colloquium) 2015

    teaserImage The Ifo Industry Colloquium takes place on 28 October 2015 and is conducted by the Ifo Institute in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria, and with the support of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. Details

  6. Eurozone Economic Outlook: Recovery driven by domestic demand

    teaserImage Real domestic product in the Eurozone expanded by 0.4% in Q2, in line with our previous forecast. In the second half of 2015, real GDP is expected to expand at a moderate pace (+0.4% in Q3 and +0.5% in Q4). Primarily driven by domestic demand, growth is set to accelerate from +0.9% in 2014 to +1.6% in 2015. Details

  7. ifo Konjunkturperspektiven for September 2015 Just Published

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate indicator deteriorated slightly in manufacturing and the service sector, but rose in construction, wholesaling and retailing. In retailing the business climate indicator reached its highest level since May 2011. Details

  8. 25 Years of German Unity: Where Do We Stand – What Does the Future Hold?

    teaserImage The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of German reunification. The Dresden branch of the Ifo Institute, which focuses on the economic development of the eastern German Länder, is organising a conference on this topic to be held in Dresden on 8 October 2015. Renowned speakers, who are experts in this field and have been following events in the eastern German Länder for years, will be taking part in the event. Details

  9. Guest Researchers October

    teaserImage Gordon B. Dahl, University of California, San Diego, Marko Primorac, The University of Zagreb, Gregory Corcos, Ecole Polytechnique, and Erik Snowberg, California Institute of Technology, will visit the Ifo Institute in October. Giordano Mion, University of Surrey, will be guest at the Center for Economic Studies (CES). Details

  10. Bavarian Climate Council Appoints Ifo Researcher Karen Pittel

    teaserImage Bavaria’s Minister for the Environment Ulrike Scharf has restaffed the Bavarian Climate Council. In addition to the scientific journalist and professor of physics Harald Lesch, University of Munich, and Prof. Jörg Völkel, Technical University of Munich, Karen Pittel, Director of the Ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources and professor at the University of Munich was also appointed to the council. The climate council, which is appointed for four years, monitors climate protection policy in Bavaria and aims to provide forward-looking proposals and ideas for sustainable climate policy. Another of the council’s key tasks is to support climate research in the free state. Details


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