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In addition to the ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung, which present selected studies in book form, other studies of the Institute are documented as ifo Forschungsberichte and also made available to the public.

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  1. How Can the Crisis Vulnerability of Emerging Economies Be Reduced?

    Emerging countries in many cases are more crisis-prone than highly developed industrialized countries. This is in many cases due to a weak or volatile financial sector. The best policy to strengthen crisis resistance is the building up of a sound financial position. A sound financial position of a country also increases the capacities to get out of a crisis. For getting out of a crisis, however, an important additional general condition must be fulfilled: the economy must increase its international competitiveness to assure growth, the only way out of a crisis. Building up a sound financial position and a competitive private sector, therefore, should be a pre-crisis policy. It relates to the public sector as well as the financial institutions. Once a crisis has erupted in an unsound financial environment there is no chance to escape a crisis sustainably avoiding a painful process. The blueprint for getting out of a crisis suggests a complex policy approach. The private financial sector must undergo structural reforms (in reality closing down or downscaling unsound institutions) and the government must apply fiscal austerity measures to reduce public debt, regaining credibility and by this creating new fiscal options for counteracting crisis effects. Labour costs can be reduced by increasing the labour market flexibility (e.g. by easier hiring and firing and higher wage spreads especially towards the lower wage scale) and by measures directly reducing labour costs. The result of such measures will be an increase of unemployment and of felt unemployment risks by large population groups as well as general real income losses from labour. The fiscal austerity measures in addition and in short term will reduce economic activities and thus aggravate the social problems. These negative social effects of getting out of a crisis are the most crucial and controversial policy issue. People and their interest organizations to a greatly varying extent will accept or refuse Details

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  1. Abberger, Klaus, Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Chang Woon Nam, Gernot Nerb and Siegfried Schoenherr, How Can the Crisis Vulnerability of Emerging Economies Be Reduced?, ifo Forschungsberichte 65, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

  2. Werding, Martin and Christoph Schinke, Tragfähigkeit der öffentlichen Finanzen: Modellrechnungen für die mittlere und lange Frist, ifo Forschungsberichte 64, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

  3. Felbermayr, Gabriel, Erdal Yalcin and Inga Heiland, Beschäftigungseffekte der Exportkreditgarantien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Hermesdeckungen), ifo Forschungsberichte 63, ifo Institut, 2013 | Details

  4. Felbermayr, Gabriel, Mario Larch, Finn Krüger, Lisandra Flach, Erdal Yalcin and Sebastian Benz, Dimensionen und Auswirkungen eines Freihandelsabkommens zwischen der EU und den USA, ifo Forschungsberichte 62, ifo Institut, 2013 | Details

  5. Rave, Tilmann, Ursula Triebswetter and Johann Wackerbauer, Koordination von Innovations-, Energie- und Umweltpolitik, ifo Forschungsberichte 61, ifo Institut, 2013 | Details

  6. Rainer, Helmut, Stefan Bauernschuster, Natalia Danzer, Timo Hener, Christian Holzner and Janina Reinkowski, Kindergeld, ifo Forschungsberichte 60, ifo Institut, 2013 | Details | PDF Download

  7. Rainer, Helmut, Stefan Bauernschuster, Wolfgang Auer, Natalia Danzer, Mine Hancioglu, Bastian Hartmann, Timo Hener, Christian Holzner, Notburga Ott, Janina Reinkowski and Martin Werding, Kinderbetreuung, ifo Forschungsberichte 59, ifo Institut, 2013 | Details | PDF Download

  8. Büttner, Thiess, Alexander Ebertz, Björn Kauder and Markus Reischmann, Finanzwissenschaftliche Begutachtung des kommunalen Finanzausgleichs in Rheinland-Pfalz, ifo Forschungsberichte 58, ifo Institut, 2013 | Details

  9. Buchholz, Wolfgang, Jonas Frank, Hans-Dieter Karl, Johannes Pfeiffer, Karen Pittel, Ursula Triebswetter, Jochen Habermann, Wolfgang Mauch and Thomas Staudacher, Die Zukunft der Energiemärkte: Ökonomische Analyse und Bewertung von Potenzialen und Handlungsmöglichkeiten, ifo Forschungsberichte 57, ifo Institut, 2012 | Details | PDF Download

  10. Büttner, Thiess, Robert Fenge, Oliver Röhn and Thomas Strobel, Der Beitrag des öffentlichen Sektors zur Wertschöpfung: Messprobleme und Lösungsansätze, ifo Forschungsberichte 56, ifo Institut, 2012 | Details

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