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CESifo Group Munich

The CESifo Group, consisting of the Center for Economic Studies (CES), the Ifo Institute and the CESifo GmbH (Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research) is a research group unique in Europe in the area of economic research. read on CESifo Group Munich

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  1. CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics

    teaserImage The CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics will take place from 24 to 26 April 2014. The conference will be organised by Prof. Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford. The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Hendrik Kleven, London School of Economics. On the first evening of the conference (Thursday 24 April), the Richard Musgrave Lecture will be delivered by Prof. James R. Hines Jr., University of Michigan. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the CESifo Conference Centre, Munich, Poschingerstr. 5. Details

  2. Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

    teaserImage As part of the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship, this year’s award winner Professor James R. Hines Jr. will give the 6th Richard Musgrave Lecture entitled: "International Taxation and National Interests" on 24 April 2014. Professor Hines is both Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Michigan. In addition, he has been an active member of the CESifo research network since August 1999. With this award the prize winner is also named a Distinguished CESifo Fellow. Details

  3. Professor Alexander Sebald Visits CES as a Guest Researcher

    teaserImage Professor Alexander Sebald, Associate Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Copenhagen, is a guest at the Center for Economic Studies (CES) in April and May. Alexander Sebald’s fields of interests are behavioural and experimental economics with a particular focus on emotions like reciprocity and guilt aversion. During his time in Munich he will mainly focus on a project involving a series of large-scale internet experiments with a representative sample of the Danish working age population. Details

  4. Michael Bauer Visits CES as a Guest Researcher

    teaserImage From 21 April until 4 May Michael D. Bauer, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is a guest at the Center for Economic Studies (CES). Michael Bauer’s research interests are in financial economics. His work is primarily aimed at understanding the behaviour of interest rates and their interactions with the economy and monetary policy. In his CES lecture series, Mr Bauer will provide an introduction to the literature on yield curve modelling and discuss the various answers that this literature has given. Details

  5. Innovation Grant as a Support Instrument

    teaserImage Innovation is the driving force behind growth, improvements in competition and the sustainably safeguarding of jobs. To this end, politics supports companies’ research and development (R&D) activities almost across the board. An expert report commissioned by the Saxon State Ministry for the Economy, Employment and Transport discusses how an innovation grant could be designed. Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in March 2014

    Crimea Crisis Causes Uncertainty among Saxon Companies

    Apr 8, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell in March. The climate indicators for the Eastern German Länder and Saxony also declined steeply. Although Saxon survey participants were more satisfied with their current business situation, they expressed less optimism regarding their future business developments. International tensions in Eastern Europe have left their mark on the future expectations of Saxon firms. Russia is Saxon manufacturers’ fifth most important foreign trade partner, meaning that the latter could be particularly strongly impacted by the EU’s economic sanctions. Details

  2. Ifo Export Climate for February 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Remains Stable

    Apr 2, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate stabilised in February at the December/January level of 0.20 points. Details

  3. From the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Credit Constraints Hit New Historic Low Again

    Mar 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German trade and industry once again fell to a new historic low in March, dropping to 18.5 percent from 18.6 percent in February. In other words, 18.5% of the companies surveyed reported restrictive access to bank credit. Financing conditions for German companies remain excellent. Details

  4. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Clouds Over

    Mar 28, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry for the Eastern German Länder fell in March 2014 for the first time since last summer. Eastern German companies assessed the current business situation just as positively as last month, but they were clearly less optimistic about future business developments. International tensions in the Ukraine conflict are fuelling insecurity in the Eastern German economy. Details

  5. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2014

    Employment Barometer Falls

    Mar 27, 2014: The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, failed to remain at last month’s good level and fell slightly in March. Although the index fell in all sub-segments apart from retailing, a slightly positive trend in employment is still to be reckoned with. Details

  6. Results of the March 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Mar 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in March to 110.7 points from 111.3 points after four successive increases. Companies expressed far less confidence in future business developments, but were more satisfied with their current business situation. The crisis of the emerging economies and the events in Crimea are impacting the confidence of German firms. Details

  7. Results of the March 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Falls in German Service Sector

    Mar 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector continued to fall in March. This was primarily due to a clear deterioration in expectations on the part of service providers, which fell below the long-term average. Assessments of the current business situation, by contrast, were considerably better than last month. Despite a loss of momentum, firms still plan to recruit small numbers of additional staff. Details

  8. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 1st quarter 2014

    Ifo Architects Survey: Order Backlogs Significantly Higher

    Mar 13, 2014: The business climate improved slightly at the beginning of the first quarter of 2014, according to the results of the Ifo Institute's quarterly survey of freelance architects. This was mainly due to a more optimistic assessment of business perspectives, while assessments of the current business situation brightened only insignificantly. Details

  9. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in February 2014

    Saxon Economy Shifts up a Gear Thanks to International Trade

    Mar 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry continued to rise in February. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony increased sharply by over two index points. According to reports by Saxon survey participants, their confidence in future business developments grew considerably. The Saxon companies surveyed are also more satisfied with their current business situation. Details

  10. Ifo Export Climate for January 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Remains Stable

    Mar 5, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate stabilised in January at the previous month’s value of 0.21 points. The relatively large decline in corporate and consumer confidence was offset by an improvement in price competitiveness. Details

Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

As part of the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship, this year’s award winner Professor James R. Hines Jr. will give the 6th Richard Musgrave Lecture entitled: "International Taxation and National Interests" on 24 April 2014. Professor Hines is both Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Michigan. In addition, he has been an active member of the CESifo research network since August 1999. With this award the prize winner is also named a Distinguished CESifo Fellow. read on Richard Musgrave Lecture: International Taxation and National Interests

Just released

  1. Cover Image Sinn, Hans-Werner, Gefangen im Euro, Redline Verlag, München, 2014, 224 , Information | Details

  2. Cover Image Hanushek, Eric A., Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Wößmann, Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, 2013, Information | Details

Journals

  1. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 08/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-64 | Details | Download

  2. Cover Image "ifo Dresden berichtet 2/2014", ifo Institut, Dresden, 2014 | Details | Download

  3. Cover Image "CESifo DICE Report 1/2014 (Spring): Political Institutions and Fiscal Policies", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014, 01-61 | Details | Download

  4. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 07/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-30 | Details

  5. Cover Image "CESifo Forum 2/2014 (Summer): Ireland's Recovery from Crisis ", Ifo Institute, München, 2014, 03-40 | Details | Download

  6. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 03/2014", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2014 | Details | Download

  7. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 03/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014 | Details

  8. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 06/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-42 | Details

Books

  1. Cover Image Kluge, Jan, Robert Lehmann, Joachim Ragnitz and Felix Rösel, Industrie- und Wirtschaftsregion Lausitz: Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven, ifo Dresden Studien 71, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Kugler, Franziska, Guido Schwerdt and Ludger Wößmann, "Ökonometrische Methoden zur Evaluierung kausaler Effekte der Wirtschaftspolitik", Ifo Working Paper No. 178, 2014 | Details | Download

  2. Cover Image Bauernschuster, Stefan and Oliver Falck, "Culture, Spatial Diffusion of Ideas and their Long-Lasting Imprints - Evidence from Froebel's Kindergarten Movement", CESifo Working Paper No. 4749, April 2014 | Details | Download

  3. Cover Image Potrafke, Niklas and Markus Reischmann, "Fiscal Transfers and Fiscal Sustainability", CESifo Working Paper No. 4716, March 2014 | Details | Download