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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. The Power of Smaller Trade Unions: Should the Influence of Branch Trade Unions be Curbed?

    teaserImage Continued strikes at the Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa are fuelling discontent with branch trade unions. Should legislators curtail multiple collective bargaining agreements by smaller unions and their scope to take action? This issue is discussed in ifo Schnelldienst 24/2014 by Norbert Berthold, University of Würzburg, Claus Schnabel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Hagen Lesch, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln, Michael Fuchs, CDU/CSU parliamentary party, and Klaus Dauderstädt, dbb beamtenbund und tarifunion. Details

  2. Ifo Architects Survey: Order Backlogs Fall Markedly

    teaserImage The business climate clouded over slightly at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects. It nevertheless remains very friendly. Details

  3. Export Outlook Continues to Improve for Manufacturing

    teaserImage German manufacturing can look forward to rising exports. The Ifo Export Expectations rose to 7.0 balance points in December from 6.3 in November. This marks the third increase in succession. German exporters are benefiting from the falling euro exchange rate. The expected economic upturn will largely be driven by exports once again. Details

  4. Sweeping Reform of Inheritance Tax

    teaserImage Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn has spoken out in favour of a sweeping reform of inheritance tax. “The statement by the German Constitutional Court on inheritance tax should give rise to reform,” says Sinn. Rates should be low enough and tax exemptions high enough to ensure that incentives to accumulate inheritable wealth are not curtailed too excessively. Details

  5. Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    teaserImage The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 105.5 points in December from 104.7 points last month. Positive assessments of the current business situation remained unchanged. The outlook for the months ahead continued to brighten. Dropping oil prices and a falling euro exchange rate are seasonal gifts to the German economy. Details

  1. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 4th quarter 2014

    Ifo Architects Survey: Order Backlogs Fall Markedly

    Dec 19, 2014: The business climate clouded over slightly at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects. It nevertheless remains very friendly. Details

  2. Results of the December 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    Dec 18, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 105.5 points in December from 104.7 points last month. Positive assessments of the current business situation remained unchanged. The outlook for the months ahead continued to brighten. Dropping oil prices and a falling euro exchange rate are seasonal gifts to the German economy. Details

  3. Results of the December 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate for the Service Sector Improves Significantly

    Dec 18, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector rose in December to 25.6 balance points, from 19.4 points in the previous month. Very favourable assessments of the current business situation continued to improve. Service providers are also far more optimistic about future business developments than in previous months, with expectations rising to their highest level since July 2011. Service providers, especially in the hotel and restaurant industry, still plan to further increase prices. Details

  4. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in November 2014

    Saxon Economy Stuck in a Downturn

    Dec 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 104.7 index points in November after six consecutive decreases. There was also an upturn in the climate indicator for the Eastern German Länder. The business climate for trade and industry in Saxony, by contrast, deteriorated for the seventh month in succession. Saxon companies no longer assessed their current business situation as favourably as last month. Pessimism continued to prevail in business expectations for the next six months, but future business developments were assessed less unfavourably overall. The renewed decline in the Saxon climate indicator supports last month’s statement, namely that the Saxon economy remains in a downturn. Details

  5. Ifo Export Climate for October 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Continues to Improve

    Dec 3, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate improved in October to 0.43 index points from 0.34 points last month. The increase was particularly due to a significant improvement in corporate and consumer confidence abroad. Details

  6. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for November 2014

    Credit Constraints Rise Slightly, But Financing Opportunities Remain Excellent for German Companies

    Nov 28, 2014: Many firms still have no problems accessing bank credit, but credit constraints for German trade and industry rose to 18.3 percent in November from 17.7 percent last month. The ECB’s October bank stress test currently appears to be having no impact on bank lending in Germany. Details

  7. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for November 2014

    Decline in the Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Grinds to Halt for Now

    Nov 27, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry improved slightly, after deteriorating for four consecutive months. Eastern German companies are more satisfied with their current business situation than last month. However, unfavourable business expectations worsened for the months ahead. November offers at least temporary respite for Eastern Germany’s flagging economy. Details

  8. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for November 2014

    Firms Far More Reticent About Recruiting

    Nov 26, 2014: Only isolated German companies plan to recruit more staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer fell to 105.4 index points in November, after 106.9 points in October. For the moment there is only a slightly positive employment dynamic. Details

  9. Results of the November 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    Nov 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose in November to 104.7 points from 103.2 points in October. The business climate previously deteriorated six times in a row. Assessments of the current business situation are slightly more favourable than last month. Expectations with regard to the months ahead are also brighter. The downturn in the German economy has ground to a halt for the moment at least. Details

  10. Results of the November 2014 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Nov 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell in November to 19.3 balance points, from 23.8 points in the previous month. Service providers slightly scaled back their assessments of the current business situation, which nevertheless remained very good. They are also somewhat less optimistic about future business developments. Service providers still plan to recruit additional staff, but their willingness to do so fell to its lowest level in over a year. Details

Seminar series

Demokratie oder Gerontokratie – zur Systemrelevanz des Wahlalters

Demokratie oder Gerontokratie – zur Systemrelevanz des Wahlalters

Munich Seminar with Professor Kurt-Peter Merk, Hochschule Koblenz

Monday, 19. Januar 2015, 6.00 p.m.
Ifo Institute

The lecture will be given in German. read on Demokratie oder Gerontokratie – zur Systemrelevanz des Wahlalters

Next Events

  1. Modernization, Repression, and Democratic Institutions in Non-Democratic Political Regime

    • 05.01.2015, 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM
    • Lunchtime Seminar TU Dresden
    • Martin Rößler
    • TU Dresden, Sitzungszimmer der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Raum SCH B 037

  2. Measuring the Efficiency of German Universities: An Application of Efficient Frontier Functions

    • 12.01.2015, 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM
    • Lunchtime Seminar TU Dresden
    • Sabine Gralka
    • TU Dresden, Sitzungszimmer der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Raum SCH B 037

  3. Internal Seminar of the CESifo Group

    • 12.01.2015, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    • Internal Seminar of the CESifo Group
    • Christian Beermann, LMU
    • CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

  4. Topics in the Economics of Migration

    • 13.01.2015, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • David Jaeger, City University of New York
    • Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Who Migrates?

  5. Hans Möller Seminar

    • 13.01.2015, 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
    • Hans Möller Seminar
    • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, University of Mannheim
    • International Economics, Ludwigstr. 28/II, Library (room 221)

Just released

  1. Cover Image Sinn, Hans-Werner, The Euro Trap. On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014, 416 , Information | Details

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

Journals

  1. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 24/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-88 | Details

  2. Cover Image "ifo Dresden berichtet 6/2014", ifo Institut, Dresden, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 23/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-69 | Details

  4. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 11/2014", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  5. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 11/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014 | Details

  6. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 22/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-55 | Details

Books

  1. Cover Image Heller, Julia, Jan Kluge, Robert Lehmann, Christian Ochsner and Joachim Ragnitz, Strukturanalyse der ostdeutschen Chemieindustrie, ifo Dresden Studien 74, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Kauder, Björn and Niklas Potrafke, "Just hire your spouse! Evidence from a political scandal in Bavaria", Ifo Working Paper No. 194, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Hanushek, Eric A., Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold, "The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance", CESifo Working Paper No. 5120, December 2014 | Details | PDF Download