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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. State Export Credit Guarantees in a Globalised World

    teaserImage The latest CESifo Forum presents a collection of articles resulting from the conference called ‘The State Export Credit Guarantees in Globalised World’ that was held at the Ifo Institute. In the first part of the special issue, five stakeholders from different institutions assess developments in global value chains and discuss the role and challenges for export credit agencies (ECA) from their point of view. In the second part of the special edition four experts present empirical analyses for countries with very specific characteristics. Details

  2. The Challenges of an Ageing Society – International Institute of Public Finance Holds Annual Congress in Lugano

    teaserImage Over 400 national and international public finance experts – including economists from the CESifo Group – will be meeting from 20 to 23 August 2014 at the 70th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), the global public finance organisation, to be held at the University of Lugano. This year's conference is entitled: "Redesigning the Welfare State for Ageing Societies" and participants will discuss reform proposals against the background of an ageing society. Details

  3. Dr. Marc Auboin Visits Ifo Institute

    teaserImage Marc Auboin, Counsellor at the Research and Statistics Department of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and member of the WTO Task Force on the Financial Crisis and Trade, will visit the Ifo Institute from 18 to 22 August 2014. In cooperation with Dr. Erdal Yalcin, Ifo Institute, and Kalina Manova, his research explores the causal links between trade credit/insurance and trade flows at the sector level. Details

  4. Dr. Andreas Leibbrandt Visits CES

    teaserImage Andreas Leibbrandt, Senior Lecturer at Monash University, is visiting the Center for Economic Studies (CES) from 15 August to 15 October 2014. His main research interests lie in cooperativeness and competitiveness. Through field and lab experiments he explores questions in the fields of public, environmental, labour, and organisational and personnel economics. Details

  5. Government Debt Crisis: a Time Bomb for Monetary Union?

    teaserImage In the wake of the financial and economic crisis government debt in several euro countries has risen more strongly than ever before, and there is no credible consolidation strategy in sight. On the contrary, calls are even growing louder for an easing of austerity policies to stimulate the economy. Can European Monetary Union survive the government debt crisis? This question is discussed by Stefan Homburg, University of Hannover, Carsten Hefeker, University of Siegen, Christian Keuschnigg, University of St. Gallen and Institut für Höhere Studien Wien, and Klaus Weyerstraß, Institut für Höhere Studien Wien, Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University, New Jersey, Wolfgang Quaisser, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, and Lars P. Feld, University of Freiburg, in ifo Schnelldienst 15/2014. Details

  1. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014 (13 August 2014)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Brightens Slightly

    Aug 13, 2014: The Ifo Index for the world economy rose to 105.0 points from 102.3 points in the previous quarter. Both assessments of the current economic situation, as well as the economic outlook, improved somewhat versus April. World economic activity remains on the rise. The risks, however, have grown: almost three quarters of the WES experts surveyed believe that rising energy prices and supply shortages pose a moderate to high potential threat to the world economy. Details

  2. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in July 2014

    Despite Geopolitical Tensions Saxony’s Capital Goods Industry Remains Buoyant

    Aug 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points in the previous month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony also dipped slightly. However the decline for Saxony was far smaller than for Germany and the Eastern German Länder, and was due to a less favourable outlook for future business developments. The current business situation, by contrast, was assessed more favourably than in June. The Saxon economy is proving extremely robust to geopolitical tensions, even although it cannot completely escape their influence. Details

  3. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014 (06 August 2014)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Clouds Over

    Aug 6, 2014: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell from 123.0 points to 118.9 points in the third quarter. While assessments of the current economic situation remained unchanged at a low level, the six-month economic outlook deteriorated significantly. The experts surveyed fear rising energy prices and falling exports due to the Ukraine conflict. Details

  4. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    German Companies Continue to Enjoy Very Easy Access to Bank Loans

    Jul 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German industry fell slightly to 18.2 percent from 18.3 percent in June. As in recent months, financing conditions for German business were excellent. Details

  5. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany deteriorates

    Jul 30, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry deteriorated markedly in July. Eastern German survey participants are less satisfied with their current business situation than last month. They are also more cautious about future business developments. The Eastern German economy can no longer escape the impact of international tensions. Details

  6. Ifo Export Climate for June 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Remains Unchanged

    Jul 30, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate remained at its previous month’s value of 0.40 index points in June. This result was also reflected in the sub-indices for company and consumer confidence in foreign business and price competitiveness, which both remained almost unchanged versus May. Details

  7. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    German Companies Still Cautious About Recruiting

    Jul 29, 2014: German companies are still looking for staff, but remain fairly cautious about recruiting. The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, was unchanged in July at 106.0 index points. The increase in employment remains fairly sluggish. Service providers remain most willing to recruit additional staff. Details

  8. Results of the July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points last month. This marks the third decrease in succession. Assessments of the current business situation were less favourable than in June. Companies were also less optimistic about future business developments. Geopolitical tensions are taking their toll on the German economy. Details

  9. Results of the July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

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

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 22.5 balance points in July from 25.2 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation were no longer as positive as in June. Service providers, by contrast, are slightly more optimistic about future business developments and still plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  10. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in June 2014

    Ukraine and Iraq: Saxon Manufacturing Braves Political Unrest

    Jul 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade fell to 109.7 points in June from 110.4 points in the previous month. While the climate indicator in Eastern Germany rose, the business climate for Saxon industry and trade deteriorated somewhat. This was mainly due to less favourable assessments of the current business situation by Saxon companies. By contrast, survey participants expressed greater optimism about future business developments. Despite the crisis in the Ukraine and the unrest in Iraq, the signs for Saxon’s economy remain positive. Details

CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2014

CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2014

In co-operation with the Venice International University.
CESifo's fifteenth Venice Summer Institute will take place from 21 to 26 July 2014, with five workshops dealing with the following topics: Behavioural Political Economy, The Economics and Political Economy of Energy Subsidies, Demographic Change and Long-Run Development, Regional Mega Deals: New Trends, New Models, New Insights?, and Reforming the Public Sector. read on CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2014

Next Events

  1. Present-Bias and Time-Inconsistency in Inter-Temporal Choice, Part I

    • 27.08.2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • David Huffman, University of Oxford
    • Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Evidence of present-bias and dynamic inconsistency

  2. Present-Bias and Time-Inconsistency in Inter-Temporal Choice, Part II

    • 27.08.2014, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    • CES Lecture
    • David Huffman, University of Oxford
    • Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Quasi-hyperbolic discounting and consumption/savings decisions

  3. Present-Bias and Time-Inconsistency in Inter-Temporal Choice, Part III

    • 28.08.2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • CES Lecture
    • David Huffman, University of Oxford
    • Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)

    Self-awareness about dynamic inconsistency and IO implications

  4. 4th "Regional Economics" Workshop

    • 11.09.2014, 11:00 AM - 12.09.2014, 02:00 PM
    • Ifo Workshop
    • Ifo Institute, Dresden Branch

    This year's "Regional Economics" workshop, which will be co-hosted by the Dresden Branch of the Ifo Institute and the Technical University of Braunschweig, is scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 September 2014 in Dresden. The two-day event aims to promote the exchange and discussion of recent research results and is primarily aimed at junior economists working in the field of regional economics Details

  5. ETSG 2014 Munich - 16th Annual Conference

    • 11.09.2014, 12:00 PM - 13.09.2014, 05:00 PM
    • CESifo Conference
    • University of Munich

    The European Trade Study Group (ETSG) is a forum for academic discussion and research on international trade among European universities and research institutes. Participation in ETSG activities is open to all academic and research economists. ETSG 2014 is being hosted by LMU Munich and Ifo Institute. Details

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 "CESifo World Economic Survey August 2014", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image "ifo Dresden berichtet 4/2014", ifo Institut, Dresden, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 15/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-53 | Details

  4. Cover Image "CESifo Forum 3/2014 (Autumn): State Export Credit Guarantees in a Globalised World", Ifo Institute, Munich, 2014, 03-100 | Details | PDF Download

  5. Cover Image "ifo-GfK-Konsumreport 07/2014", ifo Institut; GfK Marktforschung, München; Nürnberg, 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  6. Cover Image "ifo Konjunkturperspektiven 07/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014 | Details

  7. Cover Image "ifo Schnelldienst 14/2014", ifo Institut, München, 2014, 03-58 | Details

Books

  1. Cover Image Eck, Alexander, Joachim Ragnitz, Felix Rösel, Johannes Steinbrecher and Christian Thater, Studie zur Berechnung des Vorschlags zur Neuordnung des Finanzausgleichs von Eichel, Fink und Tiemann (2013); Gutachten im Auftrag der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e. V., ifo Dresden Studien 73, ifo Institut, 2014 | Details

Working Paper

  1. Cover Image Herrera, Helios, Guillermo Ordonez and Christoph Trebesch, "Political Booms, Financial Crises", CESifo Working Paper No. 4935, August 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  2. Cover Image Junge, Martin, Martin D. Munk and Panu Poutvaara, "International Migration of Couples", CESifo Working Paper No. 4927, July 2014 | Details | PDF Download

  3. Cover Image Arnold, Felix, Björn Kauder and Niklas Potrafke, "Outside Earnings, Absence, and Activity: Evidence from Germany Parliamentarians", CESifo Working Paper No. 4900, July 2014 | Details | PDF Download