Container Throughput Index

During February 2017, the Container Throughput Index of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) increased by 0.5 points, reaching 124.5 points. It thus seems that world trade has gained a solid momentum.

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Konjunkturprognose

Das RWI erhöht seine Konjunkturprognose für das Jahr 2017 leicht auf 1,3 Prozent. Für das Jahr 2018 geht das RWI von einem Wachstum von 1,8 Prozent aus. Der Staatshaushalt wird weiterhin Überschüsse erwirtschaften.

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Forschungsprojekt Energiesparen

Zahlreiche Studien haben nachgewiesen, dass Energiesparbriefe in den USA helfen, Haushaltsstromverbräuche zu reduzieren. Die Ergebnisse dieser Studie zeigen, dass der Versand solcher Briefe in Deutschland wohl nur zu relativ geringen Einspareffekten führen würde.

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Konsumindikator

Der private Konsum dürfte zum Jahresende kräftiger zulegen als in den vergangenen Jahren. Darauf deutet der auf Internetdaten basierende RWI-Konsumindikator hin, der für das vierte Quartal 2016 von 41,5 auf 62,2 gestiegen ist. Die Konsumnachfrage dürfte damit kräftiger ausgeweitet werden als dies vor allem durch das Weihnachtsgeschäft ohnehin üblich ist.

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Container Throughput Index
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Forschungsprojekt Energiesparen
Konsumindikator

Economic Research & Policy Advice

The economy matters for everybody. At RWI we analyze what happens in the economy, why it happens, and which consequences changes in economic conditions and policies have for the individual and the society as a whole. With its research the Institute assists policy-makers and provides a basis for decision-making. It also assesses political measures. Furthermore, as a publicly funded research institute RWI wants to inform about economic issues, in a way that furthers a better understanding of economic processes among the wider public.

Hence, RWI’s research approach is multidimensional, ranging from the individual to the global economy in its research divisions "Labor Markets, Education, Population”, “Health Economics”, “Environment and Resources” and “Macroeconomics and Public Finance”. The Research Data Centre provides researchers with latest data.
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Labor Markets, Education, Population

The research division provides empirical analysis on current issues in labor, population and education economics and evaluates political measures.

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Health Economics

Applied empirical research is a major strength of this research division, focusing on both the regulation of health care systems and individual health-related behavior.

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Environment and Resources

The research division focuses on the evaluation of environmental and energy policy using modern methods of evaluation research as well as microeconometric analyses.

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Macroeconomics and Public Finance

Macroeconomic analysis is one of RWI´s core research areas – comprising much more than a solid description of present economic developments.

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RG Education

The research group investigates determinants of educational decisions and their returns.

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RG Migration and Integration

The research group undertakes empirical research on the causes and consequences of migration.

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RG Climate Change in Developing Countries

The research group undertakes research in the fields of energy access, local environment, water, micro-finance, and gender.

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RG Sustainability and Governance

The research group focuses on sustainable economic development and on institutions and processes that are necessary for controlling and regulating such a development.

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SRT Poverty and Development

Within the scope of its evidence-based policy advice activities RWI also examines the microeconomic backgrounds of poverty in developing countries.

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SRT Demographic Change

Viele RWI-Forschungsprojekte sprechen direkt oder indirekt den unaufhaltsamen demografischen Wandel an.

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SRT Regional Analyses

This research topic´s objective is to attain fundamental knowledge about regional interdependencies in economic activity that are of importance for economic policy.

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Research Data Center (FDZ Ruhr)

The Research Data Centre provides internal and external researchers with individual and firm data for non-commercial research, geocodes data and compiles regional data sets.

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RGS Econ

Zusammen mit der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, der TU Dortmund und der Universität Duisburg-Essen verfolgt das RWI in der RGS Econ eine Doktorandenausbildung auf internationalem Niveau.

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