Wirtschaftspolitische Weichenstellungen

In Berlin hat der Präsident des RWI und Vorsitzende des Sachverständigenrats, Christoph M. Schmidt, das Jahresgutachten der "Wirtschaftsweisen" an die Bundesregierung übergeben.

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Effect of the 2004 EU enlargement

A new RWI study finds that former EU-15 border regions experienced positive integration effects after the 2004 EU enlargement. The study indicates that East German regions have benefited most from the enlargement, potentially reflecting their proximity to Poland as largest NMS market as well as favorable investment conditions.

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Unstatistik des Monats

Unstatistik des Monats Oktober ist die Pressemitteilung des Innenministeriums über das „erfolgreiche“ Projekt zur automatischen Gesichtserkennung. Tatsächlich würden monatlich mehr als 350.000 unnötige Personenkontrollen durch Fehlalarme verursacht.

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RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index

The Container Throughput Index decreased marginally from 133.3 points (revised) in the previous month to 133.2 points in September. According to the most recent data, index which – an early indicator of world trade development – has been decreasing two months in a row.

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RWI dialog

Zum achten Mal richtet das Büro Berlin des RWI den RWI dialog aus, um Wissenschaft und Politik miteinander ins Gespräch zu bringen. In diesem Jahr steht – neben dem aktuellen Gutachten des Sachverständigenrats – insbesondere das deutsche Gesundheitswesen im Fokus.

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Wirtschaftspolitische Weichenstellungen
Effect of the 2004 EU enlargement
Unstatistik des Monats
RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index
RWI dialog

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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Research and Advice

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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