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Our figure of the month 05/2016: Reduced price dynamics in the real estate market

The price dynamics of the market for already existing houses seem to decline. While the house prices continue to increase, the growth of the house-price-to-income-ratio has slowed down. Nowadays an employee needs 8 times his annual…

QuBe integrates refugees

In the newly released BIBB data report for the “Berufsbildungsbericht 2016” the QuBe Consortium (www.qube-projekt.de) presents first results regarding the development of the population and selected sectors taking into account the number…

Refugees in Germany - opportunities prevail

Against the background of the massive increase in refugee numbers the consequences of refugee immigration on the economy was already discussed in October 2015 by the Economic and Social affairs team of GWS (GWS Discussion Paper 2015/17).…

Energy Efficiency in Srpska Republic

The Republika Srpska (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina) is climatically challenged both by cold winters and hot summers. More efficient buildings can help lower heating and cooling demand. This was explained in detail on national…

Our figure of the month 04/2016: Industry create jobs

In average, each directly employed person in the industry sector produces 1.2 jobs in other sectors of the economy. This is the result of an analysis of the GWS mbH that is based on the latest input output table of Germany. It confirms…

Estimating long-term immigration to Germany

The team of Economic and Social Affairs has tried to find a way to improve the estimation of long-term immigration to Germany. The new modelling aproach considers immigration differentiated by countries, age and sex and includes different…

Our figure of the month 03/2016: Minijobs are declining

During the last five years the number of people who were exclusively marginally paid stayed at a constant level of 4.9 million. In the same period, the total number of employees who are subject to social security deductions rose by…

Energy efficiency creates jobs

An EU-funded long-term project to promote energy efficiency in the countries at the southern and eastern Mediterranean, the GWS examined employment effects of the Israeli energy efficiency plan. About 5600 people are employed in this…

Our figure of the month 02/2016: Immigration will decrease in the long run

The balance of migration (number of persons immigrating to Germany less number of persons emigrating from Germany) is the most flexible factor in the determination of population development. The current wave of refugees is increasing the…

8th Input-Output Workshop in Osnabrück, Germany, 31 March - 1 April 2016

The GWS hosts for the second time the German-language Input-Output-Workshop. The biannual workshop takes place in the University of Osnabrück, on 31 March - 1 April 2016. The workshop provides the opportunity for researchers and…

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