Presentation in the NIW Research Seminar

(published on 23.07.2015)

On Tuesday, July 28, there will be a presentation in the NIW Research Seminar by Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin and FU Berlin) on the subject "Preference for College and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information?". The presentation will start at 2.00 pm at the NIW (Königstraße 53). All interested persons are welcome.

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New Publication: Development and Functional Shifts of Manufacturing Employment in Europe

(published on 09.07.2015)

Most European countries experience a continuous decline in manufacturing employment. In a recently published article in the DIW Quarterly Journal of Economic Research (DIW Vierteljahresheft) 1/2015, Alexander Cordes and Birgit Gehrke investigate the question whether a relationship exists between the quantitative development of manufacturing employment and its structural composition (functions and tasks). The results show that the decline in manufacturing employment in the EU since 2008 is mainly driven by the decreased demand for production tasks. This effect was not that large in the knowledge intensive industry (compared to other industries) due to the higher relevance of strategically important functions (STEM professions, high-skilled management functions). Employment in German manufacturing was generally favored by national employment trends and a comparably low share of production tasks.

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New Publication: The Impacts of Shortening Secondary School Duration

(published on 02.07.2015)

The articles in the IZA World of Labor present comprehensive research findings based on empirical evidence in a compact and very readable style to a large target group of interested persons in policy, administration, economy, society and media. The newly published article "The impacts of shortening secondary school duration" by Prof. Dr. Stephan Thomsen provides a review of the effects of shortening university preparatory schooling. The review is based on the available empirical studies, which analyzed the large reforms of high school in Germany and Canada.

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Activity Report 2014

(published on 29.06.2015)

The Activity Report 2014, presenting the work of the NIW in the year 2014, has been released.

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The economic situation of Lower Saxony in 2015: clear signs of a solid upswing

(published on 19.06.2015)

The new "NIW-Konjunkturletter" informs about the current and future economic situation in Lower Saxony and Germany.

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Now also in English: List of Environmental Protection Goods

(published on 16.06.2015)

The new list of goods that are (capable of being) used for environmental and climate protection purposes, which had been worked out by the NIW on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency, has now been published also in English Language. The report documents the creation of this new list of potential environmental protection goods, which is based on the German official nomenclature of goods for production statistics 2009. The list forms the basis for detailed analyses of the structure and development of the production and international trade of potential environmental protection goods.

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Press Releases

Solider Aufschwung der niedersächsischen Wirtschaft

Pressemitteilung Nr. 4/2015

(published on 19.06.2015)

Die Wirtschaft in Niedersachsen ist, wie auch die gesamtdeutsche Volkswirtschaft, im vergangenen Jahr trotz eines widrigen Umfelds stärker als erwartet gewachsen. Laut Konjunkturletter des Niedersächsischen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW) ist auch in diesem Jahr mit einem robusten Wachstum des niedersächsischen Bruttoinlandsprodukts in Höhe von 1,6 Prozent zu rechnen.

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Vorstandswechsel im NIW

Pressemitteilung Nr. 3/2015

(published on 11.05.2015)

Auf der Vereinssitzung des Niedersächsischen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW) in Hannover am 24. April 2015 sind zwei der drei bisherigen Vorstandsmitglieder, Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez und Prof. Michael Sommer auf eigenen Wunsch aus dem Vorstand des Instituts ausgeschieden. Neben dem Direktor des NIW, Prof. Dr. Stephan Thomsen, wurde Prof. Dr. Sonning Bredemeier als neues Vorstandsmitglied gewählt.

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