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"Clever Heads, Strong Ideas" - Prize for the best bachelor thesis in Lower Saxony in 2014

(published on 19.08.2014)

Under the patronage of the Lower Saxony Minister for Economy, Labour and Transport, Olaf Lies, and the Lower Saxony Minister for Science and Culture, Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić, the Foundation Lower Saxony Economic Research and the NIW Hannover award the best economic bachelor thesis with practical relevance in Lower Saxony.

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New Publication: The Role of Personality for Income Differences and Occupational Choice

(published on 04.08.2014)

For many years, income disparities have been an issue of social debate. In this context, not only income disparities between men and woman exist, but there are also income differences within groups of a similar level of education. However, why do only few people change to a job with higher salary? Furthermore, why are there large and growing income differences, although the education of a vast majority of the population has been increased for years? Katrin John and Stephan Thomsen investigate these questions in their article "Heterogeneous Returns to Personality: The Role of Occupational Choice", which has been published in the current issue of Empirical Economics.

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niw info 1/2014

(published on 29.07.2014)

In the current newsletter we inform about research projects, events and other activities in the first half of the year 2014.

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niw info spezial 1/2014: Low immigration into scientific professions in Germany

(published on 25.07.2014)

The results of our analysis of the attractiveness of Germany for internationally mobile researchers are presented in the new niw info spezial 1/2014.

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NIW has been authorized by the Leibniz University of Hannover to call itself "Institute at the Leibniz University of Hannover"

(published on 04.07.2014)

The presidium of the Leibniz University of Hannover has authorized the NIW in a decision in June 2014 to call itself "Institute at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover". This emphasizes the high scientific quality of NIWs work as well as the close and trusting cooperation of NIW and LUH.

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Activity Report 2013

(published on 26.06.2014)

The Activity Report 2013, presenting the work of the NIW in the year 2013, has been released.

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New Publication: Unexhausted Potentials in the Allocation of Child Care Spots

(published on 11.06.2014)

The German family policy has been systematically and comprehensively evaluated by the first time by the overall evaluation of family-related benefits. The main results of this evaluation are presented in the current issue of the Quarterly Journals of Economic Research (Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 83, No. 1) under the title „Familienpolitische Maßnahmen in Deutschland – Evaluationen und Bewertungen“. In addition, the issue includes further studies, which do not directly correspond to the overall evaluation, but have been worked out in this context. One of these studies has been worked out by Sissa Carlsson and Stephan Thomsen from the NIW Hannover. 

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Press Releases

Geringe Zuwanderung in wissenschaftliche Berufe nach Deutschland

Pressemitteilung Nr. 7/2014

(published on 25.07.2014)

Forscherinnen und Forscher sind durch ihr personengebundenes Wissen als Innovationstreiber Schlüsselfaktoren für das Wirtschaftswachstum. Das Niedersächsische Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW) Hannover hat die Attraktivität des Forschungsstandorts Deutschland für international mobile Forscherinnen und Forscher untersucht. Trotz einer Zunahme leistet ihre Zuwanderung nur einen geringen Beschäftigungsbeitrag. Im direkten Vergleich mit den USA zeigt sich zudem ein klarer Rückstand. Ausschlaggebend hierfür sind insbesondere die Rahmenbedingungen des deutschen Wissenschaftssystems, die im Hinblick auf die Verlässlichkeit und Attraktivität von Wissenschaftskarrieren oder die Förderung von Spitzenforschung verbessert werden müssen.

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Niedersächsisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung wird An-Institut der Leibniz Universität Hannover

Pressemitteilung Nr. 6/2014

(published on 04.07.2014)

Das Präsidium der Leibniz Universität Hannover hat dem Niedersächsischen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW) die Befugnis erteilt, sich als „Institut an der Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover“ zu bezeichnen. Dies unterstreicht die hohe wissenschaftliche Qualität der Arbeit des NIW sowie die enge und vertrauensvolle Kooperation zwischen dem NIW und der Universität.

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