With the "Spotlight on current issues in economics" we invite you to get insights into the latests findings in economic research through lists of references and online research papers held and archived by the ZBW.
Following the financial crisis, interest rates have reached (long-term) historical lows. For middle-class households in Germany, which are traditionally risk-averse and rely on savings, it is increasingly difficult to accumulate wealth in preparation for old age.
Illegal employment is declining in Germany which may be due to continuous economic development and concomitant low unemployment rates.
William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer received the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on climate change and growth. The following list contains research references on the macroeconomic consequences of global warming, in particular the DICE model.
In 1918, the “Stinnes Legien Agreement“ laid the foundation for collective bargaining autonomy in Germany: Trade unions and employers' associations agreed on wages and working conditions without interference from the state and could thus achieve industry-specific solutions.
William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer won the Nobel prize in economics for work on climate change and growth. We start our lists with Romer’s work about the importance of innovation for economic growth.
Life expectancy is increasing and everyone hopes for a long and healthy life. What individuals regard as a gift is proving to be a challenge for societies and pension systems.
The eighties saw a broad public debate about data protection being endangered by the German census which resulted in new laws. Now, 30 years later, we see millions of people worldwide sharing their personal data on digital networks like Facebook.
The German government plans a law which gives the right to return into fulltime jobs. There is a controversial discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of such regulation.
Scientists of different disciplines discuss key elements of Marx’ publications and their relevance in times of digitalization and globalization.
Economists have analyzed the effects of protectionism and beggar-thy-neighbour policy. Their findings show negative consequences for both sides.
What’s going on with Bitcoin price fluctuation and its huge volatility? Here you’ll find more information about the most famous crypto currency.