Studies overview

THEMES
CATEGORY
PERIOD
INNOVATION LAB  | BASIC PAPERS 18 MAY 2022

Growth, Degrowth or Post-growth? Towards a synthetic understanding of the growth debate

By Xhulia Likaj, Michael Jacobs & Thomas Fricke

INNOVATION LAB  | BASIC PAPERS 23 FEBRUARY 2022

Well-being at the Heart of Policy: Lessons from National Initiatives Around the OECD

by Nicola Brandt, Carrie Exton & Lara Fleischer

GLOBALIZATION  | WORKING PAPERS 1 FEBRUARY 2022

From a Better Understanding of the Drivers of Populism to a New Political Agenda

by Robert Gold

FINANCIAL WORLD  | WORKING PAPERS 1 FEBRUARY 2022

New perspectives on monetary policy

by Moritz Schularick

FINANCIAL WORLD  | WORKING PAPERS 13 JANUARY 2022

Failure and Need for Reform of German Financial Supervision

by Martin Hellwig & Gerhard Schick

FINANCIAL WORLD  | WORKING PAPERS 5 JANUARY 2022

Debating Central Bank Mandates

by Adam Tooze

INEQUALITY  | WORKING PAPERS 13 DECEMBER 2021

Inequality in Germany – Policy measures to reverse the trend

by Stefan Bach, Markus M. Grabka and Marc C. Adam

EUROPE  | WORKING PAPERS 13 DECEMBER 2021

The Prudence Principle – A New Framework for Eurozone Fiscal Policy

by Marc Blyth und Eric Lonergan

CLIMATE  | WORKING PAPERS 1 NOVEMBER 2021

Public financing of climate and other investments into the future

by Tom Krebs, Janek Steitz & Patrick Graichen

CLIMATE  | WORKING PAPERS 1 SEPTEMBER 2021

Public financing requirements for climate investments in the period 2021-2030

by Tom Krebs & Janek Steitz

THE STATE  | WORKING PAPERS 1 JUNE 2021

A new fiscal policy for Germany

by Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Max Krahé, Pola Schneemelcher, Florian Schuster, Viola Hilbert & Henrika Meyer

CLIMATE  | WORKING PAPERS 1 MARCH 2021

Climate protection and the modern state: A hydrogen package for Germany

by Tom Krebs

THE STATE  | WORKING PAPERS 30 NOVEMBER 2020

How to reduce Germany’s current account surplus?

by Jan Behringer & Till van Treeck & Achim Truger

INEQUALITY  | WORKING PAPERS 1 OCTOBER 2020

The role of rental income, real estate and rents for inequality in Germany

by Charlotte Bartels & Carsten Schroeder

THE STATE  | WORKING PAPERS 1 AUGUST 2020

Challenge-driven economic policy: A new framework for Germany

by Rainer Kattel & Mariana Mazzucato & Keno Haverkamp & Josh Ryan-Collins

OUR MAIN TOPICS

New Paradigm

NEW PARADIGM

After decades of overly naive market belief, we urgently need new answers to the great challenges of our time. More so, we need a whole new paradigm to guide us. We collect everything about the people and the community who are dealing with the question of a new paradigm and who analyze the historical and present impact of paradigms and narratives – whether in new contributions, performances, books and events.

Redefining
the role of
the state

REDEFINING
THE ROLE OF
THE STATE

For decades, there was a consensus that reducing the role of the state and cutting public debt would generate wealth. This contributed to a chronic underinvestment in education and public infrastructure. New research focuses on establishing when and how governments need to intervene to better contribute to long-term prosperity and to stabilize rather than aggravate economic fluctuations.

Remaking
finance

REMAKING
FINANCE

More than a decade after the financial crisis there still seems to be something seriously wrong with the financial system. Financial markets still tend to periodically misprice risk and contribute to boom and bust cycles. A better financial system needs to discourage short-termism and speculative activity, curtail systemic risk and distribute wealth more broadly.

Greening
prosperity

GREENING
PROSPERITY

During the high point of market orthodoxy, economists argued that the most 'efficient' way to combat climate change was to simply let markets determine the price of carbon emissions. Today, there is a growing consensus that prices need to be regulated and that a carbon price on its own might not be enough.

Reducing
inequality

REDUCING
INEQUALITY

The rising gap between rich and poor has become a threat to social cohesion in most rich countries. To reverse this trend it will be crucial to better understand the importance of different drivers of income and wealth inequality.

Innovation Lab

INNOVATION LAB

Do we need a whole new understanding of economic growth? What would be a real alternative? How viable are alternatives to GDP when it comes to measuring prosperity? These and other more fundamental challenges are what this section is about.

Globalization
for all

GLOBALIZATION
FOR ALL

After three decades of poorly managed integration, globalization is threatened by social discontent and the rise of populist forces. A new paradigm will need better ways not only to compensate the groups that have lost, but to distribute the gains more broadly from the start.

Europe
beyond markets

EUROPE
BEYOND MARKETS

The euro was planned during a period in which economic policy making was driven by a deep belief in market liberalism and the near impossibility of systemic financial crises. This belief has been brought into question since the euro crisis, which showed that panics do happen. New thinking needs to focus on developing mechanisms to protect eurozone countries from such panics and to foster economic convergence between members.

Corona Crisis

CORONA CRISIS

The current Corona crisis is probably the worst economic crisis of the post-World War 2 era. Economists are working hard on mitigating the economic effects caused by COVID-19 to prevent a second Great Depression, the break-up of the Eurozone and the end of globalisation. We collect the most important contributions.