Podcast: Der Gashahn 2.0

Was hat sich in Deutschland in Sachen Gasversorgung seit Beginn des russischen Angriffskrieges gegen die Ukraine getan? Wie würde ein jetziger Gaslieferstopp die Wirtschaft treffen? Und mit welchen Maßnahmen gelingt es, ausreichend Gas einzusparen? 

How willing are Germans to protect the climate?

In a representative survey for the briq policy monitor, a broad majority of Germans showed willingness to donate part of a freely disposable sum of money to climate protection. The willingness to donate not only increases with higher income, but also depends in particular on altruistic disposition as well as party preference. When it comes to consumption and mobility, a large majority of Germans now also pay attention to the climate impact of their decisions.

Clara Brandi from WS 22/23 Professor of International Economics & Development Economics

In a joint appointment process between the University of Bonn and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Dr. Clara Brandi has been appointed Professor of International Economics/Development Economics in the Department of Economics.

Equal Impact of Job Loss for Men and Women?

What costs are involved when a worker loses their job?

How Germany gets through the winter without Russian gas

The German economy could absorb an immediate halt to Russian gas supplies with the right economic policy measures. Germany must reduce its gas consumption by around 25 percent by the end of the upcoming heating season. The economic costs of such a reduction would be similar to those of an energy embargo in the spring. This is shown by an updated estimate of the team around Prof. Dr. Moritz Schularick and Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn, members of the Department of Economics of the University of Bonn. The study has been published as “ECONtribute Policy Brief”.

Lehrpreis des Rektorat für Helene Maas

Helene Mass wurde vom  Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät für den Lehrpreis des Rektorates 2022 nominiert und hat diesen innerhalb einer feierlichen Verleihung übergeben bekommen. Grund für die Nominierung sind die besten studentischen Evaluationsergebnisse (Note 1,1) für ihre Lehrveranstaltung „Mikroökonomik B““ – im Wintersemester 2021/22.

The Wealth of Germans

Today, one percent of German households own around 27 percent of the total assets of all Germans. But what was it like in the past? Moritz Schularick, together with Thilo Albers and Charlotte Bartels, writes about the history of wealth distribution in Germany in the FAZ column "Der Volkswirt.

Recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Board of the BMWK:

The Scientific Advisory Board at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection has written a letter to Federal Minister Dr. Robert Habeck on the effects of the war in Ukraine.

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