Christian Bayer receives the Hermann Heinrich Gossen Award

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the Hermann Heinrich Gossen Award was awarded to Professor Christian Bayer. The Hermann Heinrich Gossen Award is awarded once a year by the Verein für Socialpolitik to an economist under the age of 45 from the German-speaking area for internationally recognized research achievements. The award is endowed with 10,000 euros. The aim of the award is to promote the internationalization of German-language economics. The main criterion for the award is publications in internationally recognized journals.

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”.

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