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In this field of research, IAW mainly focuses on impact analyses and process-accompanying evaluations of various labor market policies. Another research topic are the effects of legal regulations on the labor market.
Demographic change, the shortage of skilled workers and the increasing inequality of market incomes are central challenges for the social security system. Our research focuses on poverty and wealth, social mobility, rehabilitation and retirement, and working conditions in care.
Research on education issues is an important field of research at the IAW. The focus is on the transition between school and work, on the development of training and further education, on digitization processes in the education sector and on the returns to education.
The IAW feels closely connected to the state of Baden-Württemberg and its economic and social development. In many research projects, we examine current challenges, opportunities and risks of companies and employees in different industries and regions of Baden-Württemberg.
We investigate the significance of international trade and migration for incomes and employment in the state of Baden-Württemberg and the German economy. The focus of our research lies in trade agreements as well as European Integration on goods and factor markets.
Due to demographic change, the topics of migration and integration will gain in importance in the future. Quantitative questions becoming increasingly important for the national economy, e.g. forms of managing immigration and the attractiveness for potential migrants, while qualitative questions may treat about criteria for successful integration.
In the third quarter of 2023, the growth of Baden-Württemberg's gross domestic product (GDP) will slip slightly into negative territory (see figure on the left: rates of change in GDP from the previous quarter, 2021-2024). In the two following quarters, there could be weakly positive economic growth again. As far as can be foreseen at present, 2023 will nevertheless be recorded in the statistics as a year with very weak growth.
In the economic causal analyses of a recent IAW study commissioned by the BMFSFJ, no statistically significant effects of the instruments of the EntgTranspG on equal pay between women and men can be demonstrated. The further analyses show that the applicable legal regulations are still not sufficiently known, that their implementation remains unclear in some cases, and that they are often ignored or circumvented in whole or in part. This is also due to the fact that at least two of the three central instruments of the law, namely the voluntary company auditing procedures and the reporting obligations for companies subject to management reporting, are not or not sufficiently sanctioned.
New scientific director at IAW - Prof. Martin Biewen succeeds Prof. Wilhelm Kohler
As of today, Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen (2nd from right) takes over as Scientific Director of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) in Tübingen. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler, who held this office for ten years. In the future, Professor Biewen will lead the IAW together with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann.
Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen has held the Chair of Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen since 2009. His research interests lie in labor market and education economics, especially in the area of income distribution. His methodological contributions deal, among other things, with the application of machine learning.
Award of the Norbert Kloten Prize for Applied Economic Research 2023 to Mr. Matthias Wirth for his master thesis Climate Change Econometrics: Estimating a two-component energy balance model as a cointegrated VAR, which was supervised by Professor Dr. Joachim Grammig at the University of Tübingen.
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Greeting: Dr. Patricia Staab, President of the Head Office of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Baden-Württemberg. Laudatory speech: Professor Dr. Wilhelm Rall, Chairman of the Board of IAW e.V.
Multilateralism as a response to the challenges facing Europe and China. Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Beijing, PR China
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Panel Discussion: Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, Vice President of the AIIB, Beijing, PR China Prof. Dr. Lisandra Flach, Director of the Ifo Center for International Economics / Professor of Economics at LMU Munich, Germany Dr. Thomas Hueck, Chief Economist, Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany Eric Schöller, Member of the Board of Management, Groz-Beckert KG, Albstadt Moderation: Johannes Pennekamp, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung