Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt receives the Gustav Stolper Award of the Verein für Socialpolitik

– The Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) has awarded the Gustav Stolper Award 2016 to Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt, president of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.
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Contribution on regulatory treatment of sovereign exposures of banks

– Mitigating the sovereign-bank nexus is a key policy target of banking sector regulatory reform in the euro area. An important, highly debated line of policy proposals aims at removing privileges for sovereign exposures in banking regulation. Based on...
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Working paper on sovereign debt restructuring in the euro area

– The working paper "A mechanism to regulate sovereign debt restructuring in the euro area" by Jochen Andritzky, Désirée Christofzik, Lars P. Feld, and Uwe Scheuering proposes a two-stage mechanism for the restructuring of sovereign debt during ESM...
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Working paper on digitisation

– The global economy is in the midst of an encompassing transition, reflecting the highly disruptive potential of the process of digitisation. Many German commentators even view the digitisation of production ("industry 4.0") as the harbinger of a new...
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Council deepens international cooperation

– On June 24 2016, the German Council of Economic Experts has held the "International Conference of Councils on Economic Policy" in Berlin. The event took place on the premises and with the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and...
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Economic forecast for 2016 and 2017

– The German Council of Economic Experts has slightly lowered its forecast for 2016 due to somewhat weaker external demand. The Council now expects German gross domestic product (GDP) to grow 1.5 %. For 2017, the Council expects GDP growth to pick up...