New study

Female Entrepreneurship – Evidence from Germany and the Baltic Sea Region

Today, the female self-employment rate is still lower than the male self-employment rate in various countries. When successful entrepreneurship is regarded as an important driver for economic growth, the question arises whether equal start-up opportunities exist.
Strategy 2030

Brazil and the 2014 World Cup

The opening game of the 20th FIFAWorld Cup in Brazil will kick off in São Paulo on 12 June. Two years later, Brazil will again be under public scrutiny around the world when Rio de Janeiro hosts the XXXI Summer Olympics. These events are giving Brazil the chance to present itself to the world as a powerful, safe and modern country. But in the run-up to the World Cup, massive protests against the country’s political leaders have erupted among large parts of the population.
Baltic Sea Academy Publication

Economic Perspectives, Qualifications and Labour Market Integration of Women in the Baltic Sea Region

The Baltic Sea Academy is editor and co-editor of scientific journals and publishes peer-reviewed books with contributions from scientists and experts from all countries around the Mare Balticum on an irregular basis. This study analyses the current economic and demographic structures in the Baltic Sea reagion and assesses the development perspectives.
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Strategy 2030 - Fracking

In the last few decades, global energy consumption has increased rapidly, and we can assume that this process will continue to accelerate in the near future. The strong growth in demand comes particularly from emerging markets, which require large quantities of energy for their rapidly expanding economies...

US votes on trade and migration

As populations in rich nations continue to age and skill shortages begin to emerge, concern over getting immigration policy right is set to intensify. This column discusses new research on US policymaking, showing that many of the determinants of policymakers’ attitudes towards trade are also in operation when it comes to migration.
Pressemitteilung vom 11. Dezember 2012

Rezession im Euroraum infiziert deutsche Konjunktur

Das HWWI hat seine Prognose der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in Deutschland aktualisiert. Für 2013 wird unverändert mit einem Wirtschaftswachstum von ½ % gerechnet, nach ¾ % für 2012. Die Risiken für eine ungünstigere Entwicklung bleiben angesichts der Unsicherheit über die weitere Entwicklung der Eurokrise, des möglichen „fiscal cliff“ in den USA und der Spannungen in Nahost aber erheblich.

New articles

Review of Family Business Definitions: Cluster Approach and Implications

by Henrik Harms


Testing the causal relationship between academic patenting and scientific publishing in Germany: Crowding-out or reinforcement?

by Heike M. Grimm, Johannes Jaenicke


How much of a socialist legacy? The re-emergence of entrepreneurship in the East German transformation to a market economy

by Elisabeth Bublitz et al.


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): From Global to Regional Multilateralism

by Thomas Straubhaar


HWWI Raw Material Index

The HWWI index measures the development of raw material prices.

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