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In 2007, RWI's Berlin Office was established to further strengthen the Institute's economic policy advice and active participation in economic policy processes. The central goals and tasks of the Berlin Office also include networking with scientific cooperation partners - especially local universities - and communicating the Institute's research findings to economic policymakers. The Berlin office thus also serves as a permanent and direct point of contact in the capital for all actors - e.g. from the media and political process - seeking competent answers to economic questions. RWI's team in Berlin includes researchers from the competence areas Labor Markets, Education, PopulationClimate Change and DevelopmentMacroeconomics and Public Finance – as well as the research group Substainability and Governance.

The Berlin office is actively involved - through co-organization - in research networks such as the "Berlin Network for Labor Market Research" (BeNA), the "Research Seminar on Environment, Resource and Climate Economics"(RSERC), the "Development Economics Network Berlin" (DENeB) and the "Berlin Interdisciplinary Education Research Network"(BIEN). The Berlin office also organizes its own conferences, workshops and dialogue formats.


Attention! New adress since April 1st, 2022:

RWI - Berlin Office
Zinnowitzer Str. 1
10115 Berlin

Phone.: (030) 2021598-11
Fax: (030) 2021598-19

Events 2023

Speaker: Soumya Balasubramanya (World Bank)

Location: Virtual with Zoom Link

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 pm

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Speaker: Toman Barsbai (University of Bristol)

Location: Hybrid in Berlin office or with Zoom Link

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 pm

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Events 2022

Speaker: Marion Leroutier (Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets & Stockholm School of Economics)

Location: Hybrid – Berlin Office and Teams-Event

Title: "The Cost of Air Pollution for Workers and Firms: Evidence from Sickness Leave Episodes"

Time: 10:15 - 11:45 Uhr

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Speaker: Julius Andersson (Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics)

Location: Hybrid – Berlin Office andTeams-Event

Title: "Decarbonisation and the Role of Nuclear Energy: Evidence from France"

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 Uhr

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Speaker: Alexandra Scacco (WZB)

Location: Hybrid in Berlin office or with Zoom Link

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 pm

Title:"Intergroup Avoidance: Observational and Experimental Evidence from Israel"

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Events 2017

Title: “What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs”

Location: Berlin

Young people out of work are a population at risk in developed and developing economies alike: first, the average share of jobless youths is typically twice as high as the corresponding share among adults. Second, youth unemployment shows excess cyclical volatility, i.e. youths’ probability of job loss during recessions exceeds that of adult workers. “Scarring effects” exacerbate the consequences of youth unemployment, as time out-of-work early in the lifecycle negatively impacts long-term labor market outcomes. Fourth, in low- and middle income countries, youths struggle to enter a quality job, due to lack of skills, lack of access to education, or lack of information. Finally, all these patterns may lead to discouraging youths entirely, leaving them outside of employment, education, and training.

The Conference
The conference brings together policy makers and government officials, practitioners from NGOs, experts from international organizations, and researchers working on aspects of helping disadvantaged youths find quality employment. The focus of the conference is to learn about effective youth policies. We expect and will encourage a lively and open discussion among all conference attendees.

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