Unstatistik des Monats

Die Unstatistik des Monats November ist die Darstellung der Corona-Impfdurchbrüche in verschiedenen Medienberichten. Während die Beiträge selbst klarstellen, dass die Impfdurchbrüche kein Argument gegen die Impfung sind, werden Schlagzeilen irreführend formuliert.

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Klimaschutz beschleunigen: marktwirtschaftlich, sozial, global

Dieser Text wurde den Verhandlungsparteien am 18. November 2021 für den Koalitionsvertrag zur Verfügung gestellt. Die Initiative und der Text basieren auf einem Gastbeitrag von Ottmar Edenhofer, Veronika Grimm, Andreas Löschel, Karen Pittel und RWI-Präsident Christoph M. Schmidt in der FAZ vom 12. November 2021. 

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The German productivity paradox

A new VoxEU column by RWI President Christoph M. Schmidt, Désirée Christofzik, Steffen Elstner and Lars P. Feld discusses productivity growth in the German economy and the causes of the slowdown. The authors argue that higher productivity growth should not be the sole policy objective.

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Benzinpreise: Eine Bremse wäre das falsche Signal

Die Preise an deutschen Tankstellen sind in den vergangenen Monaten deutlich gestiegen. Eine Benzinpreisbremse wäre allerdings das völlig falsche Signal im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel. Zudem sind die Margen für Tankstellenbetreiber aktuell besonders niedrig.

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RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index

Der Containerumschlag-Index von RWI und ISL ist im September saisonbereinigt um 1,1 Punkte auf 124,8 gestiegen. Der Anstieg verdeckt dabei große regionale Unterschiede. Während der Umschlag in den chinesischen Häfen zurückging, hat er in den europäischen Häfen kräftig zugelegt.

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„Risikoadjustierte Inzidenz“ als alternativer Frühindikator

Die 7-Tage-Inzidenz ist als Entscheidungsgrundlage für ein adäquates Management der Corona-Pandemie zunehmend ungeeignet. Doch auch die Hospitalisierungsinzidenz ist keine geeignete Alternative. Das RWI schlägt daher in einem Positionspapier eine risikoadjustierte Inzidenz vor.

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Unstatistik des Monats
Klimaschutz beschleunigen: marktwirtschaftlich, sozial, global
The German productivity paradox
Benzinpreise: Eine Bremse wäre das falsche Signal
RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index
„Risikoadjustierte Inzidenz“ als alternativer Frühindikator

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