nep-ger New Economics Papers
on German Papers
Issue of 2019‒03‒25
three papers chosen by
Roberto Cruccolini
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München

  1. Arbeitsmarkt und Arbeitskräftemobilität in der deutsch-französischen Grenzregion By Knörr, Marlene; Weber, Enzo
  2. Digitales Zentralbankgeld als neues Instrument der Geldpolitik By Andreas Hanl; Jochen Michaelis
  3. Repair und Do-it-yourself Urbanism in Wien aus Bezirksperspektive By Jonas, Michael; Segert, Astrid

  1. By: Knörr, Marlene; Weber, Enzo (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])
    Abstract: "Ce document étudie le marché du travail transfrontalier dans la région franco-allemande du Rhin Supérieur. En s'appuyant sur une analyse de pénurie de main d'oeuvre qui est menée pour les deux côtés de la frontière, une régression en panel à effets fixes estime l'impact d'un changement des situations du marché du travail sur le nombre de travailleurs frontaliers français. Bien que certains des effets prévus soient trouvés, leur ampleur est plutôt modeste et ne suffit pas pour équilibrer les disparités régionales de manière d'un marché du travail transfrontalier complètement intégré. De même, les certificats standardisés sont identifiés comme une barrière à la mobilité transfrontalière et la préférence des travailleurs frontalières pour des tâches routinières est confirmée. En outre, des transports en commun et des compétences linguistiques insuffisants, un manque d'informations sur le pays voisin et des problèmes concernant la reconnaissance des diplômes repré-sentent aussi des obstacles à un marché du travail intégré." (Resume d'auteur, IAB-Doku) ((fr))
    Keywords: Grenzpendler, Grenzgebiet, regionaler Arbeitsmarkt, regionale Disparität, regionale Mobilität, Mobilitätsbarriere, Pendler, Sprachkenntnisse, berufliche Qualifikation - Anerkennung, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Frankreich, Hochrhein, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    JEL: F22 J2 J61
    Date: 2019–03–13
  2. By: Andreas Hanl (University of Kassel); Jochen Michaelis (University of Kassel)
    Abstract: Digitalization increasingly replaces the demand for cash and leads to a privatization of payment systems. A recently discussed central bank reaction is central bank digital currency. This article discusses the concept, design options, the implementation into the monetary policy framework, and the macroeconomic consequences of a central bank digital currency.
    Keywords: CBDC, Digitales Zentralbankgeld, Geldpolitik
    JEL: E42 E44 E52 E58
    Date: 2019
  3. By: Jonas, Michael (Techno-Science and Societal Transformation Research Group, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria); Segert, Astrid (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria)
    Abstract: In Vienna – as in other cities in Europe – vast quantities of electrical appliances, furniture, textiles, toys and other everyday items are thrown away each year even though they could frequently still have been used further. At the same time, there has been a clear rise in DIY activities, repair initiatives and repair workshops in the city, all of which can be subsumed under a repair and do it yourself urbanism label. Drawing on extensive empirical research, we identify and describe the corresponding developments in two districts in Vienna (Neubau and Ottakring). We then present a typology of repair and do it yourself urbanism phenomena and actors that offer deep insight into the current developments in this field at a local level. Our study reveals clear differences in the general parameters and ways in which repair and do it yourself urbanism has developed in these two districts. It also reveals that substantial support and facilitation will be needed to ensure that the current and future trends in repair and do it yourself urbanism can deliver a significant contribution towards the development of resilient urban districts.
    Keywords: DIY urbanism, repair, do it yourself, typology, city districts
    Date: 2019–02

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