Strupat, Christoph (2021)
Discussion Paper, 33/2021
Social protection programmes and their adaptation in times of the COVID-19 pandemic can be beneficial for social cohesion. Policy-makers aiming to preserve social cohesion should consider the expansion and adaption of social protection schemes in times of large covariate shocks.
This blog post assesses the outcomes of the UN climate change conference "COP26", which convened in Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 13 November 2021. It assesses what COP26 actually delivered, what this implies for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and international climate cooperation, and what remains to be done as the multilateral climate process moves towards COP27 in Egypt in 2022.
Altenburg, Tilman / Clara Brandi / Anna Pegels / Andreas Stamm / Kasper Vrolijk / Tina Zintl (2021)
Discussion Paper, 32/2021
We explore to what extent COVID-19 affects the long-term prospects of latecomer industrialisation. While short-term impacts have been severe, structural effects will be small. The pandemic may, however, accelerate some pre-COVID trends, e.g. towards platform economies.
Leininger, Julia / Francesco Burchi / Charlotte Fiedler / Karina Mross / Daniel Nowack / Armin von Schiller / Christoph Sommer / Christoph Strupat / Sebastian Ziaja (2021)
Discussion Paper, 31/2021
The paper offers a definition of social cohesion that is broad enough to cover the essentials holding societies together while keeping it lean enough to analyse the causes and consequences of social cohesion. Methodologically, we provide an application of our concept to the African context.