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Area D

Public Policies and Institutions

Projects in area D study the role and functioning of different policies and institutions in maintaining resilient societies but also their impact on economic, political, and societal actors. Projects explore policies that deal with the long-term challenges of the climate crisis, the resilience of fiscal capacity and corresponding constraints to policymaking in crisis situations as well as policy responses to employment shocks during crises. Another project examines the problem of decision-making in crisis management when large amounts of information are available, but processing capacities are limited. Again, these different phenomena are interdependent, and their connections need to be studied through inter-project collaboration. Fiscal capacity, for example, has an important role in crisis management, as it not only determines the extent to which welfare state policy instruments can be used to address the situation, but can also affect the government's capacities to process information. Limited capacities to process information, in turn, are a common challenge in managing crises and can impact decision-making.

Projects in Area D

Code Title Project Leaders Field
D01 Economic Assessment and Design of Climate Policy Instruments Sebastian Rausch, Ulrich Wagner Economics
D02 Policy Support for Distributed and Decarbonized Energy Solutions Kathrine von Graevenitz, Stefan Reichelstein Economics, Business Administration
D03 Information Economics of Resilience and Crisis Management Hans Peter Grüner Economics
D04 European Welfare States Dealing with Employment Crises: Comparing Variations in Absorptive, Adaptive and Anticipatory Resilience Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Ilze Plavgo Sociology
D05 Fiscal Resilience in the European Union Friedrich Heinemann, Valentin Lang Economics, Political Science

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