News & Events A bankruptcy update from IWH: “Ongoing Decline in Bankruptcy Statistics” "After hitting an all-time low in July, the number of firms de-claring bankruptcy in Germany fell yet again in August. A new low was also registered in the number of impacted jobs.", says Steffen Müller in the latest IWH Press Release. These are the key findings of... Read More The first MICROPROD Podcast is here! We are happy to share the news that MICROPROD first podcast has now been released by our partner BRUEGEL, where MICROPROD research team is discussing restarting the economy in the EU in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, and whether or not governmental policies... Read More “Results in Brief” – Project Coordinator Steffen Mueller outlines MICROPROD’s key findings Steffen Mueller has collaborated with the EU CORDIS Editorial Team to outline MICROPROD's key findings so far in a recently published article. From creating a cross-country data infrastructure with micro-level productivity indicators to studying how the COVID-19... Read More The real price of capital explained in new MICROPROD video Real interest rates, the real price of capital, has been declining for the past decade or so and are expected to remain negative for at least another decade. Why? And what does it even mean? Read the full paper by BRUEGEL Deputy Director Maria Demertzis and Professor... Read More MICROPROD 2nd Policy Dialogue – The impact of COVID-19 on productivity: preliminary firm evidence The second MICROPROD Policy Dialogue was held virtually on March 18, 2021. This policy dialogue was framed broadly around the first preliminary evidence of how COVID-19 has affected productivity at the firm level, with a focus on country data from Germany, France and... Read More View all our latest news and upcoming events below. News View our latest news here. Events View our upcoming events here.