Ifo Economic Forecast 2015/2017: Modest Upswing Continues

Wollmershäuser, Timo; Nierhaus, Wolfgang; Berg, Tim Oliver; Breuer, Christian; Garnitz, Johanna; Grimme, Christian; Hristov, Atanas; Hristov, Nikolay; Meister, Wolfgang; Schröter, Felix; Steiner, Andreas; Wieland, Elisabeth; Wohlrabe, Klaus and Wolf, Anna (2015) Ifo Economic Forecast 2015/2017: Modest Upswing Continues. ifo Schnelldienst, 68 (24), pp. 23-66.

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Abstract

On 9 December 2015 the Ifo Institute presented its economic forecast for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. The modest upturn seen in the German economy for some time is expected to continue. Real gross domestic product will increase by 1.7% this year, and by 1.9% in 2016. The growth rate is subsequently expected to fall to 1.7% in 2017. Private consumption will continue to drive the upswing, which will be boosted by a renewed drop in oil prices, higher earnings and transfers and a lighter tax and social charges burden on households. In addition, expansive stimuli from fiscal and social policy will be stronger, not least due to far higher government expenditure on consumption and transfers related to the influx of refugees. While construction investment is expected to grow sharply over the forecasting period, equipment investment will only see a modest increase, despite favourable financing conditions. Since imports are expected to rise more than exports due to forecasts of strong domestic demand, there will be almost no stimuli from foreign trade.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Konjunktur, Internationale Konjunktur, Internationale Wirtschaft, Wirtschaftsprognose, Deutschland, Eurozone, Welt
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): O100
Research Units: Current Research Groups > European Governance, Public Finance and Labor Markets
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2024 11:19
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 11:19
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/6860

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