Expertise

Economy & Labour

Facing change dynamically and with vision.

Today, the only constant for the economy and labour is change. Globalisation, demographic development, structural change and digitalisation are constantly reshaping framework conditions – regionally, nationally and internationally COVID-19 has sustainably changed the way we work. Bottlenecks in the supply chain and the war in Ukraine require a realignment of our economic system. And the urgently needed transformation to climate neutrality is only just beginning.

How, for example, can ecological solutions be combined with economic opportunities? Which sectors will prosper tomorrow and where will skilled labour become scarce? How do culture and the creative industries provide impetus and what does a labour market that promotes growth, prosperity and social participation look like?

We facilitate change and transformation: with well-founded analyses and advice on all relevant topics from the fields of Macroeconomics, Labour & Securing Skilled Labour, Cultural & Creative Industries as well Green Economy.

Macroeconomics


The one constant in modern economies: change. In a dynamic environment, businesses and states must maintain an overview.

Labour & Securing of Skilled Labour


Structural change, demography, digitalization - the labour market is undergoing massive change. Securing skilled labour is a central challenge.

Cultural & Creative Industries


Economic factor and driver of innovation - culture and creative industries create solutions to meet social and economic challenges.

Green Economy


Sustainable, decarbonized and circular – the green economy unites ecological solutions with economic opportunities.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

Green finance's contribution to achieving climate neutrality in Germany

2022
| Project

What is the public share of climate protection investment? An investigation for the KfW.

Status of the gas supply

2022
| News

What is the latest on the gas supply in Germany? How high is demand? How high are gas storage levels? What would the damage be to the German economy if delivery failed completely?

Estimation of costs resulting from climate change in Germany

2022
| Project

Heatwave, drought, floods – for the BMWK and BMUV we have systematically combined the quantifiable costs of extreme weather events in Germany since 2000 and supplemented them with detailed studies.

Cross-innovation success factors for the cultural and creative industries

2022
| Project

Interdisciplinary cooperation and innovation are characteristic of the cultural and creative industries. Prognos investigated which factors promote cross-industry cooperation.

Halt to Russian gas supply – consequences for German industry

2022
| Project

A new scenario commissioned by the vbw (Bavarian Industry Association) shows what German industry could face if Russia stopped supplying gas.

The Swiss-European economic success story in danger

2022
| Project

In the absence a framework agreement, the temporary agreements between the EU and Switzerland will gradually expire. Our study for the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) determines the possible economic consequences.

The importance of the German economy for the EU

2022
| Project

Through intensive trade relations with EU states, the German economy is an important driver of economic development in the EU.

Inflation – extra burden and relief for family households

2022
| Project

Calculations on inflation-related additional private household expenditure and the work of the Federal Government's relief package.

vbw-OnlineCongress & Political Dialogue Brussels: The Importance of German Economy for Europe

| Event

Dr Michael Böhmer presents the results of the study "The Importance of the German Economy for Europe" for the first time.

Just Transition Platform Meeting: Coal Regions in Transition

| Event

Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer speaks at the fifth Just Transition Platform Meeting.

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Our services.

We provide high quality work. Using sound methods, we analyse economic and political developments. For projects and processes, we provide solution-oriented and empathetic support. We have over 60 years of experience in a wide range of disciplines and provide consultancy with vision and expertise.

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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