BSE Insights


The communication of research is of vital importance not only to stimulate public debate and inform policy decisions but also to create transparency regarding the severe measures. However, successful communication and policy advice is extremely difficult: the advice needs to be timely and it needs to be based on solid research findings.

BSE Insights aims to build a bridge between academia, policy makers and the wider public. The most recent research findings of BSE researchers are summarized in BSE Insights for the benefit of everyone.

BSE Insights has a special section on Corona Crisis that consists of insights on Covid 19 prepared by BSE researchers between April and July 2020: BSE Insights on Corona Crisis


Insights by BSE Researchers


"How can we detect hidden forms of gender discrimination?"

by Kai Barron (WZB, Berlin), Ruth Ditlmann (WZB, Berlin), Stefan Gehrig (University of Exeter), and Sebastian Schweighofer-Kodritsch (Humboldt University, Berlin)


"The impact of husbands losing their jobs on wives entering the workforce is weak in Austria"

by Martin Halla (JKU Linz), Julia Schmieder (DIW), and Andrea Weber (CEU)


“Curbing corruption in public procurement requires reducing the influence of politicians on procurement processes.”

by Olga Chiappinelli (DIW, Berlin)


"Do we trust AI more if it’s more transparent?"

by Philipp Schmidt (Amazon), Felix Biessmann (Einstein Center Digital Future) and Timm Teubner (TU Berlin)


"European Central Bank's inflation target credibility decreased significantly during the pandemic."

by Winnie Coleman and Dieter Nautz (Free University of Berlin)


"Temporal border controls are costly but they helped to contain the spread of Covid-19 across Europe."

by Humboldt University Researchers Matthias Eckardt, Kalle Kappner and Nikolaus Wolf 


"Airbnb's presence increases asked rents, but not by much"

by DIW, Berlin Researchers Tomaso Duso, Claus Michelsen, Maximilian Schaefer, and Kevin Ducbao Tran


"If we do not want to rely on patents and related IPRs to drive Research and Development investment we need to find other ways to incentivize innovation.”

by Fabian Gaessler (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) and Stefan Wagner (ESMT, Berlin)