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ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - First Increase in 2014

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany gains 15.1 points in November 2014. Now standing at 11.5 points (long-term average: 24.4 points), the index has returned to positive territory after the previous month's slip into negative territory. read more

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ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels – Fighting Youth Unemployment Involves Education Policy, Labour Market Institutions, and Employers and Unions

How to best fight youth unemployment in Europe? Speakers and panellists from the areas of research, politics, and business addressed this key topic at the ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels. The event took place at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union on 18 November 2014. In his presentation, Professor Holger Bonin, head of research department at the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW, pointed to the fact that youth unemployment is not a purely cyclical phenomenon. read more

Financial Market Survey Central and Eastern Europe

ZEW-Erste Group Bank Economic Sentiment Indicator for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - Economic Expectations Improve

In November 2014 economic expectations for Central and Eastern Europe including Turkey (CEE region) improve. In the current survey the ZEW-Erste Group Bank Economic Sentiment Indicator for the CEE region has gained 5.5 points and reaches a level of 12.5 points. Among the individual countries the largest improvement is observed for the indicator for Slovakia which has increased by 24.1 points this month. read more

Financial Market Survey Switzerland

ZEW-CS Financial Market Test Switzerland - Rebound in Economic Sentiment

The November survey shows a strong rebound in analysts' sentiment, with an increase of the ZEW-CS Indicator from minus 30.7 points in October to minus 7.6 points in November 2014. read more

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New Version of ZEWeNEWS Available for Download

Research results, analyses, comments, events, and other interesting news from ZEW are available in the ZEWeNEWS format – an interactive app designed for all current iPad and Android tablets. The digital magazine includes selected articles from the German ZEWnews, which are published ten times a year, and features additional information and contents such as videos, picture galleries as well as links to the most recent ZEW publications. read more


Impressive Employment Balance for Innovators even in Downturn Periods

Service and product innovations are considered to be the most important engines for economic and employment growth. Against this backdrop, we often forget that innovations can also be a source of jobs destruction. The overall employment balance of innovative firms, however, is clearly positive. read more


ZEW PwC China Economic Barometer - German Managers Continue to Feel Welcome in China

China continues to be an attractive investment location for German companies. According to a special question raised in the light of recent events, just under three quarters of senior executives (74 per cent) say that there has been no change in the quality of their company's business relations in China since the previous year. Eleven per cent report improved conditions while 16 per cent of decision-makers feel less welcome in the country compared with the previous year. These are the central findings of the ZEW PwC China Economic Barometer survey in the fourth quarter of 2014. read more

Call for Papers

International Conference on the German Labour Market in a Globalised World: Trade, Technology, and Demographics

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are jointly organising the international conference on "The German Labour Market in a Globalised World: Trade, Technology, and Demographics". The conference will take place in Nuremberg from April 10-11, 2015. Financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the conference focuses on technology, trade, demographic change, and their modes of interaction with employment, wages, and participation in the labour market. The scientific committee invites empirical and theoretical contributions on these topics from all areas of economics and sociology with a focus on labour, education, health, or human resource management. Please submit electronic versions of full papers (preliminary versions are welcome) as PDF file to dfg1764@zew.de no later than December 14, 2014. Submitted papers should be related to the theme of the conference but they do not have to analyse labour markets in Germany or Europe. read more

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2015 ZEW Public Finance Conference (April 27-28, 2015)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Public Finance Conference in Mannheim from April 27 to 28, 2015. While papers on all aspects of empirical and applied theoretical issues in public finance are welcome, the focus of this year’s conference will be on European tax policy. Submissions that relate to the topics specified in the call for papers are particularly welcome. Please submit your paper via our conference management website at http://zew.converia.de/?sub=13 no later than February 15, 2015. The conference fee will be waived for presenters. Furthermore, we will contribute to covering accommodation expenses for presenters of accepted papers. read more


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