ZEW | Advisory board | Gremien
Group Picture: The ZEW Board of Directors with Professor Konrad (second from left) and Professor Ockenfels (second from right).\"

On 15 February 2017, the ZEW Scientific Advisory Council met for the first time this year. This occasion also marked Professor Kai A. Konrad's debut as the council's chair. He took over the position of the long-standing chairman, Professor Friedrich Buttler, who retired at the end of last year.

Call for Papers
China | Industrial Policy | Globalization

The National School of Development (NSD) of Peking University and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are pleased to announce the fourth Annual Meeting of the International Consortium for China Studies (ICCS), entitled "Perspectives on China’s Development and the Openness of Global Markets: The Nexus of Political, Economic and Social Issues", in Mannheim on 20 and 21 June 2017. The meeting provides a platform for researchers to discuss advances in the field of China studies, with a focus on social sciences including political, economic, and social issues. We invite the submission of empirical and theoretical analyses, including policy implications. Interested researchers are invited to submit a paper in PDF format to no later than 15 March 2017.

ZEW Summer Workshop
Market design | Regulation | ZEW Summer Workshop | Auction

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its 19th ZEW Summer Workshop in July 2017. This year’s workshop will cover recent theoretical, empirical, and experimental developments in the design of market institutions. Particular focus will be given to auction and matching markets. The ZEW Summer Workshop provides a forum for discussion between doctoral students and established experts in the field. Advanced doctoral students and postdocs who have completed their thesis within the last three years are encouraged to apply. Interested researchers should submit a full paper version (preliminary versions are welcome) and a CV in PDF format no later than 1 April 2017 to At the end of the workshop, the presenter of the best paper at the ZEW Summer Workshop will be awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award.

Call for Papers
Competition and Innovation Summer School (CISS) | Call for Papers | Innovation and competition economics

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the 2017 Competition and Innovation Summer School from 5–9 June 2017. This workshop, located in Cala Liberotto/Orosei in Italy, offers young researchers in the fields of innovation and competition economics the opportunity to discuss their dissertation projects within a group of experienced and renowned scholars as well as other PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in an inspiring environment. Applications are welcome from advanced PhD students and postdoc researchers. Please submit an extended abstract of the paper you intend to present, a letter of reference from your PhD supervisor and your CV to The deadline for submission is 24 March 2017.

Statement | ZEW President | EU Commission | Competition | European Union | ZEW
According to ZEW President Achim Wambach, protectionism poses a threat to the world\'s economy.

2016 was not a good year for the European Union. In June, the people of the United Kingdom, the country with the second-highest GDP in Europe, voted to leave the EU. 2017 brings elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany, while an election in Italy is also likely. These elections will offer yet another platform for EU- and euro-sceptic parties to spread their message. Protectionism, as propagated by newly elected US President Donald Trump, represents the greatest danger to the world's economy in 2017.


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