| Call for Papers
| Economics of Public Finance
| ZEW Summer Workshop
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its 20th ZEW Summer Workshop in July 2018. This year’s workshop will focus on the latest empirical research in the fields of labour market economics, public economics, innovation and the digital economy using internet-based data and modern approaches such as machine learning. The ZEW Summer Workshop provides a forum for discussion between doctoral students and established experts in the field. 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 20 April 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Dynamics of Entrepreneurship
| Firm formation
| Call for Papers
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce that the third international ZEW Conference on the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship is taking place on 18 and 19 June 2018. The formation, growth, and exit of firms are crucial for innovation, employment, and structural change in modern economies. The aim of this conference is to discuss recent scientific contributions on the interdependencies between finance, human capital, and innovation and investment activities of young firms, as well as on public policies which promote these activities. Theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented contributions from all areas of entrepreneurship research are welcome. Please submit your paper (short papers/extended abstracts with a minimum of 4,000 words are also welcome) as a PDF file to email@example.com no later than 8 April 2018.
How can we most effectively integrate highly skilled migrants into the labour market? What can we do to advance the process of digitalisation in Germany? How can we combat child poverty? These are just some of the issues that served as the focus of the second kick-off week of the YES! – Young Economic Summit – the largest economics competition for high school students in Germany – hosted by ZEW on 13–16 March 2018. The event saw four teams of high school students get to grips with their assigned topics with the help of ZEW researchers.
Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)
In collaboration with the University of Mannheim, ZEW hosted the seventh annual conference of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI). About 120 participants, including many renowned experts from the worlds of research and business, attended the event to discuss cutting-edge and highly relevant research issues relating to competition and innovation from an economic and legal perspective.
Real estate market
| Real estate financing
| DIFI Report
Despite the current positive financial climate, the German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) by ZEW and JLL dropped by 7.9 points in the first quarter of 2018 to a current reading of minus 7.8 points. This drop can be attributed to worsening business expectations with regard to commercial real estate financing. Current sentiment remains positive, however, the only exception being in the case of retail property financing.