| First-Hand Information on Economic Policy
The energy transition represents a unique opportunity for Germany. What have we achieved so far? Where do we go from here? What sort of framework must the next German government create to guarantee the success of the transition to renewable energy? These are the questions that Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO of RWE AG, will be addressing in a talk taking place at 6 p.m. on 20 February 2018 at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The talk is part of the institute’s lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.
| Economic Growth
| European Union
How can we stop global warming? How can we avoid economic crises? What does the ageing population mean for the global economy? These are just some of the challenges that societies in Europe are facing, and innovative solutions are needed to cope with them. The EU-funded project FRAME (Framework for the Analysis of Research and Adoption Activities and their Macroeconomic Effects) tackles these challenges by deepening our understanding of the determinants of knowledge diffusion. This way FRAME aims to help policy makers find better solutions.
Professor Andreas Irmen is a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” from 1 February to 2 March 2018. He is professor in Macroeconomics and Applied Microeconomics at the Centre for Research in Economics and Management of the University of Luxembourg. His research interests focus on economic growth, the economics of the welfare state, general macroeconomics and industrial economics. During his stay, he will particularly concentrate on the causes and consequences of a tendency in the digital age to replace manpower with machinery. In a ZEW Research Seminar, Andreas Irmen presents his results on the impact of automation investments on the demand for labor.
ZEW employee Lucie Berger has successfully completed her training as an office administrator with additional qualifications as a multilingual administrative assistant and project assistant. ZEW congratulates Ms. Berger on completing her training and hopes to support further vocational training programmes recognised by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the future.
| Middle class
| Industry 4.0
Professor Irene Bertschek, head of the Research Department “Digital Economy” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), presented the main findings of the Monitoring Report DIGITAL Economy Baden-Württemberg today at the “2018 Digital Summit – Economy 4.0 Baden-Württemberg” in Stuttgart.