Conferences
data economy | Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) | Data protection | Big data
Professor Drexl delivering his keynote on the future legal framework of the data economy.

On 6 and 7 November 2017, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim hosted the seventh MaCCI Law and Economics Conference on Big Data. The roughly 65 participants from academia, governmental organizations, and private companies discussed recent developments relating to big data and other topics in the field of law and economics.

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SME | China | Cooperation | ZEW
Dr. Georg Licht, head of the ZEW Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics”, presented the “Eurostars” funding programme

On 13.11.2017, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) received a visit from a Chinese delegation of high-ranking representatives from academia, politics and business. The group, made up of representatives from a number of different Chinese regions, is visiting Mannheim as part of the city-to-city cooperation set up by the EU Commission under the „International Urban Cooperation“ (IUC) programme. Mannheim is currently the only German city participating in the International Urban Cooperation and has been paired with the Chinese city of Chongqing. During their visit at ZEW, the group gained insights into, among other things, innovative research in small and medium-sized enterprises and research funding.

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Energy savings | Climate protection | Environment | UN Climate Conference
ZEW economist Martin Kesternich delivers his talk.

How can we raise awareness among private households about saving energy at home? What is the key to running a successful energy saving campaign? And how can the impact of such a campaign on actual energy usage be scientifically assessed? These are some of the questions addressed by ZEW environmental economists in presenting their latest research findings at the side event “Energy Savings in Housing” held alongside the official negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn.

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Student competition | Pupils | Germany | Award | YES! - Young Economic Summit
Economic summit for the next generation: the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017

How can the founding of start-up businesses be made quick and effective? This was the question tackled by the winning student team from BBS Wirtschaft 1 Ludwisghafen over the course of the YES! – Young Economic Summit with the support of ZEW researchers. Their idea of a “company gateway” for start-ups secured them first place in a vote conducted among all the competing teams. At the official award ceremony held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin, Minister Brigitte Zypries presented the YES! Award to the team from Ludwigshafen for coming up with the most convincing idea in the competition. The team from Ludwigshafen beat off stiff competition from teams from 13 other schools from Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein.

Call for Papers
Call for Papers | Immigration | Labour Market | Conference

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are jointly organizing the international conference on demographics, immigration and the labor market on 6 and 7 April 2018. The conference focuses on demographic change and immigration in industrialized countries and on the ways these phenomena interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market. Researchers are invited to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics and sociology. Please submit full papers as a PDF file to dfg1764@zew.de no later than 20 December 2017.

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