The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) are pleased to announce the seventh Mannheim Energy Conference on 14 and 15 May 2018. International scholars and practitioners in the field of energy economics are invited to discuss latest insights, new opportunities and future challenges. Advanced theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented contributions are welcome. Interested researchers are invited to submit preferably an academic paper or an extended abstract (at least three pages), and interested professionals may submit a single-page abstract in PDF format to email@example.com no later than 11 February 2018.
Professor Wolfgang Sofka was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” from 15 to 17 January 2018. He is Professor in Strategic and International Management at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. His research interests focus on innovation, knowledge search and knowledge protection. During his stay, he investigated the effects of delegating responsibilities to members of staff in startups on their innovation success.
The Volksbank Weinheim Stiftung and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) awarded the “Future World of Work” (“Zukunft der Arbeitswelt”) research prize, now in its fifth year, to two outstanding dissertations. The winners, Dr. Katja Dlouhy (30) from the University of Mannheim and Dr. André Nolte (29), a researcher at ZEW, were presented with their awards at a reception hosted by Volksbank Weinheim in January 2018. Both researchers completed their doctorates the previous year and were awarded the highest possible grade of summa cum laude.
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This week, Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, was invited by the European Commission to take part in a conference in Brussels to discuss the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFR). Also in attendance at the two-day conference were a number of high-level policy-makers including the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther H. Oettinger and German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel.