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May 2014

28.05.2014 – ZEW (tko/jpr)

2013 ZEW Annual Report Published: An Eventful Year at ZEW

The year 2013 was characterised by a sound development but also by major progress at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The research institute has continued its positive development. By the end of the year, the number of employees has grown by nine to 191 members of staff, 130 of whom are involved in research. ZEW stood its ground in international competition by generating total revenues of approximately EUR 18.8 million, EUR 8.5 million of which were secured through third-party funding. Most notable in the year under report was the change of presidency at ZEW from Professor Wolfgang Franz to Professor Clemens Fuest. read more

December 2013

09.12.2013 – ZEW (tko/kbo)

New Chairman of ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice Appointed

After many years of honorary service in the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice, Dr. Dr. Peter Bettermann, who had chaired the association for nine years, has left office pursuant to the association’s statutes. Prof. Dr. Andreas Dulger has been appointed his successor as chairman of the sponsors’ association, effective December 9, 2013. read more

October 2013

14.10.2013 – ZEW (cfu/ybr)

Fudan University and ZEW Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Fudan University in Shanghai have been long-standing co-operation partners. Fudan University's President Prof. Yang Yuliang, PhD, and ZEW President Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest signed an official co-operation agreement at the visit of a Chinese delegation to ZEW. The objective of the agreement is to intensify the existing collaboration in common research areas, to co-operate in qualifying young researchers, and to strengthen knowledge transfer. At the signing ceremony, ZEW President Fuest said: "The co-operation agreement we have signed is a good foundation to build bridges between ZEW's and Fudan University's research." read more

07.10.2013 – ZEW (khs/kbo)

ZEW Economist Kai Hüschelrath Accepts Chair at University of Mannheim

Dr. Kai Hüschelrath, head of the Research Group "Competition and Regulation" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), was appointed professor of economics at the University of Mannheim in early October 2013. The appointment was carried out in close coordination with ZEW and will strengthen cooperation between the university and ZEW in the areas of research and qualification of up-and-coming economists. read more

02.10.2013 – ZEW (ape/kbo)

New Research Group on International Distribution and Redistribution Takes up Work

Income and wealth distribution as well as the macroeconomic effects of redistribution and benefits systems raise public debate. The new Research Group "International Distribution and Redistribution" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, which took up work at the beginning of October 2013, conducts empirical studies on this area. Its research work is also a contribution to bringing this debate on a more objective level. The ZEW Research Group is headed by Professor Andreas Peichl. read more

July 2013

09.07.2013 – ZEW (fmi/ggr)

Researcher from the University of Bonn Receives 2013 ZEW Research Award

Patrick Hürtgen from the University of Bonn received the 2013 Heinz König Young Scholar Award of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. ZEW honours Hürtgen’s research on the relationship between current account deficits and budget deficits. Against the backdrop of the on-going crisis in Europe, such analyses are gaining particular relevance. read more

February 2013

From left to right: Winfried Kretschmann, Clemens Fuest, Thomas Kohl, Wolfgang Franz, Theresia Bauer

28.02.2013 – ZEW (tko/kbo)

Change of Presidency at ZEW: Outgoing President Wolfgang Franz Honoured with the German Federal Cross of Merit - Clemens Fuest Becomes New ZEW President

In a ceremony at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, long-standing ZEW President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz left office today. Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest was inaugurated as his successor. From March 1, 2013 he will head ZEW together with the Director of Business and Administration, Thomas Kohl. read more

January 2013

16.01.2013 – ZEW (alo/kbo)

Franz Untersteller, Minister of the Environment, Visits ZEW for an Exchange of Ideas on Environmental and Energy Issues

Franz Untersteller, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister for the Environment, Climate and Energy, today visited the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. He was welcomed by ZEW President Prof. Wolfgang Franz and the Director of Business and Administration, Thomas Kohl. read more

16.01.2013 – ZEW (ggr)

EU Commissioner for Energy Oettinger Visits ZEW for an Exchange of Ideas on Energy Policy in Germany and in Europe

The European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, visited the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim today. In a round table, he discussed the future design of German and European energy policy with personalities from the areas of business and politics from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and with ZEW researchers. read more

December 2012

18.12.2012 – ZEW (sgo/kbo)

Kick-off for ZEW Research Data Centre

As of now, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is providing research data for external scientific use in the new ZEW Research Data Centre (ZEW-FDZ). Scientists from universities and other research institutes can draw on a high-quality data pool which has been built and maintained over years by ZEW. read more

November 2012

20.11.2012 – ZEW (ggr/tko)

Minister Theresia Bauer Elected Chairwoman of ZEW Supervisory Board

Theresia Bauer MdL, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, has been elected new chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau, chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE, has been elected vice-chairman of ZEW's Supervisory Board. Bauer is the successor to Minister ret. Gerhard Stratthaus MdL, who had chaired the ZEW Supervisory Board since 2002. read more

October 2012

17.10.2012 – ZEW (alo/srr/ybr)

Economist From Rutgers University Receives ZEW's Heinz König Young Scholar Award

This year's Heinz König Young Scholar Award goes to Jitao Tang, Teaching Assistant at Rutgers University. Jitao Tang is already the ninth laureate of the award endowed by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. This time, the award is sponsored by the Günter J. and Christa Grochla Stiftung. It includes an endowment of 5,000 EUR and a three-month research visit to ZEW. read more

September 2012

11.09.2012 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

ZEW President Wolfgang Franz Honoured with the Gustav Stolper Award

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz received the Gustav Stolper Award 2012. Bestowed by the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS), the award honours economists who considerably influence public debates with their research results. read more

April 2012

25.04.2012 – ZEW (eje/tko)

ZEW Annual Report 2011 Published: ZEW Success Story Continues

In the business year 2011, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) was able to significantly increase its overall returns by approx. 2.6 million euros to 18.2 million euros. In particular third-party funding contributed to this success with an increase of 2.1 million euros. This information is provided by the recently published institute's annual report. read more

January 2012

27.01.2012 – ZEW (tko/ggr)

Clemens Fuest Will Become Next ZEW President

In today's meeting, the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim appointed Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest, Oxford University, successor to ZEW President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz. On March 1, 2013, Clemens Fuest will start at the top of ZEW, heading the institute as Director of Science and Research together with Thomas Kohl, Director of Business and Administration. Wolfgang Franz will retire and leave his position as ZEW President by the end of February 2013. read more

12.01.2012 – ZEW (khs/kbo)

New Research Group "Competition and Regulation" Founded at ZEW

On January 1, 2012, a new research group started operating at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The new research unit will investigate economic issues in the field of competition and regulation. A special focus lies on network industries such as the gas and electricity or the rail and aviation sectors. The objective of the new research group is to deal with topics which have recently become more important, such as the enforcement of cartel law under private law or the competitive implications of the German energy transition. read more

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November 2011

18.11.2011 – ZEW (tko/ggr)

ZEW Supervisory Board Decides to Enter into Negotiations Concerning the Succession of the Current ZEW President

Gerhard Stratthaus MdL, chairman of the ZEW Supervisory Board, informs that the ZEW Supervisory Board has decided at a meeting on 18 November 2011, to enter into negotiations with Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest (Oxford University) concerning the succession of the current ZEW President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz. read more

October 2011

19.10.2011 – ZEW (alo/kbo/ggr)

ZEW Environmental Economist Andreas Löschel Appointed as Chairman of the Expert Group for the Supervision of Germany’s Energy Transition

Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel will monitor the change in Germany’s energy policy and critically analyse its development. As head of the research department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Professor of Economics at Heidelberg University, he has been appointed by the German government as chairman of an expert group that will regularly evaluate the state of Germany’s energy transition. read more

July 2011

05.07.2011 – ZEW (mka/ggr)

ZEW Presents Heinz König Young Scholar Award Endowed With Prize Money of Euro 5,000 in Mannheim

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for 2011. This year, the award goes to Anna Watson from the University of Cambridge for her international model of economic activity, which explains the strong volatility of international trade as could be observed, for example, during the recent economic crisis. read more

June 2011

30.06.2011 – ZEW (tko/ggr)

Three New Members Appointed to ZEW Supervisory Board

The Minister of Finance and Economics of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nils Schmid MdL, appointed three new members to the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim. The new members of the ZEW Supervisory Board are Daniel Rousta, Head of Ministry Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Simone Schwanitz, Head of Ministry Department, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and Götz-Markus Schäfer, Head of Ministry Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Baden-Württemberg. read more

April 2011

26.04.2011 – ZEW (tko/ggr)

ZEW Annual Report 2010 Published - ZEW Successful in Raising Third-Party Funds From Home and Abroad

In the business year 2010, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim improved its results by half a million to 15.6 million euros. In particular, third-party funding strongly increased in 2010. The institute’s annual report provides this information. read more

July 2010

08.07.2010 – ZEW (tko/wfr/ggr)

Leibniz Association Senate Confirms ZEW as One of the Leading Economic Research Institutes in Europe

Due to a extraordinary evaluation result, the Leibniz Association Senate has recommended to the German government to promote the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim in the future as institute of national significance and macroeconomic policy interest. The senate stated that “ZEW is a extraordinary successful and promising institute of empiric economic research”. According to the senate, ZEW is well visible in Germany and abroad and is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. ZEW also sets scientific standards for economic policy advice in Germany. read more

June 2010

28.06.2010 – ZEW (alo/ggr)

ZEW Environmental Economist Andreas Löschel Appointed to Author Team of IPCC Assessment Report on Climate Change

PD Dr. Andreas Löschel is one of 36 climate researchers from Germany contributing their expertise to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report which is to be published between June 2013 and March 2014. Löschel is head of the research department Environmental and Resource Economics at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He was appointed as lead author of the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). read more

18.06.2010 – ZEW (fmo/kbo)

American Economist Receives Heinz König Young Scholar Award Endowed With Prize Money of Euro 5,000

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for the seventh time. This year the award goes to Xuguang Sheng from the USA. Sheng is conducting research on the relation between economic uncertainty and the varying economic outlooks by experts. Shen is a lecturer at the American University in Washington D.C.. read more

May 2010

19.05.2010 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

Baden-Wuerttemberg Supports Economic Top Level Research At ZEW With Three Million Euro

The state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is financing a landmark project at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim to strengthen the economic top level research. In 2010 and 2011, the research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK) will be financed with a total of three million euro. read more

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07.05.2010 – ZEW (kbo/wfr)

ZEW President Wolfgang Franz Holds Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, now holds the Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship, which is awarded annually by the Karlsruher Universitätsgesellschaft and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship is awarded to outstanding personalities in science, business, culture and politics for their contributions to research and society and pays tribute to the important physicist Heinrich Hertz who discovered electromagnetic waves. read more

05.05.2010 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

ZEW Annual Report Published - ZEW Assures Its Position as One of the Leading European Economic Research Institutes

In times of the global financial and economic crisis, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim continued to have stable profits in the business year 2009. The Annual Report 2009 indicates that the Institute’s profits have declined slightly to 15.09 million euro. However, external funds still account for 40 percent of ZEW’s financial resources, the same percentage as in the previous year. read more

March 2010

01.03.2010 – ZEW (ggr)

Professor Franz’s Contract As ZEW President Extended For Another Two Years

Professor Wolfgang Franz is going to be President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim beyond 2011. The ZEW Supervisory Board decided to extend his contract until 2013. read more

February 2010

19.02.2010 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Finance Appoints Secretary of State Ernst Burgbacher to ZEW Supervisory Board

Ernst Burgbacher, Secretary of State at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology was appointed to the Supervisory Board at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim. He succeeds Ms. Dagmar Wöhrl, Secretary of State, ret., resigned from the ZEW Supervisory Board. Dr. Alexander Groß, head of department at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, was appointed Mr. Burgbacher’s deputy. read more

05.02.2010 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Finance Appoints General Director Klaus Tappeser to ZEW Supervisory Board

Klaus Tappeser, General Director at Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts, was appointed to the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. His predecessor, Dr. Dietrich Birk, State Secretary at Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts, resigned from his office at the end of January 2010. Dr. Heribert Knorr, Head of Section at Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts, was appointed Mr Tappeser’s deputy in the ZEW Supervisory Board. read more

July 2009

23.07.2009 – ZEW (ggr)

Ernst-O. Schulze, Former Longtime ZEW Director of Business and Administration, Celebrates 70th Birthday

Ernst-O. Schulze, longtime Director of Business and Administration at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, celebrates his 70th birthday on 23 July 2009. read more

17.07.2009 – ZEW (hbo/ggr)

ProMinent Dosiertechnik GmbH Sponsors Heinz König Young Scholar Award: Two Young Researchers Share the ZEW Award Endowed with Prize Money of Euro 5,000

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for outstanding research papers to young researchers for the sixth time. Christina Felfe of St. Gallen University and Alexander M. Danzer of University of London share this year's award. Felfe receives the award for her analysis whether mothers return to their job after parental leave when the working atmosphere is good. Danzer receives the award for the empirical proof that employees cannot protect themselves from unexpected short-term wage cutbacks. read more

June 2009

26.06.2009 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

Twentieth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - Photo Exhibition by Piet Joehnk at the ZEW

The back of the Berlin Wall was colourful! You can see this for yourself at the Centre of Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim until the 22 December 2009. The institute is featuring a photo exhibition by Piet Joehnk who captured colourful graffiti, comical slogans and surrealistic scenes from the western side of the Berlin Wall with his camera in 1986. The exhibition is open to the public Mondays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. read more

04.06.2009 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

Minister of Finance Willi Stächele, MdL, Visits Centre for European Economic Research

Willi Stächele, Minister of Finance in Baden-Württemberg visited the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim on 4 June 2009. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, ZEW President, and Thomas Kohl, Director of Business and Administration, welcomed the Minister of Finance. Professor Franz says: "We are delighted to exclusively present our research institute to Mr Stächele." read more

April 2009

09.04.2009 – ZEW (kbo/tko)

ZEW Excels in Difficult Economic Times – Wolfgang Franz and Thomas Kohl Pleased about Annual Result 2008

Despite the recessive macro-economic situation and increasingly difficult conditions on national and international research markets, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim can look back on a very successful year 2008. As last year, the ZEW again improved its profitability in the financial year 2008. The annual result 2008 shows that the ZEW’s earnings rose to 15.48 million euro, notably exceeding last year’s result (14,47 million euro). read more

January 2009

05.01.2009 – ZEW (ggr/tko)

ZEW President Wolfgang Franz Celebrates his 65th Birthday

Wolfgang Franz, president of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and professor at the University of Mannheim, turns sixty-five on the 7th January 2009. He is known to the public as one of the five members of the German Council of Economic Experts. Since 2003 he has been a member of this body, of which he was part of before from 1994 to 1999. In 2008 he was appointed for a third term by the German Federal Government. Franz has an influence on the German economic policy both through his work in the Council of Economic Experts and his post as president at the ZEW. read more

December 2008

16.12.2008 – ZEW (kbo)

German Chancellor acknowledges outstanding ZEW research

Today, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel, visited the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. In front of 570 invited guests she acknowledged the ZEW’s outstanding performances regarding research and politico-economic advice. She acknowledged ZEW’s extraordinary achievements and valued the work of ZEW president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz in the the German Council of Economic Experts. read more

June 2008

16.06.2008 – ZEW (gli/ggr)

MLP Sponsors Heinz König Young Scholar Award: Portuguese Economist Receives the Award Endowed with Prize Money of 5,000 Euros in Mannheim

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim has awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for the fifth time. This year, Carlos D. Santos from Portugal received the research award for his paper about how sunk costs of investments in research and development affect the investment behaviour of a highly competitive industrial sector. Santos is economist and is currently finishing his PhD at the London School of Economics. read more

April 2008

08.04.2008 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW Annual Report 2007 - ZEW Increases Number of Staff and Earnings

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, increased its earnings in the business year 2007. The earnings rose to 14.72 million Euros and thus notably exceeded previous year’s result (14.15 million Euros). Particularly the ZEW’s success in competition for research-funds and third-party funds contributed to the increase of its earnings. For instance, the ZEW successfully competed for research-funds from the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation within the scientific community Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, and it was also successful in the hard-fought national and international competition for third-party funds for economic research and counselling projects. The ZEW’s third-party funds (6.4 million Euros) are on the highest level since the institute’s foundation in 1991. read more

February 2008

22.02.2008 – ZEW (ggr)

Baden-Württemberg Minister of Finance Stratthaus and Member of Board of Executive Directors at BASF, Voscherau, Re-Elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman of ZEW Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, re-elected Gerhard Stratthaus, Minister of Finance of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, to serve as chairman. The deputy Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE, Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau, was elected Vice-Chairman of the ZEW Supervisory Board. read more

12.02.2008 – ZEW (ggr)

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Competes Successfully for International Third-Party Research Funding

For the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, 2007 was a very successful year. Despite a tough national and international competition among economic research institutes for research contracts, ZEW was able to increase its third-party funding again, which now amounts to EUR 6.4 million. read more

December 2007

04.12.2007 – ZEW (tko/ggr)

Ministry of Finance Appoints Three New Members to the ZEW Supervisory Board

The new members of the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research GmbH (ZEW), Mannheim, are State Secretary Dr. Dietrich Birk MdL, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, Professor Dr. Dietmar Hoff, PhD, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Director of the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship and Dr. Cornelia Ruppert, Head of Ministry Division, Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg. The following members retired from the Supervisory Board: Former Ministerial Director Dr. Rainer Hägele, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, Prof. em. Dr. Egon Lorenz, Mannheim University and Norbert Schmitt, Head of Ministry Division, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance. read more

October 2007

01.10.2007 – ZEW (hbo/kvs)

Dr. Holger Bonin Appointed New Head of the Department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy" at ZEW

As of October 1, 2007, Dr. Holger Bonin (39) takes up his position as head of the department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy” at the Centre for European Economic Research GmbH (ZEW) in Mannheim.This research department is the second largest at ZEW with its 23 researchers. Bonin’s work is empirical and strongly practice-oriented; his research mainly focuses on the low-pay sector, the flexibility of wages and employment, the economic consequences of an ageing society and migration as well as on the employers’ willingness to take risks. read more

August 2007

01.08.2007 – ZEW (alo/kvs)

Dr. Andreas Löschel New Head of ZEW's Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management"

As of today, August 1st, 2007, Dr. Andreas Löschel (35) takes up his position as head of the research department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. read more

July 2007

11.07.2007 – ZEW (tko/kvs)

Eggert Voscherau Appointed New Vice-Chairman of the ZEW Supervisory Board; Contract of ZEW President Wolfgang Franz Extended

In the course of the Supervisory Board meeting of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on 11 June 2007, Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board at BASF AG, was elected new Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board. During the same meeting, the Supervisory Board decided to extend the contract of ZEW president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz until June 2011. read more

June 2007

18.06.2007 – ZEW (ibe/ggr)

BASF sponsors ZEW research award – Joao Vareda receives in Mannheim the Heinz König Young Scholar Award endowed with 5,000 Euros

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim has awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for the fourth time. This year the Portuguese Joao Vareda received the research award. Mr. Vareda is an economist currently finishing his Ph.D in economics at the New University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova). He received the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for a paper on how the obligation of former monopolists in telecommunication markets to grant their competitors access to the network infrastructure affects the former monopolists’ investment behaviour. read more

May 2007

10.05.2007 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW Annual Report 2006 published – ZEW Success Story Continues

- Third-party funds grew from 5.16 million euros to 6.19 million euros and have thus reached a record high since the institute’s foundation in 1991 - Very successful at acquiring EU projects - Number of employees increased by 21 to 149 and continues to grow in 2007 - The proportion of women in the research departments reached 41 per cent due to flexible, family-friendly working time arrangements – Nine doctorates and one habilitation of ZEW researches in 2006 – Further successful expansion of the international network – Number of participants in ZEW Expert Seminars doubled read more

March 2007

02.03.2007 – ZEW (tko/kvs)

Eggert Voscherau Appointed New Member of the ZEW Supervisory Board

Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board at BASF AG, was appointed to the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. read more

February 2007

22.02.2007 – ZEW (tko/kvs)

Jürgen Strube Leaves the ZEW Advisory Board after Many Years of Work

On 21 February 2007, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Strube left the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, after many years of work. read more

January 2007

17.01.2007 – ZEW (tko/kvs)

Dr. Andreas Dulger Confirmed at the Board of the ZEW Sponsors' Association

At the meeting of the Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on 12 January 2007, Dr. Andreas Dulger, CEO of ProMinent Dosiertechnik GmbH, was confirmed in his position as member of the Executive Board of the Sponsors' Association. read more

12.01.2007 – ZEW (tko/kvs)

The Ministerial Directors Dr. Hans Freudenberg and Dr. Rainer Hägele Appointed New Members of the ZEW Supervisory Board

Dr. Hans Freudenberg, Head of Ministry Department at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Dr. Rainer Hägele, Head of Ministry Department at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg, have been appointed members of the Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. Freudenberg supersedes Dr. Friedrich Bullinger, Head of Ministry Department at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Hägele replaces Wolfgang Fröhlich, Head of Ministry Department at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg. read more

02.01.2007 – ZEW (tko/kvs)

15 Years of ZEW – A Success Story

Fifteen years after its foundation in 1991, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim has become one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The number of employees as well as third-party funding has reached a new peak and the admission to the Leibniz Gemeinschaft on 1 January 2005 confirms the excellent work at ZEW. "We have established ourselves amongst the leaders in the field of economic research in Germany and we intend to expand our strong position - also on an international level," state Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, ZEW president, and Thomas Kohl, ZEW Director of Business and Administration, explaining the institute’s orientation for the coming years. read more

December 2006

11.12.2006 – ZEW (ybr/ggr)

ZEW Website Received the 2006 BIENE Award

The Internet presence of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) received the 2006 BIENE Award ("Barrierefreies Internet eröffnet neue Einsichten") for barrier-free Internet access, awarded by Aktion Mensch and Stiftung Digitale Chancen. The prize honours excellent barrier-free websites. read more

June 2006

19.06.2006 – ZEW (cel/ggr)

ZEW Awards Economic Research Paper - Benny Geys Receives the Heinz König Young Scholar Award Endowed with a Prize Money of 5,000 Euros in Mannheim

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim has awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for the third time. This year, Benny Geys, Ph.D. from the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) received the research award for his paper about "Looking across Borders: A Test of Spatial Interdependence using Local Government Tax Efficiency Ratings". read more

March 2006

29.03.2006 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW Annual Report 2005 Published

In spite of the difficult national and international environment, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, was able to continue its success story. According to the newly published Annual Report 2005 of the economic research institute, ZEW increased its third-party funding to EUR 5.2 million. read more

February 2006

06.02.2006 – ZEW (ggr)

State Secretary Dagmar Wöhrl MP Appointed New Member of the ZEW Supervisory Board

Dagmar Wöhrl, MP, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology, was appointed member of the supervisory board at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. read more

June 2005

10.06.2005 – ZEW (fhe/ggr)

ZEW Awards Economic Research Paper - Uwe Böwer Receives the Heinz König Young Scholar Award

The Centre for European Economic Studies has awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for the second time. This year, Uwe Böwer from the University of Munich received the research award for his paper "An Empirical Analysis of Stochastic Trends and Cycles in Central and Eastern Europe and the Euro Area". read more

December 2004

09.12.2004 – ZEW (tko/ggr)

ZEW Admitted to Leibniz Association

On the occasion of the annual meeting of the Leibniz Association, the Centre for European Economic Research GmbH (ZEW) in Mannheim was admitted as a new member. read more

June 2004

24.06.2004 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW Awards the Heinz König Young Scholar Award Endowed with a Prize Money of 5,000 Euros for the first time

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim has awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award for the first time. The award comes with a prize money of 5000 Euros and additionally includes the offer to do research at the ZEW for three months. This year, the award is sponsored by the Freudenberg & Co. LP, Weinheim. read more

January 2004

05.01.2004 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW President Franz Celebrates his 60th Birthday

On January 7, 2004, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, will celebrate his 60th birthday read more

November 1999

04.11.1999 – ZEW (ggr)

Vernissage and Exhibition at ZEW

From November 15 to December 23, 1999, ZEW (L 7,1 68161 Mannheim) will host an exhibition with works by Eberhard Fiebig, Nicole König, Wolfgang Thies, and Jens Trimpin. The exhibition is open to visitors Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The exhibition will feature pyrographies (wood burnings of floral appeal) by Eberhard Fiebig; figurative sculptures, particularly portraits, by Nicole König; computer-generated graphics by Wolfgang Thies, and stone sculptures by Jens Trimpin. read more

July 1999

20.07.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

ZEW Director of Business and Administration Ernst-O. Schulze celebrates 60th birthday

Ernst-O. Schulze, Director of Business and Administration at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, celebrates his 60th birthday on Friday, 23 July 1999. As founding director of ZEW, he considerably contributed to the setting up and expansion of the institute to the extent that it has become one of Germany’s leading economic research institutes. Together with the former ZEW Scientific Director, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz König and the current President of ZEW, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, he helped to convert ZEW into an economic research institute which the German Council of Science and Humanities recommended to include on the list of institutes ("Blaue Liste") jointly funded by the Federal Government and the Länder a few days ago. This kind of recognition of ZEW's excellent scientific reputation was probably the most pleasant birthday present for him to receive and a nice acknowledgement of his high level of personal commitment to ZEW throughout the past nine years as Director of Business and Administration. read more

19.07.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

Minister of Finance of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg Visits ZEW

On July 19, 1999, the Minister of Finance of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg Gerhard Stratthaus made an inaugural visit to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. After an interactive dialogue with the ZEW Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Franz and Ernst-O. Schulze, the Minister obtained an overview of the key activities of the individual research departments. He was particularly interested in the Research Department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance". Stratthaus wished ZEW the best success for the tasks that lie ahead since, according to him, the political sector hugely depended on scientific advice. read more

09.07.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

ZEW President Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Franz on the Evaluation Report of the German Council of Science and Humanities

At today's meeting in Würzburg, the German Council of Science and Humanities recommended the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) to be included on the "Blue List". On this occasion, ZEW President Dr. Wolfgang Franz gave the following statement at a press conference in Mannheim: read more

09.07.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

German Council of Science and Humanities Recommends ZEW to be Included on the "Blue List"

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim was given high accreditation in the current publication of the German Science Council’s assessment report. ZEW was praised for having turned into a centre of excellence for empirical and policy-oriented economic research in Germany since its foundation in 1990. According to the report, ZEW is a competent discussion and cooperation partner for universities and non-university research institutions, as well as a highly-sought provider of economic policy advice due to its research profile and so far successful work. The German Science Council therefore recommends ZEW to be included on the Blue List. The Mannheim-based economic research institute thus officially belongs to a special list of research institutes in Germany which are funded jointly by the Federal Government and the Länder as a result of their supraregional importance and in the interest of national science policy. The issued recommendation by the German Science Council is a precondition for ZEW to be included on the Blue List and forms the basis for the decision of the Bund-Länder Commission for Educational Planning and Research Promotion (BLK) on the future joint funding of ZEW by the Federal Government and the Länder. read more

01.07.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

Change in the ZEW Supervisory Board

In the course of the latest Supervisory Board meeting of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, the Chairman Prof. Dr. Manfred Timmermann (Deutsche Bank AG) welcomed Wolfgang Fröhlich as a new member. Fröhlich, currently head of section at the Ministry of State Baden-Wuerttemberg, was appointed as successor to head of section Dr. Helmut Birn, who had been member of the ZEW Supervisory Board since November 1996. read more

February 1999

23.02.1999 – ZEW (kvs)

Dr. Jürgen Strube Appointed New Vice-Chairman of the ZEW Supervisory Board

In the course of the Supervisory Board meeting of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Dr. Jürgen Strube, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board at BASF AG, was elected new Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board. read more

August 1998

25.08.1998 – ZEW (kvs)

Art Exhibition at ZEW

In September, the building of the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) will provide space for an art exhibition for the first time since its inauguration in 1997. The renowned research institute headed by the member of the German government economics advisor Prof. Wolfgang Franz and the Director of Business and Administration Ernst O. Schulze invites the art-loving public to an interesting encounter between science and art. read more

July 1998

02.07.1998 – ZEW (kvs)

Dr. Jürgen Strube Successor to Senator Hermann Freudenberg in the ZEW Supervisory Board

With effect from June 3, 1998, Dr. Jürgen Strube, chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, is appointed as one of the nine members of the ZEW Supervisory Board (Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim). Senator Hermann Freudenberg, who has supported the successful establishment of ZEW by word and deed since 1991, retired from the Supervisory Board. Senator Freudenberg had already been member of the ZEW founding commission, where he contributed practical advice to the discussion about the tasks of ZEW concerning the demands that industry places on a new economic research institute. After the institute’s foundation, the entrepreneur, who had been chairman of the Freudenberg & Co. Board of Partners from 1988 to mid-1997, has held the position of deputy chairman of the ZEW Supervisory Board for almost seven years and as such has been an esteemed contact person in the Executive Board. read more

February 1998

02.02.1998 – ZEW (ggr)

ZEW Symposium for Prof Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz König

Environment, innovation and employment: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz König, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, got a very special present from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The Mannheim-based economic research institute organised a symposium in which economic research results on topical questions were presented. read more


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