The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its 17th Summer Workshop for Young Economists. This year’s workshop targets econometric methods related to the analysis of innovation, with a particular focus on environmental innovation. The objective of the workshop is to bring together promising international young researchers for a week of intense training by renowned international scholars. The four-day summer workshop includes lectures and paper presentations, and ample time will be allowed for discussions among attendees. Young scholars who wish to attend the workshop are invited to submit a paper.

Papers should have an empirical focus and be related to one of the following economic topics:

  • Innovation and technological change
  • Green innovation
  • Ex-post evaluation of innovation and environmental policies

Keynote Lecturers

  • Dirk Czarnitzki (K.U. Leuven, Belgium)
  • Antoine Dechezleprêtre (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Mark J. Roberts (Pennsylvania State University, USA)


Programme (as PDF, 104 KB)

Call for Papers

Call for Papers (as PDF, 56 KB)


Advanced doctoral students and postdocs within three years after completion of their thesis are invited to apply. The ZEW Summer Workshop is open to about 20 participants. Participants may apply for financial support from ZEW to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Please submit your complete paper to be presented (preliminary versions are welcome) and your CV to no later than March 15, 2015.

Heinz König Young Scholar Award

During the summer workshop, the scholar presenting the best paper will be honoured with the Heinz König Young Scholar Award. The award is sponsored by Fuchs Petrolup SE and includes an endowment of EUR 5,000 and a three-month research visit to ZEW. An award ceremony will conclude the workshop. The award is named after the late founding director of ZEW, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz König.


06.07.2015 - 09.07.2015

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim