13.05.2022 · ZEW (ybr)
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Ukraine | Energy Policy | International Relations and Foreign Policy

This year, 8 May, Victory in Europe Day, celebrating the end of the Second World War, was more symbolic than ever. The Russian invasion of Ukraine triggered a serious humanitarian crisis. The consequences of the war are being felt around the world. But what impact does the war in Ukraine have on the economy? This was discussed by U.S. Consul General Norman Thatcher Scharpf and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach on 10 May 2022 as part of the digital event series #ZEWlive. The event was moderated by journalist Jessica Sturmberg.
16.09.2021 · ZEW (lra)
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ZEWBookTalk | Innovation | Promoting innovation | Capitalism

How is creative destruction connected to innovation? Can competition policy stimulate industrial dynamics? How to solve Europe’s ‘unicorn problem’? On 14 September 2021, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Professor Philippe Aghion, Collège de France INSEAD and London School of Economics, have discussed these questions. The French economist also presented his book “The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations” at the seventh #ZEWBookTalk.
29.07.2021 · ZEW (deg)
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ZEWBookTalk | Big event | Taxes | History of taxation

Bizarre and weird, but fascinating. These are the words Michael Keen uses to describe the history of taxation, which he wrote down in cooperation with Professor Joel Slemrod in their book “Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages”. On 27 July, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach welcomed the two authors Keen, deputy director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Slemrod, professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk organised by ZEW Mannheim and MannheimTaxation. In addition, they addressed current developments.
08.07.2021 · ZEW (fhe/ggr)
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GDP | Public Debt | Coronavirus | ZEWBookTalk

Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, welcomed Ludger Schuknecht to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk on 6 July 2021. He discussed with him his current book “Public Spending and the Role of the State – History, Performance, Risk and Remedies”. Schuknecht, who is currently a visiting professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, previously held the positions of Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD and Chief Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. For the #ZEWBookTalk, he was connected from Singapore.
12.03.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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ZEWBookTalk | Tax competition

Do all Americans pay a fair amount of tax? Not at all. On the contrary, there is a huge disparity in the taxation of average workers and the taxation of the wealthy, especially the super-rich, according to UC Berkeley Associate Professor Gabriel Zucman. On 10 March 2021, the economist presented his new book ‘The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay’ virtually at ZEW Mannheim, which he wrote together with Emmanuel Saez. Zucman is also leading the newly established European Tax Observatory that has commenced its work in 2021. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the third edition of #ZEWBookTalk.