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.
21.12.2020 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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ZEWBookTalk | Coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the current recession in the global economy. However, there is an information problem underlying the coronavirus pandemic, according to Professor Joshua Gans from the University of Toronto, Canada. He presented this insight along with his book “The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19” at the second #ZEWBookTalk on 17 December 2020. In his book, he explains the economic choices that have been made in response to the pandemic and what their motives are. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the subsequent discussion with the speaker.
02.07.2020 · ZEW
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Student competition

There was great excitement surrounding the virtual regional final of the YES! – Young Economic Summit: Who would make it to the grand national final? In the end, two teams prevailed – the Albert-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart mentored by economists from ZEW Mannheim, and the European School RheinMain from Bad Vilbel mentored by SAFE Frankfurt. In addition, the Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium from Maxdorf, also mentored by ZEW, received a wildcard for the federal final in September. ZEW President Achim Wambach, who was live on air, emphasised how “great it is that so many teams, so many teachers and researchers continued despite the difficult circumstances.”