In our event series #ZEWBookTalk we invite leading economists from Germany and abroad to ZEW Mannheim to present their current book releases. Each event includes a controversial exchange about the core theses of these books, which mainly focus on economic policy issues. With this event series, ZEW offers readers both exclusive access to selected authors as well as a lively exchange on the presented book contents. The book presentations are held either in German or English.

#ZEWBookTalk with Moritz Schularick: The Disenchanted State – What Germany Must Learn from the Pandemic (22.03.2022)

#ZEWBookTalk with Philippe Aghion: The Power of Creative Destruction - Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations (14.09.2021)

#ZEWBookTalk with Joel Slemrod and Michael Keen: Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue – Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages (27.07.2021)

#ZEWBookTalk with Ludger Schuknecht: Public Spending and the Role of the State – History, Performance, Risk and Remedies (06.07.2021)

#ZEWBookTalk with Jutta Allmendinger: “It's only possible together! How we can finally achieve gender justice” (05.05.2021)

#ZEWBookTalk with Gabriel Zucman: “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay” (10.03.2021)

#ZEWBookTalk with Joshua Gans: “The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19” (17.12.2020)

#ZEWBookTalk with Clemens Fuest on How to Save the Economy in the Coronavirus Crisis (26.10.2020)


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