External researchers regularly come to ZEW to present and discuss current research results from economics, law and social sciences with ZEW researchers. Our seminar series offer an ideal platform for this.

About every two weeks, ZEW researchers and external lecturers provide insights into the state of selected research areas and projects. The seminar series offers researchers the opportunity to present the material they are working on and to discuss problems with the participants.

The seminars are organised by the individual ZEW research units. The events take place at ZEW and are addressed to researchers of ZEW and the University of Mannheim.

The Decarbonization Seminar hosts speakers and participants from academia and industry to discuss latest advances and challenges associated with the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. Topics covered include the economics and management of sustainable energy technologies in the energy sector, clean energy transportation services, and carbon-free manufacturing processes.

Seminar sessions are usually held on Monday afternoons between 4.00 pm and 5.15 pm CET and hosted as a virtual event online in a workshop-style format. To stay informed about upcoming presentations, please sign up for the seminar’s mailing list via this form. Registration links for the individual seminar events are distributed via this mailing list.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The organizing team is comprised of Gunther Glenk (MISES), Marion Ott (ZEW), and Nikolas Wölfing (MISES & ZEW).

The Environmental Economics Brownbag Seminar series is a cooperation between ZEW and the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg. The seminar brings together environmental and resource economists from the whole metropolitan area as well as external speakers to present and discuss cutting edge work. It typically takes place once a month. Anyone interested in the topic  is welcome to attend.

The Mannheim Applied Seminar features current applied micro and macroeconomic research. International scholars will present their recent work and discuss it with the participants.

The seminars are addressed at researchers as well as students and take place every Wednesday at 3–4:15 pm during lecture times.

The Mannheim Applied Seminar is jointly organised by ZEW and the University of Mannheim.

Schedule Upcoming Semester

03.03.2021: Mark Bils (University of Rochester)

10.03.2021: Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley)

17.03.2021: Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)

24.03.2021: Amir Sufi (Chicago Booth)

14.04.2021: Elizabeth Caucutt (Western Ontario)

21.04.2021: Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard)

28.04.2021: Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard)

05.05.2021: Lisa Kahn (Rochester)

12.05.2021: Jesse Shapiro (Brown)

26.05.2021: Ghazala Azmat (Science Po)

02.06.2021: Raquel Fernandez (New York University)

09.06.2021: Aysegul Sahin (UT Austin)

16.06.2021: Gregory Martin (Stanford)

23.06.2021: Benjamin Schoefer (Berkeley)

The Mannheim Virtual IO Seminar features current empirical and theoretical research related to the topic of privacy and competition. International scholars will present their recent work and discuss it with the participants. The seminar series is jointly organized by ZEW, the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), and the Collaborative Research Center TR 224 "Epos" at the Universities of Bonn and Mannheim.

Environmental, energy, and ecological problems have grown faster than their solutions. Economists have an important role to play to address these issues by using the latest science, rigorous methods and innovative policy solutions. The SWEEEP webinar series aims to convene the academic community to contribute to the scientific, economic, and policy discourses on important environmental and energy issues. The seminar presentations are scheduled to last 60 minutes, with questions at the end.

Founding Institutions

The European Institute on Economics and the Environment is a partnership between Resources for the Future and Foundation CMCC. EIEE’s impartial economic and environmental research aims to facilitate the transition to a sustainable, inclusive society.
Contact: Professor Massimo Tavoni

The Energy Management research team at the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) combines research on economics, strategic management, technology innovation and energy policy in order to create and share knowledge that will help society move towards a low-carbon future.
Contact: Professor Sébastien Houde

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research is a leading German economic policy institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. ZEW's applied research aims to study and help design well-performing markets and institutions in Europe. In particular, it seeks to understand how to create a market framework that will enable the sustainable and efficient development of European economies.
Contact: Professor Sebastian Rausch

The Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) was established in 1999 to complement the natural science and technical-oriented disciplines at ETH Zurich, by contributing to research and teaching in energy policy and economics.  Through rigorous application of modern empirical methods, the goal of CEPE is to make critical contributions to the design and evaluation of energy and climate policy instruments.
Contact: Professor Massimo Filippini

Current Events

  1. 21.06.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: Virtual Market Design Seminar

    Speaker: Marzena Rostek (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

  2. 23.06.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: Mannheim Applied Seminar

    Speaker: Benjamin Schoefer (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

  3. 24.06.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speaker: Mathilde Muñoz (Paris School of Economics (PSE), France)

  4. 01.07.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speaker: Audinga Baltrunaite (Economics and Law Division, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy)

  5. 05.07.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: Virtual Market Design Seminar

    Speaker: Yan Chen (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

  6. 12.07.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speaker: Tim DeStefano (Harvard Business School, Boston, USA)

  7. 30.09.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speaker: Robert Seamans (New York University, USA)


Conference Management

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-124


Conference Management

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-123


Scientific Contact

Decarbonization Seminar/Joint Seminar ZEW and MISES
SWEEEP Seminar | Environmental Economics Brownbag Seminar
Mannheim Virtual IO Seminar
Mannheim Applied Seminar
Virtual Market Design Seminar