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 5.00 pm and 6.15 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.

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.

The QUEST seminar series aims to provide PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with the opportunity to present their work at the intersection of sustainability and other economic topics. Since the research agenda of most economic areas regard more and more sustainability-related topics, this series provides a platform that joins the different economic fields. Here, researchers can exchange ideas, results and learn from each other. Through the common interest in sustainability, fruitful discussions across different  economic fields and approaches. We invite presenters and participants from all kinds of fields of economics, including – but not limited to – labour markets, innovation, entrepreneurship, social policy, health economics, digital economics, market design or finance and taxation. Importantly, the seminar may also benefit researchers from the field of environmental economics, who wish to reach a broader audience when presenting their work.

The seminars are addressed at researchers as well as students and take place online on the last Monday of each month at 4 pm.

Upcoming schedule

27.06.2022: Adhurim Haxhimusa (UAS Grisons) "Effectiveness of Climate Policies: Carbon Pricing vs. Subsidizing Renewables“

26.09.2022: Madeline Werthschulte (ZEW) “More than just a Price Decrease: Field Experimental Evidence on the Mechanisms of an Energy Efficiency Subsidy”

31.10.2022: tba

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

The Virtual Market Design Seminar is an open online and inter-institutional seminar. Although inspired by seminars cancelled due to the COVID-19, we intend to continue post-pandemic. Seminars cover all fields from market design.

The seminar presentations are scheduled to last 60 minutes: 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for both comments and questions.

The seminar series is jointly organized by ZEW, Panthéon-Assas University Paris, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), by the University of Bonn and the University of Mannheim.

Current Events

  1. 07.09.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: Mannheim Applied Seminar

    Speaker: Paula Gobbi (ECARES - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Belgium)

  2. 21.09.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: SWEEEP Seminar

    Speaker: Florian Oswald (Sciences Po, Paris, France)

  3. 26.09.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: QUEST

    Speaker: Madeline Werthschulte (ZEW)

  4. 28.09.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: Mannheim Applied Seminar

    Speaker: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

  5. 28.09.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speakers: Francisco H. G. Ferreira (London School of Economics, United Kingdom), Gary Fields (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA), Stephen P. Jenkins (London School of Economics, United Kingdom), Nora Lustig (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA), Kunal Sen (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki, Finland, and University of Manchester, United Kingdom), Jacques Gabriel Silber (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel), Hyun H. Son (Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines)

  6. 28.10.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: Mannheim Applied Seminar

    Speaker: Andrea Ichino (European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy)


Conference Management

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-379


Conference Management

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-109


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