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  1. Research // 17.12.2002

    Voting with Their Feet: Quality of Universities Matters for Students

    When it comes to choosing where to study, economics students in Germany are taking note of the varying quality of universities, rather than focusing on admission restrictions.
  2. Research // 10.12.2002

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Sentiment Remains Flat

    The downward trend of the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has lost momentum in December. The indicator now stands at 0.6 points.
  3. Research // 04.12.2002

    Reintroduction of the Property Tax is a Threat to the German Economy

    Reintroducing the property tax would further reduce the fiscal attractiveness of Germany as well as competitiveness of German companies, particularly when it comes to medium-sized firms. These are the findings…
  4. Research // 03.12.2002

    Financial Analysts Bank on European Stocks For 2003

    In order to find out which investments investors in the stock market should focus on in 2003, the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) conducted a survey among 258 financial analysts. Findings…
  5. Research // 19.11.2002

    Poor Economic Prospects Discourage Entrepreneurs

    In 2001, the number of business start-ups in Germany decreased by six per cent, continuing the downward trend observed since 1999.
  6. Research // 12.11.2002

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Nosedive

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany deteriorates strongly by 19.2 points in November. It now stands at 4.2 points compared with 23.4 points in the previous month and is thus lower than in…
  7. Research // 06.11.2002

    Insolvencies in Germany: Construction Industry Continues to Shrink

    Over the past year, the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy in Germany has once again shown significant increases. The Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) examined start-up numbers and…
  8. Research // 24.10.2002

    Service Providers in the Information Industry Assert Themselves through Innovation

    In order that they are able to hold their ground in an increasingly competitive field, service providers in the information society are increasingly investing in innovation. Process innovations, which involve…