1. 04.03.2021 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Insolvency | Coronavirus | Leibniz Association
    Professor Achim Wambach is optimistic about the economic outlook for Germany. He also sees positive signals from the global economy.

    The economic consequences of the pandemic will be felt in Germany and around the world for some time to come. Together with the presidents of the six German economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association, the president of ZEW Mannheim, Professor Achim Wambach, today discussed “The Economic Consequences of the Pandemic” at the annual Leibniz Economic Summit:

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  2. 24.02.2021 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Coronavirus | Germany | Public Budget

    According to preliminary calculations by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the coronavirus crisis in 2020 resulted in the government deficit totalling 139.6 billion euros. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of ZEW’s Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, comments on this issue:

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  3. 22.02.2021 · ZEW (clu)
    Comment
    Coronavirus
    According to Christopher Ludwig, the Coronavirus Taxt Assistance Act is not developed enough to mitigate the crisis.

    The third Coronavirus Tax Assistance Act is not ambitious enough to soften the impact of the coronavirus crisis, which is hitting the German economy even harder than the financial crisis. Given the extent of the crisis, measures have turned out to be too cautious and not innovative enough on the whole. Therefore, further measures are appropriate. Christopher Ludwig, researcher in the ZEW’s “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Department, made this position clear at an expert hearing on the third Coronavirus Tax Assistance Act at the German Bundestag Finance Committee in Berlin.

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  4. 05.02.2021 · ZEW (gli)
    Comment
    History of financial markets | High-tech foundations | Exchange | Innovation
    ZEW economist Georg Licht on the Nasdaq

    The US Nasdaq, or Nasdaq OMX Group since 2008, will turn 50 on 8 February 2021. Based in New York City, it has since become the second largest stock exchange in the world. As the first electronic stock exchange, it has attracted especially innovative technology companies. That is why it is often referred to as the technology exchange to this day. Dr. Georg Licht, head of the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at ZEW Mannheim, explains the importance of Nasdaq for high-tech companies:

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  5. 01.02.2021 · ZEW (awh/deg)
    Comment
    Pharmaceutical Industry | Competition | Vaccination
    Professor Achim Wambach on the vaccination summit in Berlin.

    Germany’s Vaccination Summit is taking place today in Berlin. Among the topics on the agenda is the vaccine shortage, which is currently the subject of much discussion. In an article in today’s edition of German business daily “Handelsblatt”, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and head of the “Market Design” Research Department, Professor Vitali Gretschko, argue for greater competition to speed up vaccine production:

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  6. 27.01.2021 · ZEW (sbl/sel)
    Comment
    Public Budget | ZEW survey
    [Translate to English:] Dr. Sebastian Blesse, Wissenschaftler im Forschungsbereichs „Unternehmensbesteuerung und Öffentliche Finanzwirtschaft“ am ZEW Mannheim.

    The COVID-19 crisis has sparked a new debate on the debt brake. Initial proposals from the political arena are aimed at changing the German Basic Law to allow higher borrowing by the public sector. Dr. Sebastian Blesse, researcher in the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Department at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter.

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  7. 20.01.2021 · ZEW (sru/deg)
    Comment
    United States
    Professor Dr. Sebastian Rausch on the new US President and the upcoming changes.

    Today, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the new President of the United States. On his first day in office, we will already see some groundbreaking decisions, especially regarding the future course of US climate policy. Professor Sebastian Rausch, head of the Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter:

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  8. 18.01.2021 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Competition

    Today, the German Bundesrat is expected to pass the amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB). Professor Achim Wambach, president of ZEW Mannheim and member of the Monopolies Commission, comments on this matter:

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  9. 14.01.2021 · ZEW (fhe/deg)
    Comment
    Economic Growth | Coronavirus
    Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann on the GDP estimate of the Federal Statistical Office.

    The Federal Statistical Office today released its first estimate of the decline in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter:

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  10. 30.12.2020 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    EU Presidency | Germany | European policy
    Professor Dr. Achim Wambach on an eventful six months.

    Germany’s eventful six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union has now concluded with a trade deal with the UK and the prospect of an end to the seven-year negotiations between the EU and China on an investment agreement. Under Germany’s presidency, Europe also saw the adoption of both the COVID-19 recovery plan as well as the multiannual financial framework. The president of ZEW Mannheim, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter:

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