1. 21.10.2019 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Digital goods | Digital Economy | Competition law
    ZEW president Achim Wambach during his lecture on social market economy at the BMWi

    German economic policy currently has to react to two developments that have a major impact on markets worldwide: on the one hand, the emergence of powerful internet giants through digitalisation, and on the other hand, China’s economic success, which relies on the influence of large state-owned corporations. Germany can respond to these developments by combining the principle of the social market economy with an updated competition law. This was the recommendation made today by Professor Achim Wambach, president of ZEW Mannheim, at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), where he was awarded a 3,000 euro prize in the series “Impulsreden zur Sozialen Marktwirtschaft” (“Keynote Speeches on the Social Market Economy”) by the Wirtschaftspolitische Club Deutschland e.V. (Economic Policy Club Germany).

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  2. 18.10.2019 · ZEW (ssi)
    Comment
    Real estate | Residential real estate
    ZEW economist Sebastian Siegloch comments on the federal government's property tax reform.

    The German Bundestag passed the Federal Ministry of Finance’s proposal for a property tax reform by approving an amendment to the Basic Law. The property tax reform must be completed by the end of the year as the Federal Constitutional Court had previously objected to outdated tax bases. Professor Sebastian Siegloch, head of the Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on the adoption of the reform by the German parliament.

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  3. 20.09.2019 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Federal Government | ZEW President
    ZEW President Achim Wambach comments on Climate Cabinet decision

    Today the Climate Cabinet presented its policy package for achieving the climate targets and further developing the energy transition. Professor Achim Wambach, president of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments.

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  4. 09.09.2019 · ZEW (awh)
    Comment
    Competition law | Economic policy advice | ZEW President | Digital Economy | Digital goods
    ZEW President Achim Wambach calls for stronger regulation in the digital economy

    There ought to be clear regulations with regards to digital platforms dominating the market, says Professor Achim Wambach, president of economic research institute ZEW in Mannheim and co-chair of the Expert Commission on Competition Law 4.0, appointed by the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy. That’s the conclusion of the final report the Expert Commission on Competition Law 4.0 handed over to Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier today.

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  5. 31.07.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Interest Rate | United States | Monetary policy decisions | Central bank
    Friedrich Heinemann sees Trump as reason for Fed interest rate turnaround

    The US central bank Federal Reserve made a turnaround in interest rate policy and lowered its base rates by 0.25 per cent to range between 2.0 and 2.25 per cent. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments on the decision.

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  6. 29.07.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    ECB | Litigation Process
    ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann commenting on the ECB's PSPP bond purchase programme

    Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Federal Constitutional Court’s two-day hearing on the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) of the European Central Bank (ECB). The Karlsruhe-based court had already dealt with constitutional complaints against the programme in 2017, referring several questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary ruling. After the ECJ decided these issues in favour of the ECB in its December 2018 ruling, the Federal Constitutional Court is now continuing its proceedings. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, comments on this matter.

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  7. 23.07.2019 · ZEW ()
    European Integration
    Brexit | United Kingdom | European Integration and EU Policy
    ZEW President Achim Wambach on Brexit and Boris Johnson as next Prime Minister

    The British Conservative Party elected Boris Johnson as its new leader. He will soon also take over the office of British Prime Minister. The President of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter.

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  8. 03.07.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    European Integration
    ECB | Eurozone
    Friedrich Heinemann on Christine Lagarde as possible President of the European Central Bank

    Christine Lagarde was nominated to become the new President of the European Central Bank (ECB). This was agreed by the heads of state and government of the European Union, as Council President Donald Tusk announced yesterday. Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann had also been repeatedly considered as Mario Draghi’s successor. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporation Taxation and Public Finance”, comments on the upcoming change in presidency at the ECB.

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  9. 27.05.2019 · ZEW (fhe)
    European Integration
    European Integration and EU Policy | ECB | EU Commission
    ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann comments on the importance of the ECB presidency for Germany

    After the European elections, the European Council must propose a candidate for president of the Commission to the European Parliament. With the end of Mario Draghi’s term as president of the European Central Bank (ECB), another important position in the EU is to be filled in the following months. With Manfred Weber and Jens Weidmann, there are promising German candidates for both offices. However, it is deemed impossible that both positions will be filled by Germans. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, comments on these pending decisions following the European elections.

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  10. 09.05.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann comments on tax revenue estimates by the Federal Ministry of Finance

    The German Federal Ministry of Finance’s Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates has made a downward adjustment of its forecasts for federal, state and municipal tax revenues in Germany up until the year 2023. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments on this matter.

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