1. 29.11.2021 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Inflation | Consumer Price Index | Statistical office
    Image of the ZEW Economist Friedrich Heinemann.

    The Federal Statistical Office published its preliminary results on the development of the German inflation rate in November 2021. According to the calculations, the inflation rate measured by the German consumer price index rose further to 5.2 per cent compared to the previous month. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter:

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  2. 11.11.2021 · ZEW (fhe/deg)
    Comment
    Inflation | Tax revenue estimation
    Picture of Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann.

    The German Federal Ministry of Finance’s Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates presented the results of its new analysis today. According to the announced results, tax revenues will recover much faster from the pandemic in the coming years than previously assumed.

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  3. 05.11.2021 · ZEW (ibe/deg)
    Comment
    Digitisation | Coalition government | Digital Economy
    ZEW-Economist Irene Bertschek

    According to a report in the Handelsblatt, the so-called traffic light coalition partners SPD, FDP and the Greens, named after the traditional colours of the parties, have agreed not to create a digital ministry. Professor Irene Bertschek, head of the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy”, has commented on that matter:

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  4. 28.10.2021 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    ECB | Monetary policy decisions | Monetary target | Securities Markets | Eurozone
    ZEW economist Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann in a commentary on the latest decisions and changes of the ECB.

    As expected, the ECB Governing Council has not yet taken a decision on the future of the ongoing bond purchases under the PEPP crisis programme, nor has it made any changes to its current monetary policy. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, has commented on this matter:

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  5. 20.10.2021 · ZEW (fhe/deg)
    Comment
    Deutsche Bundesbank | ECB | Monetary Policy | Monetary policy decisions
    Professor Friedrich Heinemann sitting on a seat.

    Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has requested his resignation at the end of the year. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, has commented on this matter:

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  6. 19.10.2021 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    European stability pact | Public Debt | Europe | EU Commission
    Image of Professor Dr. Friedrich Heinemann.

    The European Commission has initiated the debate on a possible reform of the Stability Pact by presenting a first discussion paper. In view of the sharp increase in debt ratios due to the pandemic and the high investment needs in the areas of climate policy and digitalisation, the paper proposes to review the existing debt rules. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, comments on this matter:

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  7. 22.09.2021 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Monetary policy decisions | Interest Rate | United States | Central bank
    ZEW economist Friedrich Heinemann comments on the Fed's decision to leave its key interest rates unchanged.

    The US Federal Reserve has decided to keep its benchmark rate unchanged in a range of 0.0 and 0.25 per cent. However, it has announced that there could soon be a slowdown in asset purchases. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, explains:

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  8. 01.09.2021 · ZEW (awh/vgr/deg)
    Comment
    mobile phone market | mobile phone network | Auctions | Market design
    Symbolic image for digital networks

    At the end of 2025, the spectrum usage rights in the bands at 800 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 2.6 GHz will expire. The Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) has therefore sparked a discussion on how best to provide the freed-up spectrum for use from 2026 onwards in such a way as to ensure a functioning mobile radio market and optimal broadband coverage. For this purpose, the agency published a scenario paper on which ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Professor Vitali Gretschko, head of the Research Department “Market Design” at ZEW Mannheim, have provided their views.

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  9. 16.08.2021 · ZEW (awh/deg)
    Comment
    Crisis management | Economic crisis | Aircraft industry | Aircraft and Aerospace Industry | Air passenger transport
    ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach

    Today, the German government’s Economic Stabilisation Fund (ESF) announced its intention to sell part of the shares it holds in Lufthansa. Professor Achim Wambach, president of ZEW Mannheim and member of the Monopolies Commission, explains:

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  10. 30.07.2021 · ZEW (kki/deg)
    Comment
    ECB | Banking supervision | Banking crisis | Bank liquidity | Bank Regulation | Banking System
    [Translate to English:] Photo of ZEW economist Dr Karolin Kirschenmann.

    On 30 July, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the results of the stress test it carried out on 50 banks in the euro area. Dr. Karolin Kirschenmann, deputy head of the “International Finance and Financial Management” Research Department at ZEW Mannheim, explains:

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