Projects of the Research Unit Pensions and Sustainable Financial Markets

  1. Project // 01.02.2021 - 30.09.2021

    The Role of Occupational Pension Schemes for Income in Old Age – Current Evidence and Databases

    Despite the socio-political importance that occupational pension schemes have had since 2001, the incomplete evidence, lack of transparency, and lack of databases have been criticized regularly during the last 20…

  2. Project // 01.11.2020 - 31.01.2023

    Presentation of Information in the Context of Retirement Planning

    The increasing personal responsibility in retirement provision poses a challenge for many households. Research has shown that especially people with low levels of education, income, and financial knowledge have…

  3. Project // 01.07.2020 - 30.06.2021

    Financial shocks in the corona crisis: burdens and demands, coping strategies and -resources, and social policy measures

    The corona pandemic and subsequent measures led to financial difficulties for people who were particularly affected by the economic consequences of the crisis, as well as for households that were already living…

  4. Project // 01.01.2020 - 31.10.2021

    Foundation of the Mannheim Institute for Financial Education

    Financial Literacy plays a central role for individual financial well-being and inclusion. It can also play an important role for the stability of financial markets and the effectiveness of central bank policies.…

  5. Project // 01.01.2020 - 31.03.2021

    The distributional implications of tax-favoured retirement accounts: Evidence from German tax-return data

    Following pension reforms aiming to reduce the demographic burden on pay-as-you-go pension schemes, Germany and many other countries introduced substantial tax benefits to set incentives for third pillar private…

  6. Project // 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Pension Dashboard for more transparency in old-age provision

    In the coalition agreement of 2018, the federal government set the goal to provide a pension information covering all three pillars of retirement income. This means that the public pension entitlements as well as…

  7. Project // 01.05.2019 - 31.03.2021

    Coming to terms with ambiguous asset dimensions: quality, beauty and uniqueness in the built environment

    In this project we will first train a computer vision model from ground up. The resulting machine learning model will be the first to be fully optimised for the built environment, offering an alternative to…

  8. Project // 01.01.2019 - 31.03.2021

    SEEK - Political Biases in EU Spending: Mechanisms, Extent and Counter-Measures

    This project continues ZEW’s line of research on EU fiscal institutions. The focus is on documenting potential political biases in existing and newly created European instruments and then studying their…

  9. Project // 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020

    The Role of Real Estate for old-age Income

    The challenges accompanying demographic change have led many European economies to fundamentally reform their retirement systems by increasingly moving away from pay-as-you-go pension…