Laufende Projekte

  1. Project // 01.02.2021 – 30.06.2023

    Analyses of the Costs and Benefits of School Closures for the Containment of COVID-19

    The aim of the project is to empirically assess the costs and benefits of school closures enacted in response to the spread of COVID-19. Benefits are measured by the contribution of the interventions to reduce the…

  2. Project // 01.01.2021 – 31.05.2023

    The Foundation of Public Saving Banks in the 19th and Early 20th-Century

    This project examines the political, economic, and cultural factors that influenced the foundation of public saving banks in Germany in the 19th and early 20th century.

  3. Project // 01.12.2020 – 30.11.2023

    Turing Markets

    Numerous new regulatory frameworks and policy initiatives demand checks of machine learning algorithms. We argue that algorithm checking procedures have to be understood as information production processes…

  4. 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…

  5. Project // 15.10.2020 – 31.12.2023

    Restructuring and Extension of a Sample of the KfW Business Survey Panel

    The “Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau” (KfW) has been establishing a firm panel on the basis of paper-and-pencil interviews which is representative of medium-sized and large companies since 2002. Companies of all…

  6. Project // 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2024

    Contract with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Scientific Advice and Corresponding Dialog Formats Concerning the Welfare State, the Working Environment, and the Social Market Economy

    The project provides short reports and dialogue formats on labor market and social policy issues to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The purpose is to inform the current debate and the political…

  7. Project // 01.08.2020 – 31.12.2023

    Does Volatile Demand Induce Volatile Prices? Evidence from the German Gasoline Market

    The objective of this research project is to examine the relationship between demand and price volatility in the retail gasoline industry. We study to what extent can demand shocks explain the daily price…

  8. Project // 01.07.2020 – 30.06.2023

    Regional Inequality in Germany: Assessment, Drivers and Consequences

    The goal of this project is to provide a systematic and methodologically comprehensive analysis of the link between regional inequality and political discontent and increasing populism for the case of Germany. We…

  9. Project // 01.07.2020 – 31.12.2023

    Linkage Between the Identifiers of the Mannheim Enterprise Panel and Establishment Data of the German Federal Agency of Labor

    Within the scope of a cooperation between the Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency at the IAB (BA-FDZ), Creditreform e.V. and ZEW, the operational data of the Federal Employment Agency, or more…

  10. 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…

  11. Project // 01.06.2020 – 31.05.2023

    Evidence-based assessment for the design of the German energy system transformation - Sub-project Ex-ante analyses EU ETS expansion and distribution effects of CO2 pricing

    The German government's climate protection concept 2030 includes the goal of an European, comprehensive certificate trading system for greenhouse gas emissions for all sectors. In addition, the European…

  12. Project // 15.02.2020 – 15.04.2023

    Strategies on Promoting Broadband Expansion with Particular Regard to a Reduction in Regulation

    The intended renewal of broadband infrastructure and, associated therewith, the deployment of high capacity fibre networks challenges the current Regulatory Framework. The “European Electronic Communication Code”…