1. Project // 01.01.2021 – 30.06.2022

    Taxation and Migration: Evidence from Switzerland

    Using local data from Switzerland, this project examines how tax rate affect internal migration.

  2. Project // 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2022

    International Trade During a Pandemic: Boon or Bane?

    We will empirically estimate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international trade. One hypothesis to be tested is that economies with a higher degree of trade diversification are less harmed by…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. Project // 01.12.2020 – 31.01.2022

    The Effects of the National Minimum Wage on Competition

    In this project, we investigate the effects of the national minimum wage in Germany on competition and industry structure. The main is to answer the question whether the national minimum wage introduction in 2015…

  6. Project // 01.11.2020 – 31.03.2022

    Updating the List of R&D Invenstive Products/Industries and Knowledge-Intensive Sectors

    The aim of the project is to update the list of R&D invenstive products and industries which has been produced in 2012 by NIW, ISI and ZEW. In addition, the list of knowledge-intensive sectors will be updated…

  7. 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…

  8. Project // 01.11.2020 – 30.04.2021

    Feasibility Study on the Markets for Technology

    Technology markets are markets where codified technological knowledge is traded. This knowledge is typically protected by intellectual property rights such as patents, utility models or designs. These IPRs can be…

  9. Project // 15.10. – 31.12.2020

    Proof of Concept to Determine the Economic Impact of Family Firms in Europe

    The ZEW regularly compiles the study "The Economic Importance of Family Enterprises in Germany" for the Stiftung Familienunternehmen  in cooperation with ifm Mannheim. For this purpose, data from the ZEW's…

  10. 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…

  11. Project // 01.10.2020 – 31.10.2022

    The Quality of Employment and Firm Outcomes: a Panel Analysis of Recent Developments in German Establishments – wave 5

    In this project, the fifth survey wave of the Linked Personnel Panel (LPP) was developed and evaluated together with a team led by Professor Dirk Sliwka from the University of Cologne and Prof. Patrick Kampkötter…

  12. 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…