Research at ZEW

ZEW conducts evidence-based economic policy research on a range of high-visibility topics, including the digital transformation, European integration, and the energy transition.

These are tackled by ZEW’s research units.

Current projects

Laufende Projekte

  1. Project // 12.04. – 30.06.2023

    Potentials for a Bioeconomy in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar - Survey of Actors in the Business Enterprise Sector

    In this research project ZEW contributes to the design and analysis of an enterprise survey in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar which collects data on the potential for strengthening a bioeconomy in the…

  2. Project // 01.04.2023 – 30.09.2024

    YouTube Adpocalypse: The YouTubers' Journey from Ads-Based to Patron-Based Revenues

    Digital platforms largely transform the creator economy. By providing easy access for content producers and content consumers, decentralized information sharing has implications for democracy and culture, as…

  3. Project // 01.04.2023 – 31.03.2024

    Data Processing for the Evaluation of the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)

    The purpose of the project is to provide a basic data set for the evaluation of the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) and to provide support services for using this data set in the context of the…

  4. Project // 01.03.2023 – 30.09.2025

    Dynamic Interaction between Informal Long-Term Caregiving and Social Insurances in Germany

    This project assesses the impact of social insurance on informal Long-Term-Care (LTC) provision by family members in Germany. Family members are the most important providers of informal outpatient LTC. While…

  5. Project // 01.03.2023 – 31.01.2024

    2023 Data-Report on Innovation Behaviour of Saxony‘s Economy

    The aim of this research is to collect data on innovation activities of the business enterprise sector in the State of Saxony in the years 2020 to 2022 as well as the planned innovation activities in 2023 and…

  6. Project // 01.02. – 30.09.2023

    Reform of Transfer Withdrawal Rates and Improving Incentives to Work

    The federal government wants to change the employment allowances for recipients of basic social security benefits in such a way as to strengthen labor supply incentives and avoid the sometimes very high effective…