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

  1. Project // 01.10.2022 - 31.08.2023

    The Incidence of Tax Evasion: Experimental Evidence from Italy

    Economic theory predicts that the incidence of a commodity tax like the Value Added Tax (VAT) will be distributed between buyers and sellers depending on the relative elasticities of supply and demand. Standard…

  2. Project // 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2023

    Digitalization, tax savings and competition effects

    Broad empirical evidence illustrates increasing market concentration since the 90s. Previous literature has highlighted the prominent role of technology, increasing barriers to entry, lax or ineffective antitrust…

  3. Project // 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2023

    Do they actually move? Tracing taxed induced migration with electricity consumption data

    The literature has shown that especially wealthy individuals and high income earners such as football superstars, inventors, or high income expats react strongly to differences in top tax rates across and within…

  4. Project // 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2025

    Horizon Europe: Welfare systems and labour market policies for economic and social resilience in Europe

    Four megatrends - technological transformations, globalisation, climate warming and demographic changes - reshape labour
    markets, redefine opportunities and risks, and pose new challenges for welfare states in the…

  5. Project // 01.08.2022 - 31.07.2025

    Green financial intermediation – from demand to impact

    Achieving the Paris agreement goals to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels and contributing to the UN Sustainability Goals will require massive public and…

  6. Project // 01.08.2022 - 31.07.2025

    AI-Based Identification and Impact Analysis of the Knowledge Transfer between Science and Industry

    The project focuses on the large-scale identification of knowledge transfer channels on firm and university websites. It aims to create an inventory of the use of knowledge transfer channels by firms and…