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 // 01.01.2023 – 30.06.2025

    Data-driven Analysis of Hate Speech on German Twitter and the Effects of Regulation

    Social media have lately become one of the primary information channels for many individuals, which was exacerbated during the recent pandemic. As such, social media is a major example of the ambivalence of…

  2. Project // 01.01. – 31.07.2023

    Measuring the Contribution of Science and Innovation to the Green Transition

    The purpose of the project is (a) to develop a measurement roadmap for green innovation, and (b) to draft a short report on green innovation indicators. The measurement roadmap will focus on the business…

  3. Project // 01.01.2023 – 31.12.2025

    Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship

    The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the learning and development of children…

  4. Project // 01.01.2023 – 30.06.2024

    Master Plan for the "Mittelstand" in Baden-Wuerttemberg

    The study aims at developing a master plan for the "Mittelstand" (i.e., the group of small, medium-sized or family-owned businesses) in Baden-Wuerttemberg that can guide economic policy in supporting this group…

  5. Project // 01.12.2022 – 30.11.2023

    Creation of a concept for the introduction of performance budgeting in Germany

    Designing and managing the public budget plays a central role in the control of government activities. Transparent budget management practices geared towards efficiency not only increase transparency in the usage…

  6. Project // 01.12.2022 – 28.05.2024

    Reorientation of the European Structural Policy in the next funding period 2028-2035

    In the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027, about 30 percent of all EU budgetary resources are allocated to cohesion. Additional amounts are made available to the European budget by Next Generation EU…