The institute co-operates closely with a number of partners and particularly with universities and scientific research institutes in Europe and the USA as well as in China, India, Australia, and New Zealand. ZEW is thus part of a tight national and international research network. Visiting academics at ZEW and scientific workshops with participants from Germany and abroad enhance the creation of networks.
We enjoy an especially close co-operation with the University of Mannheim. The president of ZEW is also full professor at the Mannheim School of Law and Economics.
Research Associates are vitally important for ZEW. Such professors are university professors working as project managers in ZEW, and thus continuously contributing new ideas and scientific insights to the research work of the institute.
Many ZEW research projects deal with internationally comparative issues and thus require co-operation with research institutes and universities all over the world. In some research projects, the ZEW takes advantage of other scientists' competences by working together with economic research institutes in Germany and abroad as well as research institutes of other disciplines.