The attendance of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research at the Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) in Atlanta proved a great success. The world’s most important conference in economics offered plenty of opportunities for ZEW researchers to engage in scientific discussions and to present their research findings, while also providing new impulses for future research projects.

ZEW at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations.
ZEW Team at ASSA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

With a total of eight contributions from five different research units, ZEW showed a strong presence at this year’s annual meeting. In particular the presentations by Steffen Viete from the “Digital Economy” Research Department, Claire Gavard, PhD from the “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” Research Department and Thomas Schwab from the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department were met with great approval. The three-day conference also featured a poster session with Annika Havlik from the same Research Department, allowing her to share and discuss her latest research findings with fellow scientists.

ZEW stand provides information on site

As in previous years, ZEW had its own information stand at the conference, which served as a contact point for researchers of all career levels who wanted to find out about ZEW, its research areas and potential cooperation opportunities. The conference participants showed particular interest in issues related to financial and labour markets as well as current European issues.

2020 ASSA conference to take place in San Diego

The ASSA conference is organised on an annual basis by the American Economic Association (AEA). The event provided ample opportunity for both renowned professors, including several Nobel laureates, and young researchers to present their research findings. For up-and-coming researchers, the conference can be an important stepping stone for their future academic careers in prestigious universities and research institutions. In 2020, the ASSA Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place in San Diego.




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