ZEW Strongly Represented at 69th German Business Economists Day

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The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) was very well represented at the first day of the 69th "Deutscher Betriebswirtschafter Tag" (German Business Economists Day). The event was hosted by the Schmalenbach Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft (SG), Düsseldorf, from September 23 to 24, 2015. ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest, Professor Sascha Steffen, head of the ZEW Research Department "International Finance and Financial Management", and ZEW Research Associate Professor Martin Weber held lectures and chaired discussions at the event, which took place under the headline "Regulierung auf dem Prüfstand: Auswirkungen der Regulierung auf globalisierte Geschäftsmodelle" (Regulation Called into Question: How Regulation Affects Global Business Models).

As one of the key speakers, ZEW President Clemens Fuest gave a lecture on regulation and the globalisation of the economy on the first day of the meeting. He also participated in the subsequent panel discussion, which was chaired by Martin Weber, professor at the University of Mannheim and a member of the SG management board. Fuest shared the stage with leading representatives of the energy sector, the banking industry and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.

In the afternoon, the expert programme B of the Business Economists Day focused on the impact of the lowinterest rate policy. In his presentation, Sascha Steffen, head of Research Department at ZEW, addressed the consequences of the ECB's monetary policy on deposit and credit rates.

The Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, named after the economist Eugen Schmalenbach, is an independent association that aims to promote exchange between research and practice. The annual German Business Economists Day addresses business-related topics.