1. 09.02.2021 · ZEW (awh)
    International agreement | Competition | ZEWnews
    Professor Achim Wambach on the position of multilateral cooperation between the US, China and the EU.

    Germany ended its EU Council presidency by launching fireworks one day earlier than expected: on 30 December, the EU and China agreed to the terms of a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), thus concluding seven years of negotiations. However, further steps that involve the US are necessary.

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  2. 05.02.2021 · ZEW (dre/chs/deg)
    ZEWPodcast | Digital Economy | Coronavirus
    ZEW economist Dr. Dominik Rehse about the Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App.

    When the coronavirus contact-tracing app was released onto the market, it was considered as one of the most important instruments in the fight against the pandemic. Up until now, these hopes have hardly been fulfilled. The number of app users is simply not high enough to be able to effectively curb the spread of the virus. There are also still significant data privacy concerns from the general public, and both user experience as well as success measurement are in need of improvement. In the most recent #ZEWPodcast episode, Dr. Dominik Rehse, head of the Junior Research Group “Digital Market Design”, talks about the potential and shortcomings of the coronavirus contact-tracing app. He explains why the app is nevertheless a good idea and how it could be improved with the help of a so-called ‘living laboratory’.

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  3. 15.01.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
    Public Events
     Following the agreement on an investment agreement between the EU and China, questions in this regard are clarified in the current #ZEWlive.

    China’s importance for the global economy has been growing for years. And it will continue to grow. Since 2020, the country has been a member of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in the Asia-Pacific region, the largest free trade zone in the world. Due to its great economic weight, the Chinese economy is now not only an important partner for the European Union, but also a competitor. After several years of negotiations, the EU and China have just reached an agreement on investment. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Dr. Philipp Steinberg, head of economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), discussed the agreement and fair competitive conditions for European companies at a #ZEWlive event on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. The event was moderated by Jessica Sturmberg.

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  4. 21.12.2020 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
    Public Events
    ZEWBookTalk | Coronavirus
    Economist Joshua Gans at the second edition of the #ZEWBookTalk.

    SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the current recession in the global economy. However, there is an information problem underlying the coronavirus pandemic, according to Professor Joshua Gans from the University of Toronto, Canada. He presented this insight along with his book “The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19” at the second #ZEWBookTalk on 17 December 2020. In his book, he explains the economic choices that have been made in response to the pandemic and what their motives are. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the subsequent discussion with the speaker.

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  5. 21.12.2020 · ZEW (msc/cas/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Real estate market | Real estate financing
     The online format also provided an opportunity for critical discussion.

    This year, the twelfth conference of the Leibniz Network “Real Estate Markets and Capital Markets” (ReCapNet) took place as an online-only event with guests from all over the world. Between 10 and 19 November 2020, around 100 researchers met to attend the presentations and discussions of twelve selected research papers as well as the keynote address by Professor Edward Glaeser from Harvard University.

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  6. 21.12.2020 · ZEW (vgr/sel)
    ZEWnews articles
    Market design | Optimal distribution | Coronavirus | ZEWnews
    Prof. Dr. Vitali Gretschko on different application areas of market design.

    Markets do not come out of thin air, they are created by humans to achieve certain aims. How well a market is equipped to achieve these aims depends largely on the rules that apply there. Market design is dedicated to analysing and optimising markets by designing these rules.

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  7. 18.12.2020 · ZEW (vgr/chs/deg)
    Market design | ZEWPodcast | Optimal distribution
    Vitali Gretschko in the current episode of the #ZEWPodcast.

    The allocation of daycare places, mobile phone frequency auctions, or the distribution of donations – markets are diverse and can be improved by an efficient design of their rules. Market design is dedicated to optimising and analysing markets. In the latest episode of the #ZEWPodcast, Professor Vitali Gretschko talks about where this economic discipline can be applied. He explains what markets and market design are all about and in what way market design could help, for example, in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

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  8. 16.12.2020 · ZEW (awh)
    Coronavirus | ZEWnews | Germany | Economic Sociology
    Professor Achim Wambach takes position.

    One year ago, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan. Since then, more than 65 million people worldwide have been infected with the virus, the death toll has passed 1.5 million, and the global economy is experiencing its biggest slump since the end of World War II.

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  9. 11.12.2020 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
    Public Events
    Economic policy
    Lars Feld on the current Annual Report.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to one of the most severe recessions of the post-war period, and there is currently no sign of the economic situation returning to normal. Against this background, Professor Lars P. Feld, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, presented the key results of the recently published Annual Report 2020/21 on 8 December 2020. In its report entitled “Overcoming the Coronavirus Crisis Together; Strengthening Resilience and Growth”, the council calls on the German government to readjust its economic policy. The virtual event took place as part of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” at ZEW Mannheim. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the subsequent discussion with the speaker.

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  10. 11.12.2020 · ZEW (zas/ybr)
    Coronavirus | Europe
    Picture from the webex: the panel discussing the EU‘s fiscal architecture during the seminar

    Academics and policymakers met virtually to discuss how the EU’s fiscal architecture might be adjusted in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic during a lunchtime seminar on 3 December 2020. The seminar was organised jointly by ZEW Mannheim and the international research network EconPol Europe, moderated by ZEW economist Dr. Zareh Asatryan, deputy head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department. Around 120 participants from all over Europe joined the special policy session of the ZEW seminar series.

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