1. 06.07.2022 · ZEW (srf/deg)
    Public health insurance | Health insurance | Health care financing | Health care reform | Health policy

    Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has proposed to reform the financing of the statutory health insurance system in order to close the financing gap without excessively raising health insurance contributions. In the latest episode of the #ZEWPodcast format “Put into Context”, ZEW Health Economist Dr. Simon Reif explains the reform package and evaluates the individual measures.

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  2. 06.07.2022 · ZEW (sel/rha)
    Climate policy | Germany | Europe | ZEWBookTalk

    What contribution must municipalities, the federal government and the EU make in order to achieve the climate targets? Which instruments are effective and which are counterproductive? And what can each and every one of us do to make a difference? These are some of the questions ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach addresses in his latest book “Klima muss sich lohnen” (“Climate Protection Must Be Worthwhile”). At the #ZEWBookTalk on 4 July 2022, the economist gave a preview of his book and presented its core theses. In his presentation, Wambach provided the around 55 participants with an overview of the various dimensions of climate policy. Furthermore, he pleaded for more economic rationality in the choice of appropriate instruments, as markets and mechanisms operating in the background determine the effectiveness of individual climate policy measures. The way they operate, however, is less obvious than often assumed.

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  3. 05.07.2022 · ZEW (kvg/chs/deg)
    Thermal energy | Heat pump | Energy transition | Climate protection | Fossil fuel

    “In Germany, we have set ourselves the goal to become carbon-neutral by 2045. Every heating system installed from now on would have to run on renewables, otherwise we will not achieve this goal,” says ZEW environmental economist Kathrine von Graevenitz in the latest episode of the ZEWPodcast. The German government’s new energy price relief package requires that every newly installed heating system must be 65 per cent powered by renewable energies from 2024. Can such minimum requirements truly advance the heating transition?

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  4. 04.07.2022 · ZEW (sel)
    Dates and News
    Supervisory board | Personalia
    Picture of the event.

    At the most recent meeting of the Supervisory Board of ZEW Mannheim, Chairman Dr. Hans Reiter (ministerial director of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg) personally welcomed Albrecht Schütte as a new member for the first time. Schütte, who is a member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, succeeds former Minister Gerhard Stratthaus, who had been a member of the ZEW Supervisory Board since 2002.

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  5. 01.07.2022 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Labour Market | Business Cycle | Inflation | Interest Rate
    Table of the data collected in the economic tableau for the eurozone.

    Economic experts are forecasting a further increase in the inflation rate for the eurozone. There are also indicators of a positive development in the labour market and a gradual increase in the forecasts for short- and long-term interest rates. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  6. 29.06.2022 · ZEW (jkp/ybr)
    ECB | Banking System | Monetary Policy | Climate policy
    Picture of Friedrich Heinemann and Karolin Kirschenmann at the opening.

    Over the past two decades, the European Central Bank (ECB) has taken on a growing number of tasks. From banking supervision to green financing, the thematic scope of the ECB has extended beyond the classical objective of price stability. Is the ECB currently experiencing an excess of tasks, or is this an appropriate response to the economic challenges of our time? ZEW Mannheim organised a full-day workshop on 31 May 2022 with the support of the Strube Stiftung to debate these questions.

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  7. 15.06.2022 · ZEW (hsh/deg)
    Climate policy | Social Policy | Family policy | Social transfer | Energy Prices | ZEWPodcast
    New ZEW podcast format on climate income.

    German Labour Minister Hubertus Heil’s plan to introduce a social climate income is currently being hotly debated. Against the background of rising energy prices, the new policy instrument is intended to relieve people with low or medium incomes. The climate income was already agreed by the coalition parties last year in order to make the transformation to climate neutrality socially compatible.

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  8. 09.06.2022 · ZEW (zas/sel/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Economic policy | Appointment | Armenia
    Portrait picture of ZEW economist Zareh Asatryan

    Dr. Zareh Asatryan, deputy head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, has been appointed to the Economic Policy Council to the Prime Minister of Armenia. The independent council was established in May 2022.

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  9. 07.06.2022 · ZEW (jki/deg)
    Podcast-Cover of Jan Kinne.

    ZEW researcher Jan Kinne started Istari.ai together with David Lenz while doing his doctorate. In the 21st episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, the economist looks back on the time when the company was founded and explains what added value his company Istari.ai offers for science, politics and companies.

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  10. 03.06.2022 · ZEW (mne)
    Big event | Health | Health economics | Health care | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy
     Photo of the panel discussion at BW Bank.

    As digitalisation has reached the health sector, medical innovations will be driven more and more by the use of data. Analysing and connecting patient data is playing an increasingly important role in the early detection of epidemics and for developing patient-specific treatment plans. The use of patient data presents opportunities as well as challenges for patients, the public health sector and Germany as a business hub. This raises the question of why Germany is not up to speed on the use of health data. How can the full potential of health data be used and competitiveness be increased? ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science Theresia Bauer, and health expert and chairman of the board of AOK Baden-Württemberg Johannes Bauernfeind discussed these questions in a panel debate at BW Bank Stuttgart on 1 June 2022. ZEW Mannheim organised the panel discussion together with the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg. Anne Guhlich and Joachim Dorfs, editors-in-chief of the Stuttgarter Zeitung, moderated the event.

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