ZEW Economists Dr. Michael Schröder and Frank Brückbauer in the #ZEWPodcast
20.10.2021 · ZEW (msc/fbr/deg/chs)
ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
| Financial Markets
| Financial market experts
| Financial market
| Business Cycle
How will the economy develop over the next six months? The ZEW Financial Market Survey has been exploring this question for 30 years by surveying the sentiment and forecasts of German financial market experts on a monthly basis. In the 13th episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, economists Dr. Michael Schröder and Frank Brückbauer look back on the past 30 years and provide insights into the creation and impact of the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment.
Is the lack of comprehensible sustainability criteria an obstacle to growth in the sustainable finance sector? In which way do policy measures aimed at a sustainable financial market interact with climate policy instruments? Can investors advance sustainable financial investments effectively by exercising their voting rights? Joined by around 80 online participants, four finance experts from academia and business debated the question of whether sustainable finance can ensure climate protection and addressed the most relevant current developments and topics in the field of sustainable finance. On 22 September 2021, the 90-minute panel discussion was organised by the Sustainable ZEW initiative.
| Environmental Economics
| University of Mannheim
Professor Kathrine von Graevenitz has taken up the professorship of economics with a focus on empirical environmental economics at the University of Mannheim on 1 October 2021. The appointment of the economist and deputy head of the ZEW Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” will further strengthen the intensive dialogue between ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim.
| Short-term forecast
| Labour Market
| Economic Growth
Economic experts expect the euro area economy to develop positively despite the sharp downturn in 2020. The German economy is forecast to grow only at an average rate in the medium term, but the German labour market is expected to perform well above average compared to the rest of the eurozone. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.
Scientific Qualification in Cooperation with the University of Mannheim
06.10.2021 · ZEW (mun/ybr)
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ZEW Summer Courses
| Doctoral studies
| University of Mannheim
This summer semester, ZEW Mannheim again offered students in the PhD track the opportunity to attend summer courses taught by internationally renowned professors. More than 80 young researchers from ZEW and the University of Mannheim participated in the seven courses, which dealt with cutting-edge topics such as data science, health economics or migration economics. The ZEW Summer Courses are part of the close cooperation in the economics PhD programme of ZEW and the University of Mannheim and are financially supported by the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Beijing Humboldt Forum
| Digital Economy
Digital platforms are an essential part of the digital economy. How do they work and which policy measures or interventions are useful and necessary from the point of view of consumers and the state? The online session hosted by ZEW Mannheim on the economics of digital platforms at the Beijing Humboldt Forum (BHF) on 25 September 2021 shed light on these questions from various perspectives.
Integration of Refugees with Innovative Concept “Come Together”
29.09.2021 · ZEW (ksd/ybr)
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YES! - Young Economic Summit
| Student competition
In an exciting final of Germany’s largest school competition YES! – Young Economic Summit, the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Frankenthal, mentored by ZEW researchers Katia Gallegos Torres and Paul Berbée of the Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources”, managed to secure the third place.
Research Department Is Committed to Education for Sustainable Development
29.09.2021 · ZEW (mfk/lra/ybr)
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For two years, ZEW Mannheim and the foundation “Klimastiftung für Bürger” have been developing a way to enter into dialogue with young people: the simulation game “Climate Cabinet”. The game vividly simulates how Germany can become climate-neutral, but also what challenges need to be overcome in the process. The simulation game has now been completed and can be booked daily at the Klima Arena in Sinsheim.
How resilient is Europe’s fiscal framework to other future crises after COVID-19? This question is at the heart of this year’s EconPol Europe’s annual conference to be held virtually on 13 and 14 October. EconPol Europe – The European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research – is a unique collaboration of 14 policy-oriented university and non-university research institutes, including ZEW. For the fifth time, the conference brings together expert network members from across Europe with politicians, policymakers, researchers, and journalists.
ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice
ZEW Mannheim mourns the death of Dr. Dr. Bettermann, who passed away on 19 September 2021 at the age of 74. The former spokesman for the company management and partner of Freudenberg & Co. had been a member of ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice since 2001. In 2005, he took over the chairmanship of the association until 2013.