1. 06.08.2021 · ZEW (awh)
    Opinion
    Statement | Coronavirus | Economic sciences | Market design | Crisis management
    [Translate to English:] Prof. Achim Wambach, Ph.D., im Standpunkt zur Coronakrise.

    While it would perhaps be hyperbolic to speak of a triumphal moment in economics, as Canadian economist Joshua Gans does, the success with which many governments have averted the negative economic impacts of the pandemic is cause for commendation, for it could have easily triggered a severe and long-lasting recession. Although the crisis has not yet been fully surmounted and there are numerous lessons to be absorbed, enough time has elapsed to draw some initial conclusions regarding the German crisis response.

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  2. 06.08.2021 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Business Cycle | Short-term forecast | Inflation | GDP
    Euro Area Economy Growing

    The forecasts of the economic experts for economic growth in the euro area were slightly increased; according to the forecasts, the German economy would perform significantly better than the average of the euro area during the coronavirus crisis. It will be intersting to see the further development of the inflation rate. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  3. 03.08.2021 · ZEW (awh/dos/deg)
    Comment
    Climate Change | Climate | Climatology | Climate change
    Sandbags hold back flood waters. Behind them, helpers wade through floodwaters in a city and push a blue boat

    The devastating flood disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 180 people and caused billions of euros in economic damage, has brought to light a considerable lack of insurance protection against natural hazards. How can we establish nationwide insurance coverage against floods in Germany?

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  4. 29.07.2021 · ZEW (deg)
    Public Events
    ZEWBookTalk | Big event | Taxes | History of taxation
    Screen capture of ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, PhD, and the authors Keen and Slemrod.

    Bizarre and weird, but fascinating. These are the words Michael Keen uses to describe the history of taxation, which he wrote down in cooperation with Professor Joel Slemrod in their book “Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages”. On 27 July, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach welcomed the two authors Keen, deputy director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Slemrod, professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk organised by ZEW Mannheim and MannheimTaxation. In addition, they addressed current developments.

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  5. 28.07.2021 · ZEW (bga/ybr)
    Workshop
    Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) | Innovation
     Screen capture of Dr. Nicola Searle during the lecture

    On 16 and 17 June 2021, the Mannheim Virtual IO Workshop on secrecy and disclosure in innovation was jointly hosted by ZEW Mannheim, the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), and the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) TR 224 “EPoS” at the universities of Bonn and Mannheim.

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  6. 20.07.2021 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Business Cycle | Short-term forecast | Germany | Inflation
    The forecasts for economic growth in Germany were increased.

    Economic experts assess the inflation risk as low and expect the current high rate of price increases to be only short-lived. The forecasts for economic growth in Germany were raised, while the estimates for the euro area remained virtually unchanged. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  7. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (hsh/ggr)
    Personnel
    University of Strasbourg | International scientific cooperation
    Portrait of ZEW Economist Dr. Holger Stichnoth

    The University of Strasbourg has appointed Dr. Holger Stichnoth, deputy head of the Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” at ZEW Mannheim, as honorary professor (professeur conventionné) as of 1 September 2021. In addition to his activities in the context of university teaching, his tasks include scientific cooperation in research projects of the university’s Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA).

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  8. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (sse/chs/deg)
    Research
    Women?s wages | Parental benefits (Elterngeld) | ZEWPodcast | Labour Market
    Picture of ZEW economist Professor Susanne Steffes

    Family-related leave, part-time work, lower-paid professions – there are many reasons why the gender wage gap exists. In the eleventh episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, Junior Professor Susanne Steffes, deputy head of the Research Department “Market Design” at ZEW Mannheim, explains the circumstances that lead to the gender wage gap and discusses ways to improve career opportunities for women.

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  9. 14.07.2021 · ZEW (bpe/ybr)
    Awards
    Award | Professorship | Innovation | Award
    Portrait of Professor Bettina Peters

    Professor Bettina Peters, deputy head of the ZEW Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics”, was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Award for Distinguished Lecturers at Pforzheim University on 23 June 2021. The professor of innovation from the University of Luxembourg received the award, which is presented annually, for her teaching commitment at Pforzheim University’s Faculty of Business and Law.

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  10. 08.07.2021 · ZEW (fhe/ggr)
    Public Events
    GDP | Public Debt | Coronavirus | ZEWBookTalk
    Heinemann and Schuknecht

    Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, welcomed Ludger Schuknecht to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk on 6 July 2021. He discussed with him his current book “Public Spending and the Role of the State – History, Performance, Risk and Remedies”. Schuknecht, who is currently a visiting professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, previously held the positions of Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD and Chief Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. For the #ZEWBookTalk, he was connected from Singapore.

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