1. 29.09.2021 · ZEW (mfk/lra/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Management game | Climate
    Image of the simulation game of ZEW Mannheim and the foundation “Klimastiftung für Bürger”.

    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.

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  2. 27.09.2021 · ZEW (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Coronavirus | European Union
    Logo of EconPol, European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research.

    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.

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  3. 24.09.2021 · ZEW (tko/fhh/ybr)
    In Memoriam
    ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice
     Logo of ZEW – Förderkreis Wissenschaft und Praxis.

    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.

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  4. 23.09.2021 · ZEW (fbr/ybr)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Real estate | Real estate financing | Coronavirus | Retail Trade | Office | Hotel industry
     The German Real Estate Financing Index is only slightly negative at minus 3.3 points.

    The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) by ZEW Mannheim and JLL continues its upward trend. In the third quarter of 2021, it increases for the fifth time in a row and stands at 5.6 points (up 8.9 points compared to the previous quarter). This is the first time since the fourth quarter of 2017 that the index has moved above the zero mark.

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  5. 20.09.2021 · ZEW (pbo/lra/ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    China | Innovation policy | Germany | Research and Development | Productivity | GDP | Import
    Picture of Dr. Philipp Böing

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow sown global markets, China’s economy is booming like the crisis never happened. More importantly, China is making massive investments in innovation in a bid to become the global leader in technology.

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  6. 17.09.2021 · ZEW (ybr)
    Professorship | Economics of Taxation | Corporate taxation
    Image of  Dr. Maximilian Todtenhaupt.

    ZEW Junior Research Associate Dr. Maximilian Todtenhaupt has accepted a W3 professorship in economics with a focus on public finance at Leibniz University Hannover, where he will start on 1 September 2022. Until 2018, he was a researcher in the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Department at ZEW Mannheim and obtained his PhD from the University of Mannheim.

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  7. 16.09.2021 · ZEW (lra/ybr)
    Public Events
    ZEWBookTalk | Innovation | Promoting innovation | Capitalism
    Picture of ZEW President Achim Wambach and Philippe Aghion

    How is creative destruction connected to innovation? Can competition policy stimulate industrial dynamics? How to solve Europe’s ‘unicorn problem’? On 14 September 2021, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Professor Philippe Aghion, Collège de France INSEAD and London School of Economics, have discussed these questions. The French economist also presented his book “The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations” at the seventh #ZEWBookTalk.

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  8. 14.09.2021 · ZEW (dhr/ksd/ybr)
    Dates and News
    YES! - Young Economic Summit

    The school team of the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium from Frankenthal has secured its place in the national final of the school competition YES! – Young Economic Summit in September 2021. The team convinced the organisers with their idea and received the wildcard for the best scientific approach. Katia Gallegos Torres and Paul Berbée from the ZEW Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” are mentoring and supporting the school team in the competition.

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  9. 14.09.2021 · ZEW (jbe/nha/gli/sel)
    Productivity | Enterprise | Start-up dynamism | Germany
     Seven young people stand gathered around a table in conversation.

    For years, a decline in productivity growth and a slowdown in industrial dynamics have been clearly visible in almost all sectors in Germany. Policymakers fear that this will have long-term effects on economic growth and employment. What is needed are significantly stronger business and productivity dynamics. But how can this be achieved? Especially companies in the low-tech sector are important drivers of productivity growth. So far, however, they have not been given enough attention by policymakers, as a recent study by ZEW Mannheim on behalf of the Bertelsmann Stiftung shows.

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  10. 10.09.2021 · ZEW (awh/mot)
    Statement | Market design | Electricity market | price of electricity
    Picture of ZEW President Achim Wambach

    The rapid expansion of renewables has created new challenges for security of supply. Long-term forward contracts could help to address them.

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