ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim jointly organise the annual conference of the Mannheim Institute of Financial Education (MIFE) and an early career workshop from 16 to 18 November 2022. The MIFE is dedicated to the comprehensive research of financial education issues. The objective of the annual MIFE conference on the first day is to discuss recent scientific contributions on financial literacy and financial education and implications for policy and practice, with a specific focus on current challenges. From 17–18 November, the interdisciplinary MIFE Workshop for Early Career Researchers takes place.
American Law and Economics Association Awards Prize for Market Design Research Paper
08.08.2022 · ZEW (fba/ybr)
| Economics of law
The American Law and Economics Review (ALER) has awarded ZEW economist Florian Baumann and his co-author Professor Tim Friehe from the University of Marburg the Best Theory Paper Prize 2022 for the article “Strict Liability and Negligence with Search for Precautionary Measures”. This was announced at the annual meeting of the American Law and Economics Association on 4 and 5 August at Columbia Law School (USA).
Economic Experts Lower Growth Forecast and Raise Inflation Outlook
04.08.2022 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
| Interest Rate
| Short-term forecast
Economic experts expect lower economic growth for the eurozone and Germany than was forecast a few weeks ago. At the same time, inflation forecasts have been raised, which are now far above the European Central Bank’s target value. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.
The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) by ZEW Mannheim and JLL slumped significantly in the second quarter of 2022. The index lost 51.7 points compared to the previous quarter and slipped to minus 44.5 points. In the first quarter of 2022, the DIFI had already recorded a decline for the first time in six quarters.
Winning Teams Present Topics on Climate Change and Sustainable Corporate Management
21.07.2022 · ZEW (ksd/ybr)
Dates and News
YES! - Young Economic Summit
| Student competition
From digitalisation in schools to shortage of skilled professionals: On 14 July 2022, seven school teams competed with their ideas and concepts at the South-West regional final at ZEW Mannheim to reach the final round of the YES! – Young Economic Summit school competition in Hamburg in September.
Real estate financing
| Real estate market
| Call for Papers
The 14th conference of the ReCapNet network will be hosted by ZEW Mannheim and organised by Steffen Sebastian (ZEW and IREBS, University of Regensburg) and Bertram Steininger (KTH Institute of Technology). The conference is planned to be held in person. Should this not be possible due to COVID-19-related restrictions, the conference will take place entirely or partly online.
Anniversary Edition of the ICT Conference Held On-Site in Mannheim Again
18.07.2022 · ZEW (jwl/ybr)
| Digital Economy
What impact will the Digital Markets Act (DMA) recently passed by the EU Parliament have? Where is the economics of privacy going? These and many other questions were discussed by about 80 digital economists at the “Economics of Information and Communication Technologies” Conference at ZEW Mannheim on 7 and 8 July 2022. The conference, organised by ZEW’s “Digital Economy” Department, has been one of the most important scientific conferences in the field of digital economics for years.
Ten prospective high school graduates of the BBS Wirtschaftsgymnasium in Ludwigshafen visited ZEW with their teacher Ute Pentke on 14 July 2022. In addition to an overview of the organisation and goals of an economic research institute, the students also gained specific insights into the day-to-day work at ZEW.
Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 2022
15.07.2022 · ZEW (mfk/cmy)
| Climate policy
| Energy transition
This year, the ZEW Research Department “Environmental and Climate Economics” again presented its latest findings in the field of environmental economics at the annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). In addition, there were also two ZEW presentations from the Research Department “Digital Economy” and the Research Group “Health Care Markets and Health Policy”. A total of nine ZEW researchers presented their results from 28 June to 1 July 2022 in Rimini, Italy.
The pandemic has struck sub-Saharan Africa with particular intensity. In 2020 – the first year of the pandemic – GDP per capita in the region fell an unprecedented 4.5 per cent. But while agriculture, industry and trade are slowly recovering, lost teaching days will exert an acute impact over the long term. A new ZEW study quantifies COVID-19’s impact on education in eight sub-Saharan countries.