1. 15.02.2010 ()
    Statement

    Today, Greece is mainly living off past glories of the classical era. The current economic conditions are disastrous and characterised by a combination of self-inflicted crises and actions, which have dire consequences for the other Members of the European Monetary Union (EMU).

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  2. 14.01.2010 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Globalization

    2009 was a year of crisis for the automotive industry, marked by auto manufacturers struggling for survival, governments putting together comprehensive rescue packages, the closure of loss-making companies and the introduction of the scrapping premium as a reaction to the dramatic drop in sales. Christian Rammer, deputy head of the ZEW Research Department “Industrial Economics and International Management” sheds some light on the strategies adopted by German car manufacturers in order to prepare themselves for the future.

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  3. 15.12.2009 ()
    Statement

    In its most recent annual report, the German Council of Economic Experts has analysed whether the coalition agreement of CDU, CSU and FDP takes into account the diverse economic and political challenges that the German government will have to face in the coming years. After assessing the coalition agreement, the German Council of Economic Experts came to the conclusion although the agreement contains a number of positive aspects, economic policymakers have maybe not yet grasped the scale of these challenges. What are these challenges and why did the Council come to this conclusion?

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  4. 10.11.2009 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim pays tribute to the Fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. Until 22 Dezember 2009, the ZEW exhibits wall photographs by artist Piet Joehnk, who is living in Dresden. The vernissage with the artist and 170 invited guests on 9 November 2009, the anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, is the highlight of the exhibition. Joehnk captured the situation of the wall in West Berlin in 1986 in his photograph. Among many unknown graffiti, there are also pictures of paintings by the French artists Christophe-Emmanuel Bouchet and Thierry Noir.

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  5. 06.11.2009 (ybr)
    Conferences

    On 30 and 31 October 2009, ZEW hosted the first conference of the Leibniz network “Real Estate Markets and Capital Markets” (ReCapNet). Launched in early 2009, the international research network aims to investigate the consequences of the growing significance of capital market financing on the real estate markets.

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  6. 21.09.2009 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Labour Market

    The demands placed on teachers, schools and universities have never been higher; children are supposed to be prepared for the challenges of a global labour market within an extremely short period of time. What is often overlooked here, explains education economist Friedhelm Pfeiffer, is that a child’s development is to a large extent shaped by their family surroundings. Born in 1958, PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer studied Economics at the Universities of Freiburg, Bern, and Mannheim. After completing his doctorate, he started working at ZEW, where he is acting head of the ZEW Research Department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy”. In 2002, he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim. His research interests include the effects of optimised investment in education on individual and overall economic returns as well as the causes and consequences of individuals acquiring both cognitive and non-cognitive skills over the course of their lifetime. Pfeiffer is responsible for coordinating projects within the research network “Non-cognitive skills: Acquisition and Economic Consequences”, a research partnership funded by the Pact for Innovation and Research and involving the Universities of Chicago and Konstanz as well as the Centre for the Economics of Education in London and the Socio-economic Panel in Berlin.

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  7. 19.08.2009 (ybr)
    Conferences

    On 7 and 8 July 2009, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) hosted a conference on the latest developments in the field of macroeconomics. The event, which was attended by around 60 researchers from Europe and North America, was jointly organised by ZEW and the University of Mannheim.

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  8. 04.03.2009 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    The members of the German Council of Economic Experts have elected Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, president of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, as their new chairman for a period of three years.

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  9. 02.03.2009 · ZEW (kbo)
    Public Events
    Communication science

    In February 2009, ZEW President Professor Wolfgang Franz had the pleasure of welcoming the CEO of the Deutsche Telekom AG Réne Obermann for a lecture on the topic “The Future of Telecommunication”. Around 180 invited guests attended the event held within the framework of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  10. 26.02.2009 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    On the 7th of January 2009 the president of the ZEW, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz turned 65. This was duly celebrated in the "Rittersaal" (chevalliers' hall) of the Mannheim Castle on the 5th of February. The following day, on the 6th of February, his former scholars and colleagues organised a research colloquium at the Centre for European Economic Research, as an acedemic honour for Wolfgang Franz.

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