1. 05.12.2019 · ZEW (chs)
    Awards
    ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice | Award | Economic policy advice | Scientific research methods

    For the second time, the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice has awarded two science prizes, honouring outstanding scientific performances and economic policy advising projects at ZEW Mannheim. The prizes each come with a €5,000 endowment and were handed over by Dr. Georg Müller, chairman of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association and CEO at MVV Energie.

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  2. 05.12.2019 · ZEW (cas/jgl)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Real estate financing | Residential real estate
    Real Estate Financing Index remains negative in fourth quarter

    The fourth quarter of 2019 saw the German Real Estate Financing Index (DIFI) of ZEW and JLL deteriorate again slightly by 4.4 points to minus 15.2 points, the reason being the clearly negative assessment of the financing situation in the past six months despite an improved assessment of financing expectations. Experts remain sceptical about economic developments and global uncertainties such as Brexit and various ongoing trade disputes.

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  3. 03.12.2019 · ZEW (sel)
    Awards
    Personalia | Award | ZEW Annual Report
    The ZEW Media Design Team was awarded the ICMA twice for the ZEW Annual Report

    At the tenth International Creative Media Award (ICMA), the ZEW Media Design team received two awards for the 2018 edition of the ZEW Annual Report regarding outstanding individual achievements in the category “Annual Reports of Nonprofit Organizations, Associations, and Institutions” and the subcategory “Infographics”. This year saw 427 submissions from 26 countries worldwide.

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  4. 25.11.2019 · ZEW (bkr/ybr)
    Events
    Innovation policy | Knowledge transfer
    Dr. Gero Stenke of the Stiftverband during the opening of the workshop organized with ZEW

    Strengthening the exchange of knowledge and technology between universities, public research institutes, and firms is a key policy priority in Germany. At the same time, indicators on the extent and content of transfer processes between the two sectors are largely missing. How to proceed on this challenge was at the centre of a conference that took place in Berlin on 11 October 2019. Jointly organised by ZEW Mannheim and Stifterverband and supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the event provided an opportunity for intensive exchange to its more than 130 participants. High-ranking representatives of companies, associations, research institutions, and from the world of politics delved into the details of technology and knowledge transfer.

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  5. 25.11.2019 · ZEW (kvg/fkr)
    Questions & Answers
    CO2 | Building | ZEWnews

    In Germany, the buildings sector ranks high in terms of its amount of both final energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to reduce its CO2 emissions from the current 117 million tonnes to 72 million tonnes by 2030, and to virtually zero by 2050.

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  6. 15.11.2019 · ZEW (dhr/ggr)
    Dates and News
    Pupils | Student competition
    The YES! winning team of the Heisenberg-Gymnasium supported by ZEW

    Is working worth it for those relying on long-term unemployment benefits? How can we financially prepare for the future despite low interest rates? Can we reliably spot fake news as such? How can we make daycare allocations more efficient? What role does the labour market play in integrating refugees? Good answers to these questions simply aren’t had without input from the younger generation, which is exactly what the YES! – Young Economic Summit is for.

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  7. 13.11.2019 · ZEW (fkr/awh)
    Opinion
    Productivity | Innovation | ZEWnews
    ZEW president Achim Wambach pleads for political measures against the technical recession.

    It was one of the longest booms in post-war history. Since 2009, Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP) has grown year after year. Per capita GDP today is 33 per cent higher than it was ten years ago. But now growth has stalled. Following a 0.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter decline in GDP in the second quarter, GDP is expected to shrink again in the third quarter. The German Federal Statistical Office, which publishes its quarterly figures on 14 November, may declare a “technical recession” – a decline in GDP over two consecutive quarters. Should the government take steps to stimulate the economy?

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  8. 13.11.2019 · ZEW (sfe/ybr)
    Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes
    Expert seminars | Knowledge transfer | ZEW Seminar Programm
    In 2020 ZEW offers wide range of advanced training courses

    In the first semester of 2020, ZEW Mannheim once again offers a wide range of advanced training courses on economic topics, scientific methods and soft skills. In addition to our expert seminars, which are open to the general public, ZEW’s advanced training team has also developed qualification courses specifically tailored to the particular needs of organisations, such as seminars, workshops, training programmes, coachings as well as long-term, international qualification courses.

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  9. 11.11.2019 · ZEW (jgl)
    Guests at ZEW
    Visiting Researcher | Economic History

    Loren Brandt, PhD, was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” from 4 to 8 November 2019. He is a professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research interests include economic development, economic history and the Chinese economy.

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  10. 08.11.2019 · ZEW (dhr/ggr)
    Dates and News
    Mannheim
    ZEW welcomes apprentices from the Berufsbildungszentrum Mannheim (BZE)

    On 7 November 2019, ZEW Mannheim welcomed 25 apprentices undertaking vocational training in the field of commerce at Berufsbildungszentrum Mannheim (BZE). During their visit, the group found out about the day-to-day business in an economic research institute, how ZEW differs from a university-based economics department, and which specific research questions are tackled by the ZEW team.

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