Jarkko Harju, PhD, was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” from 15 to 17 October 2019. He is a research professor at the VATT Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki, Finland. His research focuses on public and labour economics. In his current work he studies firm responses to changes in value added and payroll taxes.
ECJ Advocate General Juliane Kokott Addresses New Challenges for Europe’s Judiciary
17.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
| European Integration and EU Policy
| Rule of law
| Human rights
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) strives to safeguard the rule of law within the European Union, all while harmonising its own jurisdiction with that of the EU Member States – a complex task that is not without obstacles, as Professor Juliane Kokott, Advocate General at the ECJ, described during the lecture series First-Hand Information on Economic policy, which took place at ZEW Mannheim on Thursday, 17 October 2019.
| Minority Interest
| Competition law
Anna Tzanaki, PhD, was a visiting researcher in the ZEW Junior Research Group “Competition and Innovation” in ZEW’s Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” from 7 to 11 October 2019. She is a senior lecturer and a Marie Curie Fellow at Lund University’s Faculty of Law in Sweden. Furthermore, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute based in Florence, Italy, during the academic year 2018–2019.
European Evening at ZEW Casts Glance at the Future of the EU
11.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr/ybr)
European Integration and EU Policy
| European identity
| EU Commission
| Public Finance
The European Union is facing major upheavals: the political agenda is defined by topics like climate protection, digitalisation and migration. At the same time, EU-sceptic parties are on the rise, and the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union threatens to massively impact the economy. In this context, where is Europe headed in the future, and which topics should the new European Commission prioritise along the way? These were the key questions discussed from a variety of angles at the first European Evening of the First-Hand Information on Economic Policy event series, which took place at ZEW Mannheim on Wednesday, 9 October 2019.
ZEW Mannheim, the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation jointly organised this year’s Beijing Humboldt Forum in the Chinese capital on 21–23 September 2019. As part of the event, ZEW hosted a session entitled “Climate Change Mitigation, Air Pollution Control and the Mobility Sector“. During the session, ZEW researchers engaged in a discussion with international guests regarding the role of environmental, energy, and innovation policies in the development of an emissions-reduced transport sector in the EU and China.
ZEW Presents Current Research at Economic Conference
26.09.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
The policy package recently adopted by the federal government’s Climate Cabinet has been criticised by many and has – not least for that reason – been subject of a number of in-depth analyses by economists. This was clearly reflected at this year’s conference of the Verein für Socialpolitk (VfS, German Economic Association) held at the University of Leipzig from 23 to 25 September. ZEW’s contribution to the conference included a total of 16 presentations by ZEW researchers, a panel discussion moderated by ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, and a ZEW information stand.
The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) – a joint initiative of the ZEW and the University of Mannheim – is hosting the MaCCI Law and Economics Conference on 14 and 15 November 2019 at ZEW in Mannheim. This year’s topics include the law and economics of procedures for the protection of intellectual property. The aim of the conference is to promote exchange between international academics and representatives of public authorities as well as legal and economic advisors.
| Corporate taxation
| Tax avoidance
| EU tax law
The Leibniz ScienceCampus “MannheimTaxation”, a joint initiative by ZEW and the University of Mannheim, examines how a sustainable tax system must be designed in order to meet new economic and social challenges. In September 2019, the sixth annual MannheimTaxation conference took place in Mannheim, where almost 80 participants from all over the world discussed current work in the field of tax research.
| Labour force integration
| Labour Market
How can asylum seekers be successfully integrated into the Rhine-Neckar region? This question was investigated within the framework of the interdisciplinary project “Real-World Laboratory: Asylum Seekers in the Rhine-Neckar Region”, for which ZEW was a project partner.