1. 11.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr/ybr)
    European Integration
    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.

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  2. 09.10.2019 · ZEW (cfg/ybr)
    Conferences
    Mobility | Environmental Economics | Resource Economics
    [Translate to English:] ZEW Research Associate Professor Andreas Löschel speaks

    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.

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  3. 26.09.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
    Conferences
    Conference
    ZEW President Achim Wambach moderated the ARGE Panel at the VfS Annual Conference 2019

    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.

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  4. 26.09.2019 · ZEW (bga/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Trade secret

    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.

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  5. 20.09.2019 · ZEW (abo/hsh/ybr)
    Conferences
    MannheimTaxation | Corporate taxation | Tax avoidance | EU tax law
    Jake Thornock gave a lecture on tax avoidance for companies at ZEW

    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.

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  6. 19.09.2019 · ZEW (fpf/kbo)
    Questions & Answers
    Refugees | Labour force integration | Labour Market | ZEWnews
    Friedhelm Pfeiffer sheds light on the main findings on Labour Market Integration

    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.

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  7. 18.09.2019 · ZEW (awh/ybr)
    ZEW President
    Renewable resources
    Achim Wambach raised awareness for competition problems regarding the energy transation.

    The President of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim and Chair of the Monopolies Commission Professor Achim Wambach, together with other members of the expert panel, drew attention today in Berlin to competition problems associated with the energy transition. The problems mainly concern the construction of charging stations for electric vehicles in municipalities, tenders for wind energy, and price supervision in wholesale electricity. These points emerge from the current sector report for the energy markets in Germany, which the Monopolies Commission submitted to the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy.

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  8. 16.09.2019 · ZEW (mkn/dhr/ybr)
    Dates and News

    Which policy measures have proven effective in the fight against inner-city pollution? How should supply-side developments in electromobility be assessed, and how are consumers reacting to the various incentives to reduce emissions? These and other economic questions related to the emissions caused by the mobility sector will be addressed during the ZEW Session at this year’s Beijing Humboldt Forum (BHF), which will take place in the Chinese capital on 21–23 September 2019. Within the framework of the event, researchers from China, Germany and the US will present their research on this topic.

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  9. 13.09.2019 · ZEW (frl/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Summer Courses on Scientific Qualification at ZEW with high participation rate

    In July and August 2019, four summer courses on qualifications for young academics took place for the first time at ZEW. The ZEW Summer Courses are part of a close cooperation with the University of Mannheim within the framework of the PhD track of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) and were made possible thanks to the support of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Around 40 young researchers from ZEW and the University of Mannheim took part in the four courses on current economic issues.

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  10. 12.09.2019 · ZEW (cas/jgl)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Real estate market | Real estate financing
    Real Estate Financing Index remains negative in third quarter

    The German Real Estate Financing Index (DIFI) of ZEW and JLL hardly changed at all in the third quarter of 2019, remaining negative at minus 10.8 points (plus 0.3 points compared to the previous quarter). In particular, financing expectations are deteriorating significantly, no longer able to be offset by a slightly positive assessment of the financing situation. The main reason for this is the persistently poor assessment of the situation of stationary retail.

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