1. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (hsh/ggr)
    Personnel
    University of Strasbourg | International scientific cooperation
    Portrait of ZEW Economist Dr. Holger Stichnoth

    The University of Strasbourg has appointed Dr. Holger Stichnoth, deputy head of the Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” at ZEW Mannheim, as honorary professor (professeur conventionné) as of 1 September 2021. In addition to his activities in the context of university teaching, his tasks include scientific cooperation in research projects of the university’s Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA).

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  2. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (sse/chs/deg)
    Research
    Women?s wages | Parental benefits (Elterngeld) | ZEWPodcast | Labour Market
    Picture of ZEW economist Professor Susanne Steffes

    Family-related leave, part-time work, lower-paid professions – there are many reasons why the gender wage gap exists. In the eleventh episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, Junior Professor Susanne Steffes, deputy head of the Research Department “Market Design” at ZEW Mannheim, explains the circumstances that lead to the gender wage gap and discusses ways to improve career opportunities for women.

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  3. 14.07.2021 · ZEW (bpe/ybr)
    Awards
    Award | Professorship | Innovation | Award
    Portrait of Professor Bettina Peters

    Professor Bettina Peters, deputy head of the ZEW Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics”, was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Award for Distinguished Lecturers at Pforzheim University on 23 June 2021. The professor of innovation from the University of Luxembourg received the award, which is presented annually, for her teaching commitment at Pforzheim University’s Faculty of Business and Law.

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  4. 08.07.2021 · ZEW (fhe/ggr)
    Public Events
    GDP | Public Debt | Coronavirus | ZEWBookTalk
    Heinemann and Schuknecht

    Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, welcomed Ludger Schuknecht to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk on 6 July 2021. He discussed with him his current book “Public Spending and the Role of the State – History, Performance, Risk and Remedies”. Schuknecht, who is currently a visiting professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, previously held the positions of Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD and Chief Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. For the #ZEWBookTalk, he was connected from Singapore.

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  5. 07.07.2021 · ZEW (ggr)
    Events
    Enterprise | Innovationeconomy | Database
    Symbol image with several people using different devices.

    “Taxation, Venture Financing and State Aid: Using Orbis & Zepyhr Data in Economic Analysis” was the title of an online seminar organised by ZEW Mannheim and Bureau van Dijk (BvD) on 1 July 2021. The seminar focused on the scientific use of BvD’s Orbis and Zephyr databases. By presenting three research projects, scientists from several European research institutions illustrated the many possibilities of using the two databases.

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  6. 02.07.2021 · ZEW (jvi/rha)
    Awards
    ZEW Annual Report | Award | Knowledge transfer
    ZEW Annual Report 2018 dedicated to the topic of “Digitalisation” wins award

    The ZEW Annual Report 2018, which is dedicated to the topic of “Digitalisation”, was honoured in the category “Best of Decade” (2010 to 2020) at the International Creative Media Awards. Along with 28 other reports, it is one of the best works from the first decade of the ICMA Awards in the Annual Reports (online and print) category and is the only report from a research institute to appear in this list.

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  7. 29.06.2021 · ZEW (vro/mlr/ybr)
    Conferences
    Digital Economy | Information and communication | Digitisation
    19th Conference of the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy”.

    On 10 and 11 June 2021, the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy” organised the 19th Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies, which covered a broad range of topics in the field of digitalisation. This year, as in 2020, it took place virtually again due to the pandemic. The event has been one of the most important scientific conferences in the field of digital economy for years. This was once again demonstrated by the more than 100 papers submitted and around 300 participants who registered for this year’s edition.

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  8. 29.06.2021 · ZEW (ggr)
    Dates and News
    Innovationeconomy | Enterprise | Database
    Online seminar by ZEW and BvD

    On 1 July 2021, ZEW Mannheim and Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing GmbH will organise a free online seminar in English from 11 am to noon.

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  9. 24.06.2021 · ZEW (sel)
    Events
    Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement | Germany | Regional Policy | European regional policy | ZEWlive
    The digital format of the recent #ZEWlive on Regional Politics.

    Jobs, fast internet, good public transport connections – many things are unequally distributed across regions in Germany and Europe. But how can we create equal living conditions and how much equality do we need? These and other questions were discussed on 23 June 2021 by Constanze Krehl, Member of the European Parliament from Saxony, and ZEW expert Professor Sebastian Siegloch, head of the ZEW Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution”, in the digital event series #ZEWlive. The debate was moderated by journalist Jessica Sturmberg.

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  10. 24.06.2021 · ZEW (fbr/jgl)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Real estate | Real estate financing | Coronavirus | Retail Trade | Office | Hotel industry
    The German Real Estate Finance Index shows only slightly negative results in the second quarter of 2021 at minus 3.3 points.

    The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) by ZEW Mannheim and JLL increased for the fourth time in a row and is only slightly negative in the second quarter of 2021 at minus 3.3 points (plus 10.7 points compared to the previous quarter). The current market situation as well as the market expectations for the next six months have again improved significantly. The expectations indicator jumped into positive territory with a plus of 13.9 points, reaching its highest level since the end of 2015.

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