1. 20.04.2012 (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Visiting Researcher

    From May 7-11, 2012, Dr. Sebastian Peyer will be visiting researcher at the ZEW Research Group Competition and Regulation. He is Post Doctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK) and conducts research in the area of competition law. During his stay at ZEW he will concentrate particularly on the private enforcement of competition law.

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  2. 20.04.2012 (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Visiting Researcher | Research and Development

    From May 2 to June 29, 2012, Frank T. Rothaermel, PhD, Professor at Georgia Tech Business School, will be visiting researcher at the ZEW Research Department "Industrial Economics and International Management". During his stay he will deal with the internal organization of research teams in industrial R&D departments, focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

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  3. 20.04.2012 (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Visiting Researcher

    From April 16 to April 30, 2012, Prof. Dr. Dirk Rübbelke from Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and the Basque Foundation for Science (IKERBASQUE) is visiting researcher at the ZEW Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management". His main research fields are environmental economics, the theory of Public Goods as well as international climate and energy policy. Prof. Dr. Rübbelke and Prof. Dr. Löschel jointly organise the ZEW conference "New Directions in the Voluntary Provision of International Public Goods". The presented papers will be published in a special issue of Economica, which will be conceptualised during his stay.

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  4. 17.04.2012 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Public Debt

    The EU's heads of state have agreed on a fiscal stability treaty for Europe. One aim of the treaty is to stem the excessive public debt levels in many eurozone countries. We spoke with Friedrich Heinemann, the head of the Research Department of "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" at ZEW, about the extent to which the treaty will encourage sound fiscal policy.

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  5. 12.04.2012 · ZEW ()
    Opinion
    Data protection

    The term of "social" is provided for most people with a sense of well-being or at least with positive connotations. So many institutions use this adjective in various contexts starting with social market economy to social partners. When it comes to "social" networks such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, however, the connotations have not been universally positive in past months, even for many formerly ardent supporters. The ends pursued by these networks are often not "social", but rather commercial, and profit-oriented as marketer of user data. Indeed, it is almost shocking to observe the naiveté with which not just younger users have contended that the operators of such networks have altruistic motives. Perhaps such notions would be halfway acceptable if it weren’t for recent developments.

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  6. 27.03.2012 (ybr)
    Research
    Tax | Corporate taxation

    Regarding the effective tax burden of companies, Germany ranks 21st among the 27 EU countries. Only six EU member states raise higher corporate taxes than Germany. Even though fiscal reforms were passed in 2008, there is still a need for reforms in the German tax system. These are the findings of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with the University of Mannheim on behalf of the Foundation for Family Businesses.

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  7. 23.03.2012 (ybr)
    SEEK

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven) are pleased to announce the joint workshop "The Economics of Public Support to the European Car Industry", scheduled for May 3, 2012, in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop takes place within the framework of the international research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK), which is funded by the State of Baden-Württemberg over five years and carried out by ZEW. We will present preliminary results of the ongoing SEEK project "Fostering Competitiveness of the European Car Industry", which investigates the effects of public support of the European car industry on competition. Furthermore, the workshop brings together various stakeholders of the European car industry, representatives of EU institutions and national administrations, industry, and academia to discuss the issue of public support to the European car industry. We invite interested participants to register by sending an e-mail to seekcarworkshop@zew.de no later than April 20, 2012. Please note that only a limited number of participants will be able to attend.

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  8. 23.03.2012 (ybr)
    Public Events

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the University of Mannheim jointly organise the Mannheim Corporate Tax Day (Mannheimer Unternehmenssteuertag) for the sixth time already. On June, 21, 2012, renowned experts from the worlds of academia, business and government will present the latest developments in the field of national and international corporate taxation. This year, the event will focus on tax structuring of internationally active companies, which especially depends on current legal developments in Germany as well as on OECD and EU levels.

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  9. 19.03.2012 (ybr)
    Research

    Within the framework of a research project, a scientific study has been conducted at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, in December 2011. The aim of the study was the inquiry of the real willingness to prevent CO2. For this purpose 157 citizens from Mannheim have been invited to ZEW. After explaining the EU's emission trading scheme, they have been offered to buy CO2 certificates under different conditions. As an incentive to participate at the study, the participants have been paid up to 40 euros each. In total, 55 tons of CO2 have been bought.

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  10. 19.03.2012 (ybr)
    Research

    In a research project, ZEW has conducted a study in order to analyse the real willingness to spend money to prevent carbon dioxide (CO2). ZEW invited 202 people from Mannheim. After the EU emissions trading was explained, the invited people had the opportunity to purchase CO2 certificates. As incentive for participating in the study, a compensation of Euro 40 was paid to each survey participant. In total, 52.2 tons of CO2 were purchased.

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