1. 15.03.2012 · ZEW (ybr)
    Public Events
    Financial Markets

    On March 14, 2012, the Abbot Primate Dr. Notker Wolf, Abbot Primate of the Order of Saint Benedict and Chancellor of the Pontifical University of St. Anselmo in Rome, gave a lecture on financial markets and ethics at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. ZEW President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz was pleased to welcome almost 400 guests to the event, which took place within the framework of the Mannheim Economics and Currency Dialogues (Mannheimer Wirtschafts- und Währungsgespräche) at ZEW. The Mannheim Economics and Currency Dialogues, a series of lectures on banking and finance topics, are supported by the association of banks Rhein-Neckar Mannheim (Bankenvereinigung Rhein-Neckar Mannheim).

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  2. 12.03.2012 · ZEW (ybr)
    SEEK

    From March 5-10, 2012, Paul Beaudry and Franck Portier were visiting researchers at the ZEW Research Group "Growth and Business Cycles". Paul Beaudry is professor of economics and holds the Canada Research Chair in Macroeconomics at the University of British Columbia. Franck Portier is professor of economics at the Toulouse School of Economics at the University Toulouse I. During their stay, they were working on the joint SEEK research project "Anticipated Technology Shocks in the European Economies". Furthermore, they participated in the jointly organised SEEK/CEPR Workshop on the role of news, sentiment, and confidence in business cycle fluctuations.

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  3. 09.03.2012 · ZEW (ybr)
    SEEK
    Sustainable development | Environmental Economics | SEEK | Conference

    For the opening of the second conference of the research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK) on March 9 and 10, 2012, in Mannheim, ZEW President Wolfgang Franz was delighted to welcome approximately 200 international participants from the areas of science, politics, and the economy. The conference, which focuses on the key challenges of an eco-friendly economic growth, was opened by Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector of the State of Baden-Württemberg Franz Untersteller. Keynote speaker of the first conference day was Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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  4. 08.03.2012 (ybr)
    SEEK
    Livestreaming | SEEK | Conference

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the second conference of the research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK), funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg and implemented by ZEW. The conference will take place on 9-10 March, 2012, in Mannheim, Germany. The politico-economic forum on the first conference day will be aired as livestream. The stream will start on March 9th, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. CET.

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  5. 08.03.2012 (ybr)
    Workshop
    Economics of Science

    The inaugural meeting "The Economics of Science" takes place at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim on May 31 and June 1, 2012. The meeting (in German language) is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is jointly organised as a workshop with the Project Management Agency of DLR (PT-DLR). The goal of the inaugural meeting is to discuss recent topics of the economics of science and to get a picture of the projects funded by the BMBF within the research theme "The Economics of Science". Paula Stephan, PhD, professor at Georgia State University, Atlanta (USA), will hold the inaugural lecture. Up to 100 persons may participate. Participation is free of charge, subscription deadline is on May 25, 2012.

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  6. 05.03.2012 · ZEW ()
    Opinion

    As part of the fiscal agreement approved at the EU Summit at the end of January 2012, twenty-five EU nations will seek to pass legislation defining an upper limit on new debt creation. In this connection, the 'debt brakes' already in place in Germany and Switzerland have been serving as a guide for the writing of legislation in various member states. Yet how effective has Germany's deficit reduction legislation been? And does it contain loopholes? To address these questions, it is necessary to draw a distinction between Germany's federal government and states.

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  7. 05.03.2012 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Competition | ZEW | Regulation

    Founded in January 2012, a new research group at ZEW is devoted to studying questions related to competition and regulation. In this interview, the head of the research group, Professor Kai Hüschelrath, explains the group’s specific goals and mission.

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  8. 28.02.2012 (ybr)
    Workshop

    On November 22, 2011, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel organised a workshop on "Europe's Way to a Low-Carbon Economy" in the representation of the state of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels. Jos Delbeke, PhD, the European Commission's Director-General for Climate Action, Prof. Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director of Bruegel, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, President of ZEW and Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, Dr. Georg Zachmann, Researcher at Bruegel, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel, Head of the ZEW Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management”, were the speakers. Representatives of the EU Commission, of public institutions, of the industrial and the financial sector as well as researchers attended the workshop.

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  9. 22.02.2012 · ZEW ()
    Opinion
    European Economic and Monetary Union

    In the question of how to handle the eurozone crisis, the sole contribution offered by numerous experts is to condemn virtually all of the solutions currently being floated. No alternative solutions are suggested, apart from reiteration of the need for programmes of fiscal consolidation and adjustment in the embattled countries at Europe's periphery. Such fiscal measures are of course essential – this is beyond doubt. But if the markets remain unconvinced by such efforts, what then?

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  10. 22.02.2012 (ybr)
    Conferences

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim takes part in this year's Baden-Württemberg Sustainability Days. On April 20, 2012, the ZEW Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” organises the event "What is Sustainability from an Economic Point of View?" (in German) for pupils from year 10 upwards. Short presentations, discussions, and game theory experiments are intended to give pupils an understanding of approaches to sustainability in economics. Pupils will also have the opportunity to reflect on the climate protection dilemma via a computer simulation designed by ZEW. The event is for free, but registration is required due to the limited number of places.

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