1. 12.10.2011 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    Chen Qian from the Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), in Beijing is visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management" from October 2011 until September 2012. During her stay at ZEW, she will write her PhD thesis on "A lead market approach towards the diffusion of clean coal technologies in China". Chen Qian is receiving a grant by the Chinese Government Scholarship for Postgraduate Program, which is sponsored by the China Scholarship Council.

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  2. 12.10.2011 · ZEW ()
    Opinion

    Economists are currently being taken to task for the inaccuracy of their forecasts. Some of their most critical voices have come from the natural sciences, where the commentary has been mocking and at times malicious, especially when it comes to assessing research activities in the field of economics. Yet it’s easy to turn the tables: erroneous predictions in the natural sciences are legion and their consequences are, in all likelihood, much more costly than those caused by the misjudgements of economists.

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  3. 27.09.2011 (ybr)
    Personnel

    The Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, decided to extend Dr. Holger Bonin’s contract as head of the research department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy" until September 30, 2016.

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  4. 21.09.2011 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    Dr. Ebru Voyvoda, Assistant Professor from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Economics, in Ankara will be visiting researcher in the ZEW research department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” from September 2011 until August 2012. During her stay at ZEW, she will work on the development of CGE models for energy policy analyses. Ebru Voyvoda is on a sabbatical year from METU and receives a grant by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for her research stay at ZEW.

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  5. 15.09.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
    Dates and News
    ICT | Advertising

    At the end of June the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) hosted its ninth conference on "The Economics of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)", which was attended by 50 scientists from both Europe and North America. The two day conference was organised by ZEW’s ICT research group with financial support from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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  6. 08.09.2011 ()
    Opinion
    ECB

    It‘s not long since the European Central Bank (ECB) enjoyed great respectability on account of its credible independence and stability-orientated monetary politics. Now, however, the ECB is in choppy waters because precisely this independence of (financial) politics could be lost. What is more, its rejection of Greek government bond refinancing is as disconcerting as its disproportionately heavy reliance on the verdicts of rating agencies.

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  7. 01.09.2011 (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Visiting Researcher

    From 19 to 30 September 2011, Cornelia Lawson, PhD, is visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Industrial Economics and International Management". Cornelia Lawson is post-doctoral fellow at the Bureau of Research on Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio Carlo Alberto, and at the Laboratory for the Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Fondazione Rosselli at the University of Turino (Italy). Her research areas cover the economics of higher education, university-industry collaboration and socio-economics networks. During her research stay at ZEW, she is dealing with the effects of different research funding programmes and industrial research funding on the publishing and patenting behaviour of university professors.

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  8. 29.08.2011 (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Professional Training | Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes

    The new ZEW Seminar Programme has recently been published. From September 2011 until June 2012, ZEW offers numerous expert seminars on current issues and questions again. Being jointly organised and held by ZEW researchers and experienced practitioners is a distinguishing feature of the ZEW expert seminars. This ensures the combination of current research findings with experience from professional practice.

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  9. 25.08.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Public Debt | United States

    The United States has raised its legal debt limit by $2.1 trillion. Additionally, the country plans to save $2.4 trillion over the next ten years. Dr. Marcus Kappler, deputy head of the Growth and Business Cycles research group at ZEW, calls for a turn in US fiscal policy. Having studied economics at the University of Tuebingen, the University of Maryland, USA, and the Free University of Berlin, Marcus Kappler received his Ph. D. ("Dr. rer. pol.") from the University of Frankfurt in 2007. Since January 2002, he has been working at ZEW and currently holds the position of deputy head of the Growth and Business Cycles research group. His research focuses on the accuracy of economic forecasts, structural unemployment and influencing factors on production capacity.

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  10. 28.07.2011 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    From July 17 to 27, 2011, Brant Morefield was visiting researcher in the ZEW research department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy". Brant is a Senior Analyst/PhD Economist for Abt Associates Inc., Domestic Health Division and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research has investigated the evolution of health and human capital over time. Currently, he is researching nursing home qualities in the US. During his research stay at ZEW, Brant was studying the effects of parental health shocks on children's non-cognitive skill development.

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