1. 04.11.2010 (ybr)
    Conferences

    On 23 and 24 September 2010, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the European Business School hosted the “Third Conference on Financial Integration and Stability: Systemic Risk and Incentives”. The conference was sponsored by the Stiftung für Geld und Währung. About 31 researchers from Germany and abroad attended the event.

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  2. 25.10.2010 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    On 27 September 2010 the first round of project allocation concluded with a total of 23 project proposals from ZEW researchers in cooperation with renowned international researchers having been submitted for consideration. The proposals were subject to an external evaluation conducted by the Scientific Board of the SEEK Research Programme.

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  3. 20.10.2010 (ybr)
    Personnel

    From 1 September 2010 to 1 June 2011, Dr. Virginia Hernanz is a visiting researcher at the ZEW Research Department Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy. Hernanz is Associate Professor at the University of Alcalá (Madrid). Her research focuses on the formation and evaluation of labour market policy measures. During her research stay at ZEW, Hernanz will analyse the transition to and from unemployment in a comparison between Spain and Germany.

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  4. 19.10.2010 (ybr)
    Symposia

    In cooperation with the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), ZEW hosted a symposium on “Autonomy and Flexibility in Scientific Administration – Best Practice” on 18 October 2010. The event was attended by over 85 business executives and company directors, experts and decision-makers from universities, research institutions and university hospitals as well as representatives from funding bodies, who discussed a number of issues, such as what adjustments research institutions in Germany can make in order to continue to compete in the international arena.

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  5. 15.10.2010 ()
    Opinion

    It’s just a typical Monday morning in the year 2015. In universities across the land economists are sitting with anticipation at their computers, counting the minutes until 10:00 a.m., when the latest weekly rankings will be available at the Financial Times. As usual, the server is overloaded and initially breaks down under the storm of requests. But after several minutes of excruciating delay, the hit parade is finally online. For each researcher and faculty, an exhaustive list of peer-reviewed publications and citations can be viewed, precisely subdivided into A, B and – horribile dictum – C journals, along with a competitive ranking, updated for the week.

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  6. 15.10.2010 (ybr)
    Personnel

    Sebastian Peyer is a Visiting Researcher at the ZEW Research Department "Industrial Economics and International Management" from 18 to 22 October. He is currently conducting research on private enforcement of competition law at the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK). While visiting ZEW, Sebastian Peyer is concerned with the empirical analysis of data sets on private enforcement of competition law in Germany.

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  7. 12.10.2010 (ybr)
    Personnel

    From October 5th, 2010, to January 3rd, 2011, Weiqi Tang and Xu Dong from the "Center for Energy, Economy and Strategy Study" (CEESS) of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, will join the "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management" Research Department as visiting researchers. Their Research Visit is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the national programme "Funding of Scientific and Technological Cooperation with China". They are visiting ZEW in order to establish a co-operation between the institutes.

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  8. 04.10.2010 (ybr)
    Personnel

    From September, 1st, 2010 to August, 31rd, 2011, Chu Wei is working as International Climate Protection Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics" His host is PD Dr. Andreas Löschel. Chu Wei is an Assistant Professor at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China. During his stay at ZEW, he will examine the impact of energy efficiency on CO2 emission, and evaluate China’s energy and climate policy.

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  9. 24.09.2010 (ybr)
    Personnel

    Riccardo Cappelli was a visiting researcher in ZEW's Research Department “Industrial Economics and International Management” from 1 October to 15 December 2010. At the time, Cappelli was working on his doctorate at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy) where his supervisor was Professor Fabio Montobbio. His primary research focus is in the area of empirical research into innovation and patents. During his research visit, Cappelli looked closely at the persistence of obstacles to innovation and the effects of innovation processes in firms as part of a joint research project.

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  10. 20.09.2010 (ybr)
    Public Events

    Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble gave a speech on fiscal and financial market policy after the crisis at ZEW on 20 September 2010. Within the lecture series "Wirtschafspolitik aus erster Hand" which provides first-hand information on current economic policy, ZEW president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz welcomed around 400 guests to this event.

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