1. 30.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Vocational training | University education

    Each additional year of school, vocational training, or university education pays off, leading on average to hourly earnings six per cent higher in one's later professional life. PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer, an educational economist at ZEW, talks about various aspects of this finding.

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  2. 29.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Research

    Today, the Centre for European Economic Research, Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI), Forschungszentrum Familienbewusste Personalpolitik (Munster) as well as the universities of Cologne and Duisburg-Essen published the first of two studies planned for the "fertility" module of the overall evaluation (sub-study a). The sub-study is titled "Geburten und Kinderwünsche in Deutschland – Bestandsaufnahme, Einflussfaktoren und Datenquellen" (Birth Rates and the Desire to Have Children in Germany – Survey, Determinants, and Data Sources). Researchers of the institutes involved currently examine the impact of monetary family-related benefits and measures on the fertility behaviour in Germany, and analyse which factors influence the decision to have (more) children.

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  3. 26.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Conferences
    Innovation | Patent

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) are hosting the fifth conference on the economics of innovation and patenting in Mannheim on June 3-4, 2013. The results of some 50 recent research contributions in the area of innovation and research policy will be presented and discussed at the conference. The conference will address a broad selection of topics ranging from financing of innovation and the efficiency of patent systems to industry-science technology transfer activities.

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  4. 24.04.2013 · ZEW/SEEK (ybr)
    SEEK
    Skills shortage | SEEK

    High unemployment figures in Southern Europe, demographic change and skilled worker shortage in Germany: Which solutions can be provided by science, politics, and industry to achieve the goals of the EU growth strategy "Europe 2020", integrative growth for more and better jobs in Europe? These questions have been discussed on April 25 and 26, 2013 at the third conference of the research programme SEEK (Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies) at ZEW. Some 150 participants from politics, industry, science, and public institutions are expected to attend the event.

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  5. 23.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Personnel
    Visiting Researcher | Public Good

    On April 18 and 19, 2013, Professor Dr. Dirk Rübbelke from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and the Basque Foundation for Science (IKERBASQUE) was 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. During his visit he worked together with ZEW researchers on the effects of non-governmental norm enforcement on the voluntary provision of public goods. A joint experiment was developed to examine the results further.

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  6. 23.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Public Events
    Transnational Corporations

    The University of Mannheim and ZEW are organising the seventh Mannheim Corporate Tax Day this year. On June 20, 2013, renowned speakers from the areas of science, business, and administration will shed light on current trends of national and international company taxation. This year’s focus will be on aspects of tax planning in international companies resulting from current legal developments in Germany as well as at OECD and EU levels. The combination of presentations and workshops will allow participants to examine the topic in depth. All presentations will be held in German.

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  7. 19.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Workshop
    Corporate taxation

    A workshop organised by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) shed light on the potential role of taxation and tax harmonization within the evolution process of a European fiscal union. The workshop with participants from business, European institutions, and academia took place at the Representation of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU in Brussels on April 18, 2013.

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  8. 09.04.2013 (ybr)
    Public Events

    In a lecture held on 8 April 2013 at ZEW, the German Federal Minister of Finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, argued that institutional frameworks are key for building a strong European Union. Schäuble appeared as part of the Mannheim Economics and Currency Dialogues, a lecture series supported by the Rhine-Neckar Mannheim Banking Federation that regularly addresses matters of economic import. ZEW’s President, Dr. Clemens Fuest, welcomed some 400 guests at the event.

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  9. 08.04.2013 (ybr)
    Public Events

    As part of the Mannheim Economics and Currency Dialogues with invited guests, Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble will hold a lecture, entitled "Unsere Institutionen sind der Schlüssel - Zum Aufbau einer starken Europäischen Union für das 21. Jahrhundert" (Our Institutions Are the Key to the Establishment of a Strong European Union for the 21st Century). The German presentation will be broadcasted as online livestream from 14:15 CET to approx. 15:30 CET.

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  10. 08.04.2013 · ZEW (ybr)
    Public Events

    Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble MdB spoke at ZEW on April 8, 2013 about the key role of the institutional framework for developing a strong European Union. Addressing an audience of about 400 guests, Schäuble highlighted Germany's role regarding stabilization and growth for Europe, especially in view of the European debt crisis. According to him, the comparably stable economic situation in Germany is mainly based on its well-performing institutional structures. Schäuble argued in favour of stronger European institutions and of necessary reforms. The goal is to restore and improve competitiveness in Europe, and many achievements have been accomplished since the beginning of the debt crisis, Schäuble said. According to him, embattled countries like Ireland, Spain, Greece, or Portugal are on the right track to achieving this goal.

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