1. 15.06.2022 · ZEW (hsh/deg)
    Climate policy | Social Policy | Family policy | Social transfer | Energy Prices | ZEWPodcast

    German Labour Minister Hubertus Heil's plan to introduce a social climate income is currently being hotly debated. Against the background of rising energy prices, the new policy instrument is intended to relieve people with low or medium incomes. The climate income was already agreed by the coalition parties last year in order to make the transformation to climate neutrality socially compatible.

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  2. 09.06.2022 · ZEW (zas/sel/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Economic policy | Appointment | Armenia
    Portrait picture of ZEW economist Zareh Asatryan

    Dr. Zareh Asatryan, deputy head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at ZEW Mannheim, has been appointed to the Economic Policy Council to the Prime Minister of Armenia. The independent council was established in May 2022.

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  3. 07.06.2022 · ZEW (jki/deg)
    Podcast-Cover of Jan Kinne.

    ZEW researcher Jan Kinne started Istari.ai together with David Lenz while doing his doctorate. In the 21st episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, the economist looks back on the time when the company was founded and explains what added value his company Istari.ai offers for science, politics and companies.

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  4. 03.06.2022 · ZEW (mne)
    Big event | Health | Health economics | Health care | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy

    As digitalisation has reached the health sector, medical innovations will be driven more and more by the use of data. Analysing and connecting patient data is playing an increasingly important role in the early detection of epidemics and for developing patient-specific treatment plans. The use of patient data presents opportunities as well as challenges for patients, the public health sector and Germany as a business hub. This raises the question of why Germany is not up to speed on the use of health data. How can the full potential of health data be used and competitiveness be increased? ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science Theresia Bauer, and health expert and chairman of the board of AOK Baden-Württemberg Johannes Bauernfeind discussed these questions in a panel debate at BW Bank Stuttgart on 1 June 2022. ZEW Mannheim organised the panel discussion together with the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg. Anne Guhlich and Joachim Dorfs, editors-in-chief of the Stuttgarter Zeitung, moderated the event.

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  5. 24.05.2022 · ZEW (bch/rge/phg/ybr)
    Energy transition | Climate Change | Environment | CO2
    Picture of Professor Lucas Bretschger during his lecture at ZEW

    On 16 and 17 May 2022, around 80 energy and environmental economists from Germany and abroad participated in the tenth Mannheim Conference on Energy and the Environment at ZEW Mannheim. For two days, international researchers discussed various topics of energy, climate and environmental economics. This year, the conference focused on energy efficiency, electricity markets, behavioural economic instruments and CO2 pricing.

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  6. 20.05.2022 · ZEW (kko/ybr)
    Dates and News
    ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice | Investment policy | Energy efficiency
    Group picture of the ZEW Board of Sponsors.

    At its meeting on 18 May 2022, the board of the ZEW – Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice decided to fund two scientific projects at ZEW. The board met for the first time under the chairmanship of Dr. Ralph Rheinboldt and with additional members: With now nine company representatives on the board, the Sponsors’ Association continues to expand its regional outreach and diversity and is a reflection of the outstanding companies in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

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  7. 13.05.2022 · ZEW (ybr)
    Public Events
    Ukraine | Energy Policy | International Relations and Foreign Policy
    Screenshot of U.S. Consul General Norman Thatcher Scharpf (pictured left) and ZEW President Prof. Dr. Achim Wambach, PhD, at #ZEWlive on the economic impact of the Ukraine war.

    This year, 8 May, Victory in Europe Day, celebrating the end of the Second World War, was more symbolic than ever. The Russian invasion of Ukraine triggered a serious humanitarian crisis. The consequences of the war are being felt around the world. But what impact does the war in Ukraine have on the economy? This was discussed by U.S. Consul General Norman Thatcher Scharpf and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach on 10 May 2022 as part of the digital event series #ZEWlive. The event was moderated by journalist Jessica Sturmberg.

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  8. 12.05.2022 · ZEW (kki/ybr)
    Sustainability | Climate Change | Financial Markets | Demographic change
    Symbol image of paper figure standing on money.

    How do demographic change and climate change affect financial markets and their actors? In what ways do they influence financial decision-making, pensions, interest rates, and even the architecture and regulation of financial markets and institutions? To explore these questions, ZEW Mannheim organised a conference on “Ageing and Sustainable Finance” from 6 to 8 April 2022.

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  9. 05.05.2022 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Ukraine | Business Cycle | Inflation rate | Energy Prices | Public bond
    Table of the collected data of the business cycle tableau for Germany.

    After the economic experts had significantly adjusted their forecasts in the previous month, this month they only see the need to adjust their projections more strongly with regard to inflation. What is rather unusual is the wide range of forecasts. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  10. 02.05.2022 · ZEW (sel)
    First-Hand Information on Economic Policy | Digitisation | Innovation | Germany
     EFI Annual Report 2022 on digitalization.

    It is undisputed that Germany has some catching up to do in terms of digitalisation. Particularly in digital key technologies and the digital transformation of the health care system, the Federal Republic cannot keep up with other countries, criticise the members of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI) in their Annual Report 2022. On 28 April 2022, Professor Irene Bertschek, head of the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy” and member of the EFI Expert Commission, and Dr. Anna Christmann, Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, discussed the measures that the government coalition parties envisage with regard to digitalisation as part of the ZEW event series "First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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