First-Hand Information on Economic Policy with President of the Federal Constitutional Court Professor Stephan Harbarth
27.10.2021 · ZEW (rha)
| [Translate to English:] Bundesverfassungsgericht
The decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of 24 March 2021 on the Federal Climate Change Act is already considered historic. The First Senate ruled that the legislation was insufficient, especially with regard to emission reductions from 2031. The complainants’ rights of freedom were violated to the extent that the emission levels permitted in the Federal Climate Change Act until 2030 jeopardised “practically every type of freedom protected by fundamental rights” of the complainants after that time. The Act was declared unconstitutional in parts and the younger generation was granted a right not to have to bear the consequences of climate change alone. The President of the Federal Constitutional Court, Professor Stephan Harbarth, spoke about the Court’s order and its far-reaching consequences as part of the event series First-Hand Information on Economic Policy at ZEW Mannheim on 26 October 2021.
Total E-Quality Title for Equal Opportunities with Additional Award for Diversity
26.10.2021 · ZEW (mmo/ybr)
| Equal Opportunities
ZEW Mannheim has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for the third time, this year with an additional award for diversity. The institute was honoured by the jury for its successful gender equality policy, its well-established structures for implementing gender equality and its ongoing commitment to promoting equal opportunities.
ZEW Economists Dr. Michael Schröder and Frank Brückbauer in the #ZEWPodcast
20.10.2021 · ZEW (msc/fbr/deg/chs)
ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
| Financial Markets
| Financial market experts
| Financial market
| Business Cycle
How will the economy develop over the next six months? The ZEW Financial Market Survey has been exploring this question for 30 years by surveying the sentiment and forecasts of German financial market experts on a monthly basis. In the 13th episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, economists Dr. Michael Schröder and Frank Brückbauer look back on the past 30 years and provide insights into the creation and impact of the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment.
| Public Finance
| Promoting innovation
ZEW Mannheim is pleased to announce that the annual ZEW Public Finance Conference will take place in Mannheim on 5 and 6 May 2022. This year’s edition focusses on the role of the state in promoting innovation with keynote lectures by John Van Reenen and Danielle Li (both MIT).
Is the lack of comprehensible sustainability criteria an obstacle to growth in the sustainable finance sector? In which way do policy measures aimed at a sustainable financial market interact with climate policy instruments? Can investors advance sustainable financial investments effectively by exercising their voting rights? Joined by around 80 online participants, four finance experts from academia and business debated the question of whether sustainable finance can ensure climate protection and addressed the most relevant current developments and topics in the field of sustainable finance. On 22 September 2021, the 90-minute panel discussion was organised by the Sustainable ZEW initiative.
| Environmental Economics
| University of Mannheim
Professor Kathrine von Graevenitz has taken up the professorship of economics with a focus on empirical environmental economics at the University of Mannheim on 1 October 2021. The appointment of the economist and deputy head of the ZEW Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” will further strengthen the intensive dialogue between ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim.
| Short-term forecast
| Labour Market
| Economic Growth
Economic experts expect the euro area economy to develop positively despite the sharp downturn in 2020. The German economy is forecast to grow only at an average rate in the medium term, but the German labour market is expected to perform well above average compared to the rest of the eurozone. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.
Scientific Qualification in Cooperation with the University of Mannheim
06.10.2021 · ZEW (mun/ybr)
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ZEW Summer Courses
| Doctoral studies
| University of Mannheim
This summer semester, ZEW Mannheim again offered students in the PhD track the opportunity to attend summer courses taught by internationally renowned professors. More than 80 young researchers from ZEW and the University of Mannheim participated in the seven courses, which dealt with cutting-edge topics such as data science, health economics or migration economics. The ZEW Summer Courses are part of the close cooperation in the economics PhD programme of ZEW and the University of Mannheim and are financially supported by the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Beijing Humboldt Forum
| Digital Economy
Digital platforms are an essential part of the digital economy. How do they work and which policy measures or interventions are useful and necessary from the point of view of consumers and the state? The online session hosted by ZEW Mannheim on the economics of digital platforms at the Beijing Humboldt Forum (BHF) on 25 September 2021 shed light on these questions from various perspectives.
Integration of Refugees with Innovative Concept “Come Together”
29.09.2021 · ZEW (ksd/ybr)
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YES! - Young Economic Summit
| Student competition
In an exciting final of Germany’s largest school competition YES! – Young Economic Summit, the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Frankenthal, mentored by ZEW researchers Katia Gallegos Torres and Paul Berbée of the Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources”, managed to secure the third place.