1. 28.10.2019 · ZEW (tko/fkr)
    In Memoriam
    Supervisory board | Personalia | ZEW
    Former ZEW Supervisory Board member Egon Lorenz passed away at the age of 85

    Professor emeritus Egon Lorenz, former Supervisory Board member of ZEW Mannheim and legal scholar at the University of Mannheim, passed away on 16 October 2019 at the age of 85. The legal expert contributed his scientific expertise to the ZEW committee for 16 years.

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  2. 28.10.2019 · ZEW (bhe/fkr)
    Questions & Answers
    Questions & Answers | ZEWnews | China | Germany | Knowledge transfer | Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes | Cultural cooperation
    Interview with Barbara Hey about Chinese executives participating in ZEW programme

    For seven years now, Chinese executives have been attending ZEW’s month-long training programme ‘Fit for Partnership in Germany’. The programme, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), is overseen by Barbara Hey, deputy head of the ZEW Department “Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes”, together with her colleague Manuel Lauer.  

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  3. 28.10.2019 · ZEW (akd/jgl)
    Dates and News

    On 18 and 19 December 2019, ZEW Mannheim will be on site at the European Job Market (EJM) of the European Economic Association (EEA) in Rotterdam. For the second time, doctoral students and researchers in general will have the opportunity to explore the academic labour market in the field of economics and get in touch with universities and research institutions from all over Europe. The ZEW HR team will conduct on-site job interviews on both days and is looking forward to meeting interesting candidates. Visitors can register for the event until 15 November 2019. The deadline for applications for ZEW vacancies is 17 November 2019.

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  4. 28.10.2019 · ZEW (jgl)
    Guests at ZEW
    Visiting Researcher | Tax research

    Dr. Sarah Necker was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” from 21 to 25 October 2019. She is Executive Research Associate at the Walter Eucken Institut in Freiburg. Her research interests lie in the field of applied economics and focus on the incentives for unethical or illegal behaviour. Currently, Sarah Necker is researching on how cheating has developed over time, while also studying the demand and supply of collaborative tax evasion/undeclared work.

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  5. 24.10.2019 · ZEW (awh/fkr)
    Statement
    Monetary target | ECB | Monetary Policy | Interest rate policy | Personalia | Job changes
    ZEW President Achim Wambach comments on the tenure of ECB President Mario Draghi

    On October 24, Mario Draghi chaired his last meeting of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Governing Council. After eight years as president, Draghi will depart from the ECB at the end of the month, having shaped it like no one before him. ZEW President Achim Wambach looks back on Draghi’s tenure as head of one of the world’s most important central banks.

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  6. 23.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
    ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels
    Digitisation | The Future Working World | ZEW Lunch Debates | Labour market research | Employment forecast | Technological Change

    Digital change is a highly dynamic process that affects Europe’s labour markets. Polarisation and inequality are two of the greatest challenges to be tackled: while activities involving interactive and analytical skills will be able to withstand change, routine tasks are more likely to be automated in the future. So far, automation processes in companies have created more jobs than they have destroyed. However, it is important to make and keep people fit for the job market of the future through targeted training and further education. These were the key messages of the most recent ZEW Lunch Debate on 23 October 2019 at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels.

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  7. 22.10.2019 · ZEW (awh/fkr)
    Statement
    Digital Economy | Competition authority | Competition law | Digitisation | data economy

    Joining recent expert forums in Brussels, Canberra, Chicago and London, the German government in September set up the Berlin commission “Competition Law 4.0” to develop proposals for creating a regulatory framework that meets the challenges posed by the digital economy. Government agencies all around the world, including those in the United States, have ramped up efforts to reign in the leading online digital platforms and pass new competition law for the digital age. In Germany, legislators are currently working on the tenth amendment to the country’s Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB), which like the previous set of revisions devotes much of its attention to the digital economy. From all these efforts, guidelines for an economic order for the digital economy can be derived.

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  8. 18.10.2019 · ZEW (thp)
    Guests at ZEW
    Visiting Researcher | Corporate taxation | Public Finance | Romania

    Sebastian Lazar, PhD, was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” from 2 September to 15 October 2019.

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  9. 18.10.2019 · ZEW (thp)
    Guests at ZEW
    Visiting Researcher | Economics of Public Finance | Behavioral economics

    Jarkko Harju, PhD, was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” from 15 to 17 October 2019. He is a research professor at the VATT Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki, Finland. His research focuses on public and labour economics. In his current work he studies firm responses to changes in value added and payroll taxes.

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  10. 17.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
    European Integration
    MannheimTaxation | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy | European Integration and EU Policy | Europe | Rule of law | Human rights

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) strives to safeguard the rule of law within the European Union, all while harmonising its own jurisdiction with that of the EU Member States – a complex task that is not without obstacles, as Professor Juliane Kokott, Advocate General at the ECJ, described during the lecture series First-Hand Information on Economic policy, which took place at ZEW Mannheim on Thursday, 17 October 2019.

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