1. 13.01.2012 (ybr)
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    From January 16 to March 15, 2012, Enrica De Cian, PhD, is visiting researcher in the ZEW Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management". She works as researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Venice. She received her PhD from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where she lectures, too. Her main research interests include energy-climate modelling, technical change, climate change adaptation, and climate coalition formation. During her stay at ZEW she will be mainly involved in the SEEK project "Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies – The Role of Intellectual Property Rights, Human Capital and Environmental Policy".

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  2. 13.01.2012 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ZEW | Award | Labour Market

    Dr. Jens Mohrenweiser was honoured by the Erich Gutenberg Society in Cologne with the young researcher award for his doctoral thesis "The Causes and Consequences of Apprenticeship Training - An Economic and Econometric Analysis". The prize was awarded by Chairman Prof. Dr. Ralf Gössinger during the annual meeting of the Erich Gutenberg Society in Cologne on November 27, 2011. In his thesis, Dr. Mohrenweiser investigates the motivation of companies to train apprentices and the consequences on interventions in the areas of human resources and labour market policy. After obtaining his doctoral degree (doctoral advisor: Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, he joined the ZEW Research Department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy".

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  3. 28.11.2011 (ybr)
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    Labour Market | Award | ZEW

    Dr. Susanne Steffes received the Constantin-von-Dietze Award from the University of Freiburg for her doctoral thesis "Employment Dynamics and Heterogeneous Labor Markets: An Analysis with Linked Employer-Employee and Company Data" which was completed in 2010. At the solemn opening of the academic year on 26 October 2011, principal Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer and the donor of the award, Dr. Thomas Schäuble, CEO of the state-run brewery Rothaus AG, presented the award. In her work, Susanne Steffes investigated on the basis of new data, how flexible the German labour market had been between 1996 and 2005. Susanne Steffes is a researcher at the ZEW Research Department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy".

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  4. 15.11.2011 (ybr)
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    Further training | ZEW

    Dr. Grit Mühler, researcher at the ZEW research department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy", has earned the Baden-Württemberg Certificate in University Didactics (Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik). She is the first ZEW researcher to have completed the two-year training programme organised by the Centre for University Didactics of the Universities of Baden-Württemberg (Hochschuldidaktikzentrum der Universitäten des Landes Baden-Württemberg – HDZ). The certificates were awarded on 11 November 2011 during a festive ceremony at Stuttgart’s House of the Economy (Haus der Wirtschaft). They were presented by Steffen Walter, Head of Ministry Division, on behalf of Science Minister Theresia Bauer. The didactics training programme aims at improving the quality of university teaching throughout Baden-Württemberg. This year, 159 researchers from Baden-Württemberg’s universities and research institutes were awarded the certificate.

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  5. 27.09.2011 (ybr)
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    The Supervisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, decided to extend Dr. Holger Bonin’s contract as head of the research department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy" until September 30, 2016.

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  6. 24.06.2011 (ybr)
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    From 20 to 24 June 2011 and from 4 to 15 July 2011, Wolfram Schlenker is visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management". He is Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, New York. His research interests include the economics of climate change, water rights, and their impact on agricultural output, as well as models of exhaustible resources with endogenous discoveries. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2003). During his research stay Wolfram Schlenker is working on renewable energies in Germany.

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  7. 27.05.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

    At the conference of Section B of the Leibniz Association, held at ZEW in Mannheim at the end of May, the new spokesperson and the deputy spokesperson of the section were duly elected. The current spokesperson, ZEW President Professor Wolfgang Franz, will be leaving the position as scheduled after two years. Prof. Dr. Heiderose Kilper, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung) in Erkner, will take office as spokesperson in the middle of this year. Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben, Executive Director of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa) in Halle (Saale), will assume the office of deputy spokesperson.

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  8. 26.05.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Integration | Award | Social transfer

    The paper "Can Regional Transfers Buy Public Support? Evidence from EU Structural Policy", written at ZEW, won the Klaus Liebscher Award of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), the central bank of the Republic of Austria. The award was presented to the author Steffen Osterloh by the OeNB President, Claus J. Raidl, at the 39th Economics Conference of the OeNB in Vienna.

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  9. 24.05.2011 (ybr)
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    From 9 to 18 May 2011, Patrice Bougette was a visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Industrial Economics and International Management". Mr Bougette is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nice where he is conducting research in competition policy in general with special focus on the optimal design of merger remedies. During his research visit at ZEW, Mr Bougette dealt with the ex-post evaluation of a horizontal merger.

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  10. 23.05.2011 (ybr)
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    From 23 May to 21 June 2011, Frank Jotzo is a visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management", Frank Jotzo is senior lecturer at the ANU Crawford School (Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program), director of the Centre for Climate Economics & Policy and deputy director of the ANU Climate Change Institute. His main field of research is climate economics and policy. He has been advisor to the Garnaut Climate Change Review, advisor to Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance, consultant to the World Bank, and is a lead author of the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. During his stay Frank Jotzo is working on a joint research project on the linking of climate policies in Australia and Europe.

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