1. 15.09.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
    Dates and News
    ICT | Advertising

    At the end of June the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) hosted its ninth conference on "The Economics of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)", which was attended by 50 scientists from both Europe and North America. The two day conference was organised by ZEW’s ICT research group with financial support from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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  2. 08.09.2011 ()
    Opinion
    ECB

    It‘s not long since the European Central Bank (ECB) enjoyed great respectability on account of its credible independence and stability-orientated monetary politics. Now, however, the ECB is in choppy waters because precisely this independence of (financial) politics could be lost. What is more, its rejection of Greek government bond refinancing is as disconcerting as its disproportionately heavy reliance on the verdicts of rating agencies.

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  3. 01.09.2011 (ybr)
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    Visiting Researcher

    From 19 to 30 September 2011, Cornelia Lawson, PhD, is visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Industrial Economics and International Management". Cornelia Lawson is post-doctoral fellow at the Bureau of Research on Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio Carlo Alberto, and at the Laboratory for the Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Fondazione Rosselli at the University of Turino (Italy). Her research areas cover the economics of higher education, university-industry collaboration and socio-economics networks. During her research stay at ZEW, she is dealing with the effects of different research funding programmes and industrial research funding on the publishing and patenting behaviour of university professors.

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  4. 29.08.2011 (ybr)
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    Professional Training | Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes

    The new ZEW Seminar Programme has recently been published. From September 2011 until June 2012, ZEW offers numerous expert seminars on current issues and questions again. Being jointly organised and held by ZEW researchers and experienced practitioners is a distinguishing feature of the ZEW expert seminars. This ensures the combination of current research findings with experience from professional practice.

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  5. 25.08.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Public Debt | United States

    The United States has raised its legal debt limit by $2.1 trillion. Additionally, the country plans to save $2.4 trillion over the next ten years. Dr. Marcus Kappler, deputy head of the Growth and Business Cycles research group at ZEW, calls for a turn in US fiscal policy. Having studied economics at the University of Tuebingen, the University of Maryland, USA, and the Free University of Berlin, Marcus Kappler received his Ph. D. ("Dr. rer. pol.") from the University of Frankfurt in 2007. Since January 2002, he has been working at ZEW and currently holds the position of deputy head of the Growth and Business Cycles research group. His research focuses on the accuracy of economic forecasts, structural unemployment and influencing factors on production capacity.

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  6. 28.07.2011 (ybr)
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    From July 17 to 27, 2011, Brant Morefield was visiting researcher in the ZEW research department "Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy". Brant is a Senior Analyst/PhD Economist for Abt Associates Inc., Domestic Health Division and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research has investigated the evolution of health and human capital over time. Currently, he is researching nursing home qualities in the US. During his research stay at ZEW, Brant was studying the effects of parental health shocks on children's non-cognitive skill development.

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  7. 18.07.2011 ()
    Opinion

    Whenever the question arises of how best to deal with government deficits, businesses and their professional associations often identify subsidies as the place to start. Yet, instead of calling for subsidies to be phased out, they deliberately speak of the need "to put subsidies under greater scrutiny" or "separate the wheat from the chaff." The reason for this is clear. Demanding the elimination of valuable subsidies for one’s own industry is taboo. And it would be hypocritical for one industry to speak out against government subsidies while still supporting them for itself.

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  8. 15.07.2011 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    From July 11 to 15, 2011, Professor Norman Gemmell was visiting researcher at the ZEW research department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance". Norman Gemmell taught and researched at the University of Nottingham until 1999 when he became Emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Economics. He is currently on leave as Chief Economist at The Treasury, New Zealand. While visiting ZEW, Norman Gemmell focused on issues related to fiscal policy and long-run growth.

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  9. 13.07.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
    Questions & Answers

    Germany's economy is strong: exports are at record-breaking levels, unemployment is down and billions of euros in additional tax revenues are pouring into state coffers. Given these positive developments, how realistic is a reduction of the national debt? Dr. Friedrich Heinemann gives some answers. PD Dr. Friedrich Heinemann is the Director of the research department of Corporate Taxation and Public Finance at ZEW. His research focuses on empirical public economics, federalism in Europe, and tax competition. In 2010 he received his venia legendi for economics from the University of Heidelberg. Along with work in several research groups, Heinemann is a board member of the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration e.V. and a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute for European Politics, in Berlin

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  10. 04.07.2011 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Economic crisis

    This year's ZEW Economic Forum in Mannheim was all about the global financial and economic crisis and its consequences. Topics for discussion included a reform of the national and international financial architecture, the crisis of monetary policy and capital markets, a stable euro area and its requirements, as well as the global trading and monetary disequilibrium.

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