1. 23.06.2010 · ZEW (ybr)
    Research

    Unlike regular investments, sustainable investments dispersed across the market did not yield any worse results, even during the recent financial crisis from 2007 to 2009. This is the finding of a study carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on behalf of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).

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  2. 22.06.2010 · ZEW (ybr)
    Symposia

    On 22 June 2010, ZEW and the University of Mannheim welcomed 100 guests to this year’s Mannheim Corporate Tax Day. Once again, the institute had the pleasure of welcoming renowned speakers from the worlds of economics, business and financial administration.

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  3. 16.06.2010 (ybr)
    Personnel

    Rajeev K. Goel was a visiting researcher in ZEW's Research Department “Industrial Economics and International Management” from 14 June to 14 July 2010. He is a professor of economics at Illinois State University, where he conducts research in the fields of industrial economics, the economics of regulation and applied econometrics. His research at ZEW focused particularly on the economics of technological change.

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  4. 15.06.2010 (ybr)
    SEEK
    SEEK

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) welcomes the submission of project proposals for its new research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK). The programme seeks to bolster international cooperation between researchers of all economic disciplines. The state government of Baden-Wuerttemberg is financing a landmark project at ZEW in Mannheim to strengthen the economic top level research. In 2010 and 2011, the research programme will be financed with a total of three million euro. For each project, the budget requested may be up to 200,000 euros for a duration of 12 to 18 months. Projects must be carried out in close cooperation between ZEW researchers and international project partner(s). The deadline for project proposals is July 31, 2010.

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  5. 14.06.2010 (ybr)
    Dates and News

    Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer, who became the new president of the Leibniz Association on 1 July 2010, paid his first official visit to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. ZEW was the first of the 86 Leibniz institutes that Mayer visited.

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  6. 11.06.2010 (ybr)
    Public Events

    On Friday 11 June, ZEW President Professor Wolfgang Franz welcomed almost 400 guests to the institute in Mannheim for the ZEW Economic Forum 2010. The theme of this year’s event was “Agenda 2010 – Review and Future Outlook”, with many talks and discussions taking a close look at the effects of the most comprehensive reform of the German social security system since the founding of the modern republic. Along with a great many other renowned speakers from the world of economic research, ZEW also had the honour of welcoming as a guest speaker former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who was largely responsible for introducing and designing the Agenda 2010.

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  7. 07.06.2010 · ZEW ()
    Statement

    There is currently a witch hunt going on in the form ideologically motivated reservations and targeted misinformation campaigns against the idea of a “health premium”, that is, a universal contribution amount for all those subject to statutory health insurance (GKV) contributions. This has already begun with the emergence of the term “per capita premium”, suggesting that some kind of Wild West-like behaviour is afoot. The bold claims that the senior consultant at a hospital would pay the same contributions as the nurses has further helped to solidify negative public opinion. It seems to be extremely difficult to communicate to the public that the health premium actually serves to eliminate unfairness in the current system. It is therefore the job of politicians who truly care about the redistribution of wealth from the top to the bottom of society to emphatically push for the health premium to be introduced.

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  8. 04.06.2010 (ybr)
    Conferences

    From 31 May to 2 June 2010, ZEW, the University of Mannheim, the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation and the Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 15 jointly organised a conference on the implications of platform markets in terms of the economics of competition and regulation. 85 national and international researchers from 16 countries attended the event.

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  9. 21.05.2010 (ybr)
    Dates and News
    MS Wissenschaft

    The exhibition vessel MS Wissenschaft (also known as MS Science) will be on tour through Germany from May 18th until October 7th. ZEW is on board again, this year with a video game about the "dilemma of climate protection".

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  10. 22.02.2010 (ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Skills shortage | Labour Market

    Although the number of registered unemployed individuals saw a rise of 160,000 persons last year as a result of the deep economic recession, the rate of unemployment did not increase as expected. While these favourable developments are being referred to as the “German Wunder” in other countries, this has little to do with a “Wunder.” What prevented a dramatic surge in the unemployment rate was the extensive use of the part-time work arrangements instrument. Dr. Holger Bonin, head of the Research Department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy” at ZEW, analyses this policy instrument for the labour market and provides an outlook for the development of employment in 2010. After obtaining his degree in economics, Dr. Holger Bonin received his doctoral degree from the University of Freiburg. He worked at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and has been head of the ZEW Research Department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy” since 2007. As part of his research, Bonin investigates employment issues faced by low-skilled workers, the flexibility of wages, the economic consequences of an ageing population, migration, and the risk propensity of workers. He is a member of the standing field committee “Population Economics” of the economics association Verein für Sozialpolitik.

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