1. 19.02.2008 (ybr)
    Research

    Every other year ZEW updates the BAK Taxation Index on behalf of BAK Basel Economics and also constantly extends the geographical area covered. The Index actually compares the effective charges for tax and other deductions for highly qualified workers at 41 locations worldwide.

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  2. 28.01.2008 (ybr)
    Conferences

    The first conference of the research network "Non-Cognitive Skills: Acquisition and Economic Consequences" funded by the Leibniz Association takes place at the ZEW on 15 - 17 May 2008. The conference brings together national and international experts from different areas. In his opening speech, the Nobel Price winner in Economics James J. Heckman (University of Chicago) will talk about the significance of non-cognitive skills for human capital formation. At the end, the motivation and social psychologist Peter M. Gollwitzer (University of Constance and University of New York), will give a lecture on the limits of intentionality. In further presentations, the latest results of the partners in the research network will be put up for discussion. The conference is open for all researchers interested.

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  3. 21.01.2008 (ybr)
    Research

    The European Union should continue to be financed by member states' contributions in future. A separate EU tax should be rejected. However, the present UK-centred rebate should be replaced by a "general, but limited correction mechanism". These are the main findings of a ZEW study on the future of the Brussels financing system.

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  4. 27.11.2007 (ybr)
    Workshop

    Keynote speakers: Lena Edlund (Columbia University), Lawrence Kahn (Cornell University) and Michael Keane (University of Technology Sydney) The workshop focusses on theoretical and empirical research on gender in the labour market. This includes: analysis of gender differences in pre-market human capital, experience, seniority, occupations, earnings, wealth, training and mobility; changing gender roles in changing economies; theories of discrimination, the family as an economic unit, the role of marriage markets; time allocation; policies affecting paid work and family; the impact of welfare reforms on single mothers; gender differences in different countries. We would also welcome any papers in other areas looking at gender-related questions. Deadline for paper submission: January 3, 2008 Decision for acceptance made by: February 1, 2008

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  5. 08.11.2007 ()
    Opinion

    The economic expectations of financial market experts, which are surveyed by ZEW on a monthly basis, has not worsened since mid-October and are thus below the historical average. Based on the information currently available, it seems that the downward adjustments in the expectations regarding the economic development have come to an end. Whether this means that we have left the financial market behind us, is, however, questionable,  since not all cards are on the table, and the implications for economics policy are still unclear.

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  6. 23.10.2007 (ybr)
    Workshop

    The workshop on 'Competition in Transport Markets' aims at providing a forum for scientists as well as practioneers to discuss contemporary topics and trends in the area of competition and regulation in transport markets. Although the workshop contains presentations on all transport modes, it has a particular focus on competition problems in the airline industry. The keynote speakers of the workshop are Kenneth Button (George Mason University, Fairfax), David Gillen (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Peter Forsyth (Monash University, Melbourne).

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  7. 16.02.2007 · ZEW (ybr)
    Research

    The market for real estate portfolios in Europe will stabilise at a high level over the coming years. Numerous factors are favourably impacting supply and demand and will continue to promote extensive investment. This is the result of the "Sireo Research 2007 – Portfolio transactions in Europe" report, which is the result of a collaboration of the Centre for European Economic Research and Sireo Research.

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  8. 08.12.2006 (ybr)
    Conferences

    The German Federal Ministry of Finance and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are hosting a conference on "Fiscal Policy Challenges in Europe".

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  9. 28.11.2006 (ybr)
    Workshop

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its 9th Summer Workshop for Young Economists. The general topic of this workshop is "The Economics of Information and Communication Technologies: A European and International Perspective". The Workshop is meant to provide a forum for discussions between young talented researchers and distinguished experts in their field of research. The programme will consist of lectures by experienced researchers and presentations of young scholars. Extensive time will be provided for discussions among participants.

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  10. 06.09.2006 ()
    Opinion

    The Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia and vice-chair of the conservative party CDU, Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, was quoted as saying: The belief that tax cuts will lead to more investment and more jobs is wrong. The same holds for the statement according to which German wages are too high. In other interviews, however, Rüttgers took a more nuanced view, warning against claims or generalisations that gain a momentum of their own and referring to these as the “lies of life”. The “usual suspects” – maybe you know who I mean – were, however, quick use these statements as evidence to attack “neoliberal” ideas. Against this background, some further clarification may be necessary.

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