The conference objective is to stimulate discussion between international researchers conducting empirical and theoretical analysis on sources and effects of innovation, financing of innovation, and welfare effects of patent policy.
LoWER and the ZEW are jointly organising the first annual scientific conference of the third phase of the LoWER network (2004-2007). The overarching theme of this phase is The Insecure Perspectives of the Low Skilled in the Knowledge Society.
The conference objective is to discuss recent scientific contributions on the economics of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the economics of ICT industries. Theoretical, empirical, experimental and policy-oriented contributions are welcome.
Presentation of a simulation model for the assessment of national allocation plans of the EU-15 countries, developed by the Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management”
| Corporate taxation
| Eastern Europe
The effective tax burden in the new EU Member States is considerably lower than that in Germany, where corporate taxes are almost three times as high as in Lithuania. Investment in the new EU Member States has contributed to an overall reduction of the tax burden for German businesses.