1. 23.07.2020 · ZEW (ibe/bsc/ybr)
    Events
    Digital Economy | Sharing Economy
    The 18th scientific conference of the research area "Digital Economy" took place virtually for the first time this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies at ZEW Mannheim has long been considered one of the most important international scientific events in the field of digital economy. The event, which took place for the 18th time, was organised by the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy” on 2 July 2020 – with one major innovation: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event was held virtually for the first time ever and had a reduced programme. With almost 300 international researchers it was extremely successful.

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  2. 06.07.2020 · ZEW (gne/ybr/sby)
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    Coronavirus | Social inequality | ZEW Research Seminar | Social Policy
    The ZEW Research Seminar on Covid-19 and economic and social inequality was attended by 300 participants worldwide.

    How are inequalities changing as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis? What are the big challenges that await us in the world of tomorrow? What can be done to tackle inequalities in the future? Five renowned scholars gave their perspectives on these crucial questions in a special policy session of the ZEW research seminar series, held online on 19 June 2020 with almost 300 participants from all parts of the world.

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  3. 15.06.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Economic crisis | Coronavirus | Innovation | ZEWlive
    The #ZEWlive had as its theme the state of Baden-Württemberg, which is economically particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

    While the citizens of Baden-Württemberg continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the state as a business hub must grapple with the economic challenges posed by it. Many employees are still working in short-time work schemes, and solo self-employed workers fear that they go out of business. Supply chains have been disrupted, while the automotive industry and its suppliers are suffering from a collapse in both domestic and export demand. For ZEW Mannheim’s online event focussing on Baden-Württemberg’s path towards economic recovery from the coronavirus, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach discussed which economic policy measures the state could adopt in order to overcome the crisis. This is the third time the series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”, moderated by journalist Elif Şenel, was held in digital format for #ZEWlive.

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  4. 22.05.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Mobility | Coronavirus | ZEWlive
    Climate experts point out that combating the climate crisis during coronavirus crisis is still relevant.

    The coronavirus crisis and its severe consequences for the economy are currently still the most important problem to tackle. Measures to combat the pandemic have top priority in political decisions. Climate experts are right to point out, however, that the threat of global warming has lost none of its urgency. ZEW took this as an opportunity to discuss the coronavirus, climate protection and the resulting challenges for the transformation of transport systems in the third edition of the newly established digital format, #ZEWlive. The event, entitled “Mannheim’s Transition to New Forms of Mobility”, took place as part of the ZEW series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”. 

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  5. 20.05.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Coronavirus | Solidarity | Crisis management | Shock | Public Debt | ZEWlive
    The participants debated how Europe can overcome the Corona crisis through solidarity.

    The coronavirus crisis has not only severely affected many European countries, but is also putting European cohesion to the test. While the Member States and institutions such as the European Parliament and the European Commission are largely united on the need for a European response to the crisis, there is still disagreement on how the aid measures should be implemented. Who will provide the financial means? Should their allocation be linked to reform conditions? And what will happen after the crisis?

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  6. 05.02.2020 · ZEW (chs)
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    In her lecture at ZEW Sabina Jeschke discusses opportunities and challenges of AI.

    We are currently experiencing the fourth industrial revolution, as the radical breakthrough of artificial intelligence (AI) has taken digitalisation to a new level. Intelligent systems are connecting with each other in real time, they are capable of dealing with everyday situations and even develop creativity. And this is only the beginning. This was the main message of the talk held by Professor Sabina Jeschke, member of the Management Board for Digitalization and Technology at Deutsche Bahn AG, at ZEW Mannheim as part of the event series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  7. 23.01.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ZEW | New Year’s Lecture | Economic policy
    ZEW President Achim Wambach addresses the audience in his New Year's Lecture.

    It’s not just a new year, but a new decade. What’s in store for Germany, Europe, and the world? In his first New Year’s Lecture at ZEW Mannheim on Thursday, 23 January, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach talked about which developments will determine the global economy in the near future – and how the EU can position itself to compete with the other two major economic powers, China and the USA.

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  8. 25.11.2019 · ZEW (bkr/ybr)
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    Innovation policy | Knowledge transfer
    Dr. Gero Stenke of the Stiftverband during the opening of the workshop organized with ZEW

    Strengthening the exchange of knowledge and technology between universities, public research institutes, and firms is a key policy priority in Germany. At the same time, indicators on the extent and content of transfer processes between the two sectors are largely missing. How to proceed on this challenge was at the centre of a conference that took place in Berlin on 11 October 2019. Jointly organised by ZEW Mannheim and Stifterverband and supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the event provided an opportunity for intensive exchange to its more than 130 participants. High-ranking representatives of companies, associations, research institutions, and from the world of politics delved into the details of technology and knowledge transfer.

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  9. 08.07.2019 · ZEW (kvg/thp)
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    Climatology | Industrial Organization
    Kick-off workshop of the new research project TRACE

    At a kick-off workshop on 9 May 2019, project partners of ZEW, the University of Mannheim and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), joined by a stakeholder advisory board consisting of representatives from the government and the German industry, came together to discuss the objectives of a new research project on climate policy. The project “Evaluating Policy Instruments for the Transformation to a Low Carbon Economy: Causal Evidence from Administrative Micro Data” (TRACE) investigates the impact of climate policy regulations on the competitiveness, energy consumption and employment of the German industry. TRACE is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through its funding priority “Economics of Climate Change”.

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  10. 01.04.2019 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Receivership | Insolvency | European Integration and EU Policy

    The European sovereign debt crisis has underlined the economic and financial vulnerability of the euro area. In the event of another crisis, public debt can quickly rise to an unsustainable level. Hence, alternatives are needed to mitigate future debt crisis. One possibility would be to introduce a sovereign debt restructuring mechanism (SDRM), a kind of international insolvency procedure. The Lunch Debate on 28 March 2019 in the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels organised by the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in cooperation with the research network EconPol Europe, brought together experts who discussed this pressing issue.

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