How resilient is Europe’s fiscal framework to other future crises after COVID-19? This question is at the heart of this year’s EconPol Europe’s annual conference to be held virtually on 13 and 14 October. EconPol Europe – The European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research – is a unique collaboration of 14 policy-oriented university and non-university research institutes, including ZEW. For the fifth time, the conference brings together expert network members from across Europe with politicians, policymakers, researchers, and journalists.
ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice
ZEW Mannheim mourns the death of Dr. Dr. Bettermann, who passed away on 19 September 2021 at the age of 74. The former spokesman for the company management and partner of Freudenberg & Co. had been a member of ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice since 2001. In 2005, he took over the chairmanship of the association until 2013.
| Real estate financing
| Retail Trade
| Hotel industry
The German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) by ZEW Mannheim and JLL continues its upward trend. In the third quarter of 2021, it increases for the fifth time in a row and stands at 5.6 points (up 8.9 points compared to the previous quarter). This is the first time since the fourth quarter of 2017 that the index has moved above the zero mark.
How Does Chinese Innovation Affect German Companies?
20.09.2021 · ZEW (pbo/lra/ybr)
Questions & Answers
| Innovation policy
| Research and Development
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow sown global markets, China’s economy is booming like the crisis never happened. More importantly, China is making massive investments in innovation in a bid to become the global leader in technology.
Maximilian Todtenhaupt to Join the Faculty of Economics in 2022
17.09.2021 · ZEW (ybr)
| Economics of Taxation
| Corporate taxation
ZEW Junior Research Associate Dr. Maximilian Todtenhaupt has accepted a W3 professorship in economics with a focus on public finance at Leibniz University Hannover, where he will start on 1 September 2022. Until 2018, he was a researcher in the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Department at ZEW Mannheim and obtained his PhD from the University of Mannheim.
How is creative destruction connected to innovation? Can competition policy stimulate industrial dynamics? How to solve Europe’s ‘unicorn problem’? On 14 September 2021, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Professor Philippe Aghion, Collège de France INSEAD and London School of Economics, have discussed these questions. The French economist also presented his book “The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations” at the seventh #ZEWBookTalk.
Wildcard for the Final of the YES! – Young Economic Summit
14.09.2021 · ZEW (dhr/ksd/ybr)
Dates and News
YES! - Young Economic Summit
The school team of the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium from Frankenthal has secured its place in the national final of the school competition YES! – Young Economic Summit in September 2021. The team convinced the organisers with their idea and received the wildcard for the best scientific approach. Katia Gallegos Torres and Paul Berbée from the ZEW Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” are mentoring and supporting the school team in the competition.
For years, a decline in productivity growth and a slowdown in industrial dynamics have been clearly visible in almost all sectors in Germany. Policymakers fear that this will have long-term effects on economic growth and employment. What is needed are significantly stronger business and productivity dynamics. But how can this be achieved? Especially companies in the low-tech sector are important drivers of productivity growth. So far, however, they have not been given enough attention by policymakers, as a recent study by ZEW Mannheim on behalf of the Bertelsmann Stiftung shows.
| Short-term forecast
Economic experts expect consumer prices to continue to rise, but still consider this to be only a short-term phenomenon. Moreover, they are confident that the German economy has now embarked on a fairly stable growth path. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.