1. 17.05.2019 · ZEW (fkr/ybr)
    Public Events
    Mobility | Electromobility | Sustainable transport policy
    Discussion on mobility change in Stuttgart

    The climate is changing and so is the mobility of people. Our infrastructure and transport networks are already congested, causing increasing levels of emissions that pollute the air in cities. Trends like alternative drive systems, car sharing and autonomous driving signal that a change in mobility is taking place. How can we achieve this change in such a way that we can move in a climate-friendly manner in the future? This was the central question of the panel debate on “Mobility of the Future – Shaping Change” jointly organised by the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport on 14 May 2019 at BW Bank in Stuttgart.

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  2. 18.02.2019 · ZEW (sel)
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    EU Commission | Tax system | Tax law
    ormer Vice-President of the Federal Constitutional Court talks about European tax law at ZEW

    Power and decision-making authorities concerning the European tax system are distributed among various institutions. In their own way, they influence the design of a common European tax system and are equally faced with the challenge of taking national tax policies into account. In a lecture organised as part of the First-Hand Information on Economic Policy series at the ZEW – Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Professor Ferdinand Kirchhof, former Vice-President of the Federal Constitutional Court, addressed this complex relationship between the different actors of tax policy in a talk on 14 February 2019.

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  3. 05.12.2018 · ZEW (sel)
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    Klaus Fröhlich discussed Electromobility, safety, and artificial intelligence

    Electromobility, safety, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence (AI) – these are the major topics of the automotive industry according to Klaus Fröhlich, board member for development of the Bavarian automobile manufacturer BMW. With market conditions becoming ever more dynamic, it is difficult for a German carmaker to keep pace with China and the USA, let alone to define new standards. In his talk at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, on 4 December 2018, Fröhlich presented his vision for the future of cars, the industry as a whole as well as his own company in the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  4. 22.11.2018 · ZEW (fkr)
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    ZEW
    Isabel Schnabel presented the annual report of the German Council of Economic Experts at ZEW

    While parts of the international community are increasingly turning their backs on multilateralism, Germany is struggling with scepticism towards migration and digitalisation as well as with the challenges that come with an ageing population. A strong Europe is needed to counter these signs of global decline. Besides, in order to respond to the challenges of demographic change, Germany will need to open itself up to structural change through digital transformation. These were the key policy recommendations outlined by Professor Isabel Schnabel, member of the German Council of Economic Experts.

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  5. 16.11.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Public Events
    ZEW
    Isabel Schnabel will present the Annual Report of the German Council of Economic Experts at ZEW

    Professor Isabel Schnabel, member of the German Council of Economic Experts and professor at the University of Bonn, will be presenting the key points of the German Council of Economic Experts’ recently published Annual Report 2018/19 on 21 November at 6 p.m. at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. In the report, the council calls on the federal government to step up measures in order to ensure the sustainability of Germany’s future, so as to avoid putting additional burdens on the German economy. The event will be held within the framework of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” at ZEW.

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  6. 13.07.2018 · ZEW (fkr)
    Public Events
    Telecommunications research
    Claudia Nemat gave an insight into KI from the perspective of Deutsche Telekom.

    The development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly relevant current issues that affect the economy, science, politics and society in equal measure. The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, made its own contribution to the debate surrounding the opportunities and risks associated with this new technology with an event held on Thursday, 12 July 2018, as part of the series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”. Claudia Nemat, executive board member at Deutsche Telekom responsible for technology and innovation, was invited to deliver a speech on “Artificial Intelligence: A Wake-up Call for Europe” and provided the 120 guests in attendance fascinating, practical insight into the topic from the perspective of the biggest telecommunications firm in Europe.

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  7. 04.05.2018 · ZEW (ggr)
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    Central bank | Deutsche Bundesbank
    Jens Weidmann spoke about “Communication as a Monetary Policy Tool for Central Banks” at ZEW

    Bundesbank boss Dr. Jens Weidmann recently gave a lecture at ZEW on “Communication as a Monetary Policy Tool for Central Banks”. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, PhD, had the pleasure of welcoming over 200 guests to the event, which was part of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  8. 21.02.2018 · ZEW (sel)
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    Energy supply | Energy market | Power Industry
    Rolf Martin Schmitz focused on the energy transition during his speech at ZEW

    The energy sector is currently undergoing a transformation. An opening-up of the markets, a mix of different energy sources and new levies have brought about sweeping changes in the sector in recent years. Energy providers are having to break out of old patterns in order to manage the balancing act between guaranteeing supply and ensuring both sustainability and affordability. But to what extent are these developments compatible with national and EU climate targets? How is Germany’s planned energy transition progressing economically, politically and socially? And what challenges does the energy sector still face? These are just some of the questions addressed by Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO of the private energy supplier RWE on 20 February 2018 during the latest event in the series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim.

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  9. 16.02.2018 · ZEW (thp/ybr)
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    The energy transition represents a unique opportunity for Germany. What have we achieved so far? Where do we go from here? What sort of framework must the next German government create to guarantee the success of the transition to renewable energy? These are the questions that Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO of RWE AG, will be addressing in a talk taking place at 6 p.m. on 20 February 2018 at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The talk is part of the institute’s lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  10. 29.11.2017 · ZEW (ybr)
    Public Events
    Reform actions
    Chair of the German Council of Economic Experts, Professor Christoph M. Schmidt, during his speech at ZEW.

    Europe is currently doing well economically, and Germany even more so. The next German government should take advantage of these economic tailwinds to push through reforms – especially given the major challenges it is currently facing, such as demographic change, climate protection, migration, digitalisation and the further development of the EU. These were the main points highlighted by Professor Christoph M. Schmidt, chair of the German Council of Economic Experts and president of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, in his presentation of the council’s Annual Report 2017/2018 at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim. On 28 November 2017, Professor Schmidt gave the audience an outline of the council’s recently published annual report as part of the lecture series First-Hand Information on Economic Policy and shed light on the policy areas which the council considers necessary to be readjusted by the German government and the EU.

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