1. 18.10.2017 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Consolidation of the banking sector | Reform actions | Financial crisis
    Claudia M. Buch, vice-president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, during her speech on the G20 financial market reforms at ZEW.Professor Claudia M. Buch, vice-president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, during her speech on the G20 financial market reforms at ZEW.

    Shortly after the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2007, the G20 agreed on a reform agenda consisting of regulatory measures to protect global financial markets from future crises. At this year’s G20 summit in Hamburg, the heads of state and government endorsed a structured framework for the evaluation of the reforms that have been implemented since 2007. What has become of the G20 reform goals? Are economies today really less likely to experience financial crises? And has it become possible to estimate the costs arising from cyclical fluctuations? Where is the interface between financial stability and monetary policy? These are some of the questions Professor Claudia M. Buch, vice-president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, addressed in her lecture, which took place as part of the “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” series at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim on 17 October 2017. In her lecture, Claudia Buch argued that although financial stability is a national responsibility, global reforms addressing this issue should always be analysed and assessed on an international level.

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  2. 27.06.2017 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Computer-Aided Manufacturing
    The panellists (from left to right): Steven Tadelis, Hal Varian, moderator Martin Peitz and ZEW President Achim Wambach.

    The phenomenon of the data economy comes with a number of opportunities, challenges and risks. As the process of digitalisation advances and more and more data is made available and processed online, what consequences could arise with respect to market power, consumer protection, copyright laws and other regulations? Which changes are to be expected in the new data economy with regard to the relationship between individuals and large companies?

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  3. 26.06.2017 · ZEW (ybr)
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    World of work
    Google chief economist Professor Hal Varian during his lecture at ZEW on the effects of automation on labour markets.

    “Over the past 200 years working conditions have changed dramatically and machines have made the daily grind more bearable,” said Professor Hal Varian, chief economist at internet giant Google and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. In a speech entitled “The Data Economy: Threats and Opportunities” given at the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on 23 June 2017 as part of the lecture series First-Hand Information on Economic Policy, Varian explained how labour markets should deal with increasing automation now and in years to come.

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  4. 02.02.2017 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Brexit | ECB
    Professor Hans-Werner Sinn delivering his lecture \\\"Europe Post-Brexit. A 15 Point Programme for the Re-establishment of Europe.\\\"

    Brexit, Trump, refugees and the eurozone crisis – in light of these serious problems facing Europe, what does the future hold for the European Union? On 1 February 2017, Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, former President of the ifo-Institute and one of Germany's most outspoken economists, laid out his 15 Point Programme for the Re-establishment of Europe Post-Brexit and highlighted which reforms Germany and the EU urgently needed to implement. Around 350 guests and leading figures from the worlds of politics, science and economics gathered at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and listened intently to Sinn's presentation, which was part of the lecture series First-Hand Information on Economic Policy.

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  5. 17.11.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Reform actions
    Christoph M. Schmidt presenting the Annual Report 2016/17 of the German Council of Economic Experts at ZEW.

    Professor Christoph M. Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and president of the RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research presented the Council's 2016/17 Annual Economic Report at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim on 16 October 2016. In his speech, he shed light on the reforms which the Council considers necessary to be implemented in Germany and Europe. Around 240 guests and high-ranking actors from the realms of politics, science, economics and society attended the Council member's speech, which formed part of the lecture series Mannheim Economic and Monetary Talks.

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  6. 05.10.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Eurobonds | Eurozone | Germany
    Professor Markus K. Brunnermeier during his speech on how to save the euro and the eurozone.

    Since 2009, Europe has been suffering from the euro crisis and its aftermath. Currently, there seems to be no political solution in sight. In order to tackle this issue and find a way out of the crisis, Professor Markus K. Brunnermeier from Princeton University proposes to introduce so-called European Safe Bonds (ESBies). In his speech, which he delivered as part of the lecture series "First-Hand Information on Economic Policy" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on October 4, 2016, Markus K. Brunnmeier outlined his approach to saving the eurozone from the crisis that has gripped Europe since 2009.

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  7. 07.07.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Innovation | Competition | Technological change | ZEW-Wirtschaftsforum
    In his opening speech at the ZEW Economic Forum 2016, ZEW President Achim Wambach emphasised the high degree of dynamism as defining feature of the digital era.

    On the one hand, digitalisation promises levels of growth we can only dream of. On the other hand, it leads to concentrations of market power which need to be kept in check. So do we need "New Rules for a Digital Economy"? This was the central question discussed by renowned representatives of the internet economy, management and research, who attended the ZEW Economic Forum 2016 at the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research. How does market power in the digital economy and abuses of this power need to be dealt with, and what new challenges do cartel offices subsequently face? The presentations and debates illustrated that the instruments used by competition watchdogs need to be further developed on a national, European and global scale if they are to be able to respond to the speed of the digital economy.

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  8. 06.07.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ZEW | Graduates | ZEW Wirtschaftsforum
    The 2016 ZEW Economic Forum brought together numerous ZEW alumni.

    Numerous alumni of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) have high-level positions in companies, research institutions, ministries and administration. After leaving ZEW, they have stayed connected with the institute and share their experience with current ZEW staff members. This is exactly what the alumni meeting at the 2016 ZEW Economic Forum was about. Three presentations by alumni, which were held under the theme "Professional Experience at ZEW: Reviews and Prospects", looked back on the speakers' time at ZEW and addressed the individual benefits of working at the institute.

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  9. 20.06.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    ZEW President | Regulation | ZEW Wirtschaftsforum
    This year\\\'s ZEW Economic Forum welcomes guests from industry and politics.

    This year's ZEW Economic Forum will focus on the topic "New Rules for the Digital Economy?". The event brings together a number of high-profile experts to discuss the extent to which competition policy is an adequate instrument to address the growing market power of large corporations in the digital economy, on both a national and international level.

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  10. 14.04.2016 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Series of Lectures | Single European market | Technological competition | Innovation policy

    The key to competitiveness can be summed up quite simply: More innovation results in greater productivity, and therefore more growth. Research and development, however, are essential drivers of innovation. The critical question therefore is how results from research can be translated into innovations in markets. Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation believes that in the future, innovation will increasingly occur at the points of intersection between various research disciplines.

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