Scientific Qualification in Cooperation with the University of Mannheim
06.10.2021 · ZEW (mun/ybr)
Dates and News
ZEW Summer Courses
| Doctoral studies
| University of Mannheim
This summer semester, ZEW Mannheim again offered students in the PhD track the opportunity to attend summer courses taught by internationally renowned professors. More than 80 young researchers from ZEW and the University of Mannheim participated in the seven courses, which dealt with cutting-edge topics such as data science, health economics or migration economics. The ZEW Summer Courses are part of the close cooperation in the economics PhD programme of ZEW and the University of Mannheim and are financially supported by the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Beijing Humboldt Forum
| Digital Economy
Digital platforms are an essential part of the digital economy. How do they work and which policy measures or interventions are useful and necessary from the point of view of consumers and the state? The online session hosted by ZEW Mannheim on the economics of digital platforms at the Beijing Humboldt Forum (BHF) on 25 September 2021 shed light on these questions from various perspectives.
Integration of Refugees with Innovative Concept “Come Together”
29.09.2021 · ZEW (ksd/ybr)
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YES! - Young Economic Summit
| Student competition
In an exciting final of Germany’s largest school competition YES! – Young Economic Summit, the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Frankenthal, mentored by ZEW researchers Katia Gallegos Torres and Paul Berbée of the Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources”, managed to secure the third place.
Research Department Is Committed to Education for Sustainable Development
29.09.2021 · ZEW (mfk/lra/ybr)
Dates and News
For two years, ZEW Mannheim and the foundation “Klimastiftung für Bürger” have been developing a way to enter into dialogue with young people: the simulation game “Climate Cabinet”. The game vividly simulates how Germany can become climate-neutral, but also what challenges need to be overcome in the process. The simulation game has now been completed and can be booked daily at the Klima Arena in Sinsheim.
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.