1. 14.10.2021 · ZEW (jax/bch/jdi/ybr)
    Climate protection | Sustainability | Financial sector | Financial market
    Virtual panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Martin Weber, Dr. Sabine Mauderer, Dr. Gerhard Schick, Dr. Karolin Kirschenmann and Prof. Achim Wambach, PhD.

    Is the lack of comprehensible sustainability criteria an obstacle to growth in the sustainable finance sector? In which way do policy measures aimed at a sustainable financial market interact with climate policy instruments? Can investors advance sustainable financial investments effectively by exercising their voting rights? Joined by around 80 online participants, four finance experts from academia and business debated the question of whether sustainable finance can ensure climate protection  and addressed the most relevant current developments and topics in the field of sustainable finance. On 22 September 2021, the 90-minute panel discussion was organised by the Sustainable ZEW initiative.

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  2. 12.10.2021 · ZEW (thp)
    Cooperation | Personalia | Environmental Economics | Professorship | University of Mannheim
    Image of Professor Kathrine von Graevenitz, PhD.

    Professor Kathrine von Graevenitz has taken up the professorship of economics with a focus on empirical environmental economics at the University of Mannheim on 1 October 2021. The appointment of the economist and deputy head of the ZEW Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” will further strengthen the intensive dialogue between ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim.

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  3. 07.10.2021 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Business Cycle | Short-term forecast | Inflation | Labour Market | Economic Growth
    Euro area economy develops positively.

    Economic experts expect the euro area economy to develop positively despite the sharp downturn in 2020. The German economy is forecast to grow only at an average rate in the medium term, but the German labour market is expected to perform well above average compared to the rest of the eurozone. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  4. 06.10.2021 · ZEW (mun/ybr)
    Dates and News
    ZEW Summer Courses | Doctoral studies | University of Mannheim
    Symbol image with different electronic devices, the hands of three people and tea cups.

    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.

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  5. 01.10.2021 · ZEW (mlr/ybr)
    Beijing Humboldt Forum | Digitisation | Conference | Digital Economy
    Screen capture of the digital Beijing Humboldt Forum (BHF) 2021.

    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.

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  6. 29.09.2021 · ZEW (ksd/ybr)
    Dates and News
    YES! - Young Economic Summit | Student competition
    ZEW wins 3rd place at the YES! 2021

    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.

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  7. 29.09.2021 · ZEW (mfk/lra/ybr)
    Dates and News
    Management game | Climate
    Image of the simulation game of ZEW Mannheim and the foundation “Klimastiftung für Bürger”.

    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.

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  8. 27.09.2021 · ZEW (ybr)
    Dates and News
    Coronavirus | European Union
    Logo of EconPol, European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research.

    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.

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  9. 24.09.2021 · ZEW (tko/fhh/ybr)
    In Memoriam
    ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice
     Logo of ZEW – Förderkreis Wissenschaft und Praxis.

    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.

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  10. 23.09.2021 · ZEW (fbr/ybr)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Real estate | Real estate financing | Coronavirus | Retail Trade | Office | Hotel industry
     The German Real Estate Financing Index is only slightly negative at minus 3.3 points.

    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.

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