1. 26.06.2020 · ZEW (awh/sel)
    Statement
    European Integration and EU Policy | Coronavirus | Single European market | Solidarity
    Achim Wambach comments on the recovery funds adopted by the EU Commission during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Throughout Europe, the coronavirus crisis has had severe economic consequences, although they differ in type and scope between countries and regions. The EU Commission has responded to the crisis with an array of policy instruments. As the contours of a general strategy have begun to take shape, the Commission is in the process of planning an EU-wide recovery fund. 

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  2. 25.06.2020 · ZEW (cas/jgl)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Real estate financing | Coronavirus
    Due to the coronavirus crisis, the sentiment indicator of the ZEW and JLL declines to minus 56.7 points.

    The ongoing coronavirus crisis is now also reflected in the German Real Estate Finance Index (DIFI) of ZEW and JLL. In the second quarter of 2020, the sentiment indicator fell by 37.8 points to a current level of minus 56.7 points, with both the assessment of the current financing situation and the financing expectations for the coming six months having declined significantly. The variety of economic consequences and the uncertain impact of national and European economic stimulus packages have pushed the index to its lowest level since the survey began in 2011.

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  3. 23.06.2020 · ZEW (ibe/sel)
    Questions & Answers
    Coronavirus | Crisis management | Economic crisis
    ZEW Economist Irene Bertschek sees opportunities to invest in the high level of digitalisation caused by the coronavirus crisis.

    The coronavirus has hit the world economy hard, with the lockdown having paralysed public life for weeks in many countries. But even with the lockdown easing up, hygiene and distance regulations still make it difficult to work together, shop, and use business services. 

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  4. 15.06.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
    Events
    Economic crisis | Coronavirus | Innovation | ZEWlive
    The #ZEWlive had as its theme the state of Baden-Württemberg, which is economically particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

    While the citizens of Baden-Württemberg continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the state as a business hub must grapple with the economic challenges posed by it. Many employees are still working in short-time work schemes, and solo self-employed workers fear that they go out of business. Supply chains have been disrupted, while the automotive industry and its suppliers are suffering from a collapse in both domestic and export demand. For ZEW Mannheim’s online event focussing on Baden-Württemberg’s path towards economic recovery from the coronavirus, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach discussed which economic policy measures the state could adopt in order to overcome the crisis. This is the third time the series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”, moderated by journalist Elif Şenel, was held in digital format for #ZEWlive.

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  5. 12.06.2020 · ZEW (kko/ybr)
    In Memoriam
    ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice | ZEW

    ZEW Mannheim mourns the death of Rolf Kentner, who passed away on 20 May 2020 at the age of 73. The former director of the Baden-Württembergische Bank in Mannheim was a close associate of ZEW for many years. Managing Director Thomas Kohl praises Rolf Kentner as a “valued friend and supporter, always ready to lend his knowledge and creative power to ZEW research.”

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  6. 28.05.2020 · ZEW (fkr)
    Questions & Answers
    Integration | Migrants
    Results of the new ZEW research group do not show a higher crime rate due to an increase of asylum seekers in Germany.

    ZEW’s Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” recently created a new Junior Research Group, “The Integration of Migrants and Attitudes Towards the Welfare State (IMES)”. Its stated goal is to better understand the effects of immigration on the host country and the integration of migrants into the labour market.

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  7. 27.05.2020 · ZEW ()
    Statement
    ZEWnews | Competition | EU Commission
    ZEW President Achim Wambach expresses his views on the effects on competition during the coronavirus crisis.

    Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the EU Commission, has expressed concern about the “big differences” in state aid granted by the Member States in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, she fears that Germany’s aid programmes are giving its companies an advantage over those in countries whose governments cannot afford similar levels of support.

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  8. 22.05.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
    Events
    Mobility | Coronavirus | ZEWlive
    Climate experts point out that combating the climate crisis during coronavirus crisis is still relevant.

    The coronavirus crisis and its severe consequences for the economy are currently still the most important problem to tackle. Measures to combat the pandemic have top priority in political decisions. Climate experts are right to point out, however, that the threat of global warming has lost none of its urgency. ZEW took this as an opportunity to discuss the coronavirus, climate protection and the resulting challenges for the transformation of transport systems in the third edition of the newly established digital format, #ZEWlive. The event, entitled “Mannheim’s Transition to New Forms of Mobility”, took place as part of the ZEW series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”. 

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  9. 22.05.2020 · ZEW (jno/ybr)
    Conferences
    Public Finance | Corporate taxation
    At the ZEW Public Finance Conference the progress made in local public economics was discussed.

    This year’s ZEW Public Finance Conference discussed the progress made in local public economics, leading the way in the digital sphere – the public finance conference that took place online on 8 May 2020 was one of the first large economic conferences held during the coronavirus pandemic. Around 120 international researchers from different time zones came together in this virtual space to discuss the topic “Advances in Local Public Economics” as well as issues at the interface of public finance and political economy.

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  10. 20.05.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
    Events
    Coronavirus | Solidarity | Crisis management | Shock | Public Debt | ZEWlive
    The participants debated how Europe can overcome the Corona crisis through solidarity.

    The coronavirus crisis has not only severely affected many European countries, but is also putting European cohesion to the test. While the Member States and institutions such as the European Parliament and the European Commission are largely united on the need for a European response to the crisis, there is still disagreement on how the aid measures should be implemented. Who will provide the financial means? Should their allocation be linked to reform conditions? And what will happen after the crisis?

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