1. 18.12.2019 · ZEW (dhr/ggr)
    Dates and News
    ASSA Meeting | United States | International scientific cooperation
    Flag of the United States of America

    Scientists from ZEW Mannheim will once again be attending the ASSA Annual Meeting held in the United States in 2020. Taking place from 3 to 5 January in San Diego, the 2020 edition of the event is set to welcome over 13,000 participants. This makes the ASSA Annual Meeting the most important conference in the world for economists. The conference is jointly organised by the American Economic Association (AEA) and the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA).

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  2. 17.12.2019 · ZEW (thp)
    Guests at ZEW
    Visiting Researcher | Innovationeconomy | Development Economics | Patent

    Ge Yin was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” from 4 November to 6 December 2019. She is a doctoral researcher at the National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University in China. Furthermore, she visited Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University in Cambridge, United States, for one year. Her research interests are on innovation economics and development economics, with a particular focus on topics concerning patent quality.

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  3. 16.12.2019 · ZEW (mot/chs)
    Questions & Answers
    Wind energy | Wind turbine | Renewable Energies | Competitive tendering | Auction | Competition | Questions & Answers
    ZEW researcher Marion Ott explains the procedure of public fund auctions for wind-energy plants.ic fund auctions for wind-energy plants

    By 2030, renewable energy is to cover 65 percent of German energy supply. This is why the German Federal Government is planning to invite tenders for new public funds. In the past, competition for wind energy plant support was low, however. For the state, a lack of competition drives up the costs for renewable energy expansion, because it allows companies to place higher-priced bids.

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  4. 16.12.2019 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Conferences
    ReCapNet | Real estate | Real Estate Asset Pricing
    Group picture of the participants of the 11th ReCapNet Conference at ZEW

    This year, the eleventh Real Estate and Capital Markets Network (ReCapNet) conference took place at ZEW Mannheim on 14 and 15 November. Around 40 international researchers discussed current findings on the subject of real estate asset pricing. Keynote speeches and presentations of research papers focused on questions relating to pricing and the risks of real estate investments.

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  5. 16.12.2019 · ZEW (fhe/thp)
    Dates and News
    European identity | European Integration | European Union | Europe
    Current ZEW research findings on our new theme page European Integration

    The EU is not just the number one market for German companies – it is also a space of unrestricted mobility for its people, no matter whether they are employees, students, tourists or senior citizens.

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  6. 11.12.2019 · ZEW (chs/dhr)
    Dates and News
    YES! - Young Economic Summit | Student competition | Pupils | Award | Environmental protection
    Winning team from Weinheim at the YES! award ceremony with ZEW President Achim Wambach

    On 9 December, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Christian Hirte, presented the award for the 2019 nation-wide student competition YES! to the winning team from Weinheim, which was mentored by ZEW Mannheim. With their project “Greenpay – A private incentive system for a sustainable future”, the high school students of the Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium won first place in the competition organised by the Joachim Herz Stiftung and the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. They were mentored by Carina Fugger, a researcher in ZEW’s “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” Department.

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  7. 09.12.2019 · ZEW (jgl)
    Guests at ZEW
    Visiting Researcher | Digital Economy | Innovationeconomy | Economic Growth

    Professor Marianne Saam was a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Digital Economy” from 25 November to 6 December 2019. She is a professor for innovation economics and policy at the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation (CEIT) of Ruhr-University Bochum. Her research interests include economic growth, innovation, digital economy and structural change.

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  8. 06.12.2019 · ZEW (dhr/ggr/fkr)
    Public Events
    German Council of Economic Experts | Economic change | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy
    Christoph M. Schmidt presented the annual report of the economic experts at ZEW

    We are on the verge of a new decade, bringing with it major structural changes such as demographic change, digitalisation, and climate change, which the economy, politics, and society will have to cope with in equal measure in the coming years – all while the economy and world trade are weakening. There are, however, ways to tackle these challenges. How this is to be done was outlined by the chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and President of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Professor Christoph M. Schmidt, at ZEW Mannheim.

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  9. 05.12.2019 · ZEW (chs)
    Awards
    ZEW Sponsors' Association for Science and Practice | Award | Economic policy advice | Scientific research methods

    For the second time, the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice has awarded two science prizes, honouring outstanding scientific performances and economic policy advising projects at ZEW Mannheim. The prizes each come with a €5,000 endowment and were handed over by Dr. Georg Müller, chairman of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association and CEO at MVV Energie.

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  10. 05.12.2019 · ZEW (cas/jgl)
    DIFI Report by ZEW and JLL
    Financial market | Real estate financing | Residential real estate | DIFI Report
    Real Estate Financing Index remains negative in fourth quarter

    The fourth quarter of 2019 saw the German Real Estate Financing Index (DIFI) of ZEW and JLL deteriorate again slightly by 4.4 points to minus 15.2 points, the reason being the clearly negative assessment of the financing situation in the past six months despite an improved assessment of financing expectations. Experts remain sceptical about economic developments and global uncertainties such as Brexit and various ongoing trade disputes.

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