1. 17.08.2021 · ZEW (sbl/ybr)
    Democracy | Elections | Information | Media usage | Knowledge transfer
    The scientists in the panel discussion

    How well informed are Germans about economic policy issues? And when it comes to understanding reform projects in politics: What role do economic literacy and disinformation play? How important is the transfer of knowledge? These and other questions were discussed by researchers at a workshop organised by ZEW Mannheim in cooperation with the Brigitte Strube Stiftung on 8 July 2021.

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  2. 16.08.2021 · ZEW (sse/ybr)
    Questions & Answers
    Women?s wages | Labour Market | Questions & Answers
    Picture by ZEW economist Susanne Steffes

    Family leaves, part-time work, poorly paid jobs – the causes for the different income levels between women and men are many. In Germany, women currently earn on average 19 per cent less than men.

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  3. 10.08.2021 · ZEW (ggr)
    Dates and News
    Research Award | Digitisation | World of work
    [Translate to English:] The theme of this year's award is "Working World of the Future".

    In 2021, the Volksbank Weinheim Stiftung and ZEW Mannheim will present the “Future of the Working World” research award for the ninth time. The award aims to honour outstanding doctoral and master’s theses in economics completed at universities and non-university research institutions in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. The award for the best dissertation is endowed with 3,000 euros. The best master’s thesis is rewarded with 2,000 euros. The award also includes the opportunity for a research stay at ZEW. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2021.

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  4. 06.08.2021 · ZEW (awh)
    Statement | Coronavirus | Economic sciences | Market design | Crisis management
    [Translate to English:] Prof. Achim Wambach, Ph.D., im Standpunkt zur Coronakrise.

    While it would perhaps be hyperbolic to speak of a triumphal moment in economics, as Canadian economist Joshua Gans does, the success with which many governments have averted the negative economic impacts of the pandemic is cause for commendation, for it could have easily triggered a severe and long-lasting recession. Although the crisis has not yet been fully surmounted and there are numerous lessons to be absorbed, enough time has elapsed to draw some initial conclusions regarding the German crisis response.

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  5. 06.08.2021 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Business Cycle | Short-term forecast | Inflation | GDP
    Euro Area Economy Growing

    The forecasts of the economic experts for economic growth in the euro area were slightly increased; according to the forecasts, the German economy would perform significantly better than the average of the euro area during the coronavirus crisis. It will be intersting to see the further development of the inflation rate. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  6. 03.08.2021 · ZEW (awh/dos/deg)
    Climate Change | Climate | Climatology | Climate change
    Sandbags hold back flood waters. Behind them, helpers wade through floodwaters in a city and push a blue boat

    The devastating flood disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 180 people and caused billions of euros in economic damage, has brought to light a considerable lack of insurance protection against natural hazards. How can we establish nationwide insurance coverage against floods in Germany?

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  7. 29.07.2021 · ZEW (deg)
    Public Events
    ZEWBookTalk | Big event | Taxes | History of taxation
    Screen capture of ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, PhD, and the authors Keen and Slemrod.

    Bizarre and weird, but fascinating. These are the words Michael Keen uses to describe the history of taxation, which he wrote down in cooperation with Professor Joel Slemrod in their book “Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages”. On 27 July, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach welcomed the two authors Keen, deputy director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Slemrod, professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk organised by ZEW Mannheim and MannheimTaxation. In addition, they addressed current developments.

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  8. 28.07.2021 · ZEW (bga/ybr)
    Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) | Innovation
     Screen capture of Dr. Nicola Searle during the lecture

    On 16 and 17 June 2021, the Mannheim Virtual IO Workshop on secrecy and disclosure in innovation was jointly hosted by ZEW Mannheim, the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), and the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) TR 224 “EPoS” at the universities of Bonn and Mannheim.

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  9. 20.07.2021 · ZEW (msc/ybr)
    Business Cycle Tableaus by ZEW and Börsen-Zeitung
    Business Cycle | Short-term forecast | Germany | Inflation
    The forecasts for economic growth in Germany were increased.

    Economic experts assess the inflation risk as low and expect the current high rate of price increases to be only short-lived. The forecasts for economic growth in Germany were raised, while the estimates for the euro area remained virtually unchanged. This is the result of the business cycle tableaus by ZEW Mannheim and the German daily newspaper, Börsen-Zeitung.

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  10. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (hsh/ggr)
    University of Strasbourg | International scientific cooperation
    Portrait of ZEW Economist Dr. Holger Stichnoth

    The University of Strasbourg has appointed Dr. Holger Stichnoth, deputy head of the Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” at ZEW Mannheim, as honorary professor (professeur conventionné) as of 1 September 2021. In addition to his activities in the context of university teaching, his tasks include scientific cooperation in research projects of the university’s Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA).

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