1. 19.05.2020 · ZEW (thp)
    Dates and News
    Student competition | Award
    ZEW congratulates the largest economic school competition YES! on the Meritum Promotion Prize

    This year, the Meritum Promotion Prize of the Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V. has been awarded to the YES! – Young Economic Summit project. ZEW Mannheim, academic partner for YES! and mentor of the winning teams of the past three years, congratulates Germany’s largest school competition regarding global economic issues on receiving the prize, which is endowed with 25,000 euros.

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  2. 08.05.2020 · ZEW (ggr/tko)
    Dates and News
    Coronavirus | Cooperation
    Chinese partners provide ZEW with 1,200 face masks during the corona pandemic.

    Chinese cooperation partners, with whom ZEW and other international partners jointly organise the annual Beijing Humboldt Forum (BHF), have sent 1,200 face masks to ZEW Mannheim as supporting measures against the coronavirus. Since this is a private initiative of Chinese researchers, who as private individuals are only allowed to send small quantities of masks, several parcels arrived at ZEW.

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  3. 29.04.2020 · ZEW (bhe/ybr)
    Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes
    Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes | Soft skills | Virtual seminars
    During the corona crisis ZEW helps universities with online courses.

    The coronavirus crisis challenges the very core of teaching practice. Onsite seminars have been suspended and moved to the virtual space. To support lecturers at universities and other higher education institutions, ZEW now offers new online courses to develop high-quality e-learning formats.

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  4. 29.04.2020 · ZEW ()
    Statement
    Coronavirus | Crisis management
    Achim Wambach comments on crisis management during coronavirus pandemic.

    The world has changed dramatically over the past few weeks: countries everywhere have issued exit restrictions, many companies have halted operations, stock exchange markets are in turmoil, economic forecasts range from bad to terrible, and governments have approved unprecedented rescue packages. 

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  5. 15.04.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
    Public Events
    Economic crisis | Crisis management | Europe | Germany | ZEWlive
    During the #ZEWlive event the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis were debated.

    The world is in a state of emergency. The spread of the coronavirus presents us with a situation we have never faced before. Our daily routines have radically changed; economies are struggling as supply and demand are collapsing at the same time. With a recession looming, policymakers are already discussing about how to reboot the economy. The crisis, which poses a crucial test for Germany and Europe, was the focus of #ZEWlive, an event hosted exclusively online for the first time as part of the ZEW event series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

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  6. 06.04.2020 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Coronavirus | Incentive regulation | Crisis management
    Dominik Rehse of ZEW advocates a reward for correct behaviour in the Corona crisis.

    The restrictions on public life imposed by German policymakers are effective measures for containing the coronavirus, but in addition to sanctioning those who breach the rules, instruments should be put in place that reward citizens for responsible behaviour. Mobile devices and systems are particularly well suited for implementing such a system, argues Dr. Dominik Rehse, head of the Junior Research Group “Digital Market Design”.

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  7. 30.03.2020 · ZEW (thp)
    Dates and News
    Coronavirus | World of work | Economic crisis
    The ZEW theme page compiles information about the economic consequences of Covid19

    Working from home instead of at the office, suffering from existential fears instead of disposing of sufficient liquidity, and experiencing economic decline instead of a boom – the coronavirus pandemic has a direct impact both on the economy and on the population. We at ZEW are closely following these latest developments.

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  8. 30.03.2020 · ZEW (awh/fkr)
    Statement
    Germany | Federal Government | Economic policy
    ZEW President Achim Wambach comments on the Corona rescue programme of the German government.

    The German Bundestag and the Bundesrat have approved the biggest rescue programme in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. With a volume of up to 600 billion euros, the Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) aims to intervene in the economy and support German businesses during the difficult times amid the coronavirus pandemic. While the federal government’s swift and determined action is to be welcomed, greater account should be taken of the lessons learned from the financial crisis that began in 2007, argue ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Klaus Schmidt, professor at the University of Munich and chair of the Board of Academic Advisors to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. 

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  9. 20.03.2020 · ZEW (dhr/ggr)
    Dates and News
    Pupils | Student competition
    The current winners of the ZEW student competition YES! 2019.

    Facts and fake news, working and welfare, interest rates and savings, start-ups and the green economy, labour markets and refugees – these are just some of the challenges facing our society and economy. We are more in need of innovative ideas than ever before, particularly from the younger generation. The YES! – Young Economic Summit, Germany’s biggest school competition based on social and economic issues, returns for 2020. Five teams of students from schools in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland came to ZEW Mannheim for the Southwest region kick-off in the week of 10–19 March 2020.

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  10. 12.03.2020 · ZEW (fpf/sel)
    Questions & Answers
    Skills shortage | Qualified workers | Education and Learning | Labour Market
    In the interview with ZEW Friedhelm Pfeiffer discusses possible solutions of the labour shortage.

    Demographic changes are increasingly being felt in Germany as many companies struggle to find qualified applicants. Nevertheless, many unutilized options exist for easing bottlenecks in the German labour market.

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