1. 20.10.2021 · ZEW (msc/fbr/deg/chs)
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    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment | ZEWPodcast | Financial Markets | Financial market experts | Financial market | Business Cycle
    [Translate to English:] ZEW-Ökonomen Dr. Michael Schröder und Frank Brückbauer auf dem Cover der Podcastfolge 13

    How will the economy develop over the next six months? The ZEW Financial Market Survey has been exploring this question for 30 years by surveying the sentiment and forecasts of German financial market experts on a monthly basis. In the 13th episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, economists Dr. Michael Schröder and Frank Brückbauer look back on the past 30 years and provide insights into the creation and impact of the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment.

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  2. 14.09.2021 · ZEW (jbe/nha/gli/sel)
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    Productivity | Enterprise | Start-up dynamism | Germany
     Seven young people stand gathered around a table in conversation.

    For years, a decline in productivity growth and a slowdown in industrial dynamics have been clearly visible in almost all sectors in Germany. Policymakers fear that this will have long-term effects on economic growth and employment. What is needed are significantly stronger business and productivity dynamics. But how can this be achieved? Especially companies in the low-tech sector are important drivers of productivity growth. So far, however, they have not been given enough attention by policymakers, as a recent study by ZEW Mannheim on behalf of the Bertelsmann Stiftung shows.

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  3. 31.08.2021 · ZEW (ssi/chs/deg)
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    ZEWPodcast | Election | Social Policy | Family policy | Coalition government | Elections
    Picture of ZEW economist Sebastian Siegloch in the #ZEWPodcast

    Germany will elect a new federal government on 26 September. Parties’ election campaigns are in full swing. As always, money is a crucial factor to win votes. In their election programmes, parties propose ideas to restructure taxes and the social security system. In the #ZEWPodcast, Professor Sebastian Siegloch, head of the ZEW Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution”, explains how these reform proposals are reflected in citizens’ account balances.

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  4. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (sse/chs/deg)
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    Women?s wages | Parental benefits (Elterngeld) | ZEWPodcast | Labour Market
    Picture of ZEW economist Professor Susanne Steffes

    Family-related leave, part-time work, lower-paid professions – there are many reasons why the gender wage gap exists. In the eleventh episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, Junior Professor Susanne Steffes, deputy head of the Research Department “Market Design” at ZEW Mannheim, explains the circumstances that lead to the gender wage gap and discusses ways to improve career opportunities for women.

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  5. 28.05.2021 · ZEW (sru/deg/chs)
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    Climate Change | CO2 | CO2 certificate | CO2 reduction | ZEWPodcast
    In the latest episode of the #ZEWPodcast, ZEW economist Professor Sebastian Rausch talks about CO₂ pricing.

    Climate change is one of the central challenges of our time. In order to become carbon-neutral by 2050, Germany and Europe must significantly reduce CO₂ emissions in the coming years. In the tenth episode of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’, Professor Sebastian Rausch, head of the Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” at ZEW Mannheim, explains how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced in our market-based system and outlines several scenarios for future climate policy.

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  6. 23.04.2021 · ZEW (srf/chs/deg)
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    Health economics
    ZEW Economist Dr. Simon Reif in current episode of #ZEWPodcast

    Germany introduced its first digital apps on prescription last autumn. Since then, doctors have been able to prescribe these so-called digital health applications for illnesses, injuries and disabilities. These apps, the costs of which are covered by health insurance, digitally support the treatment of diseases, for example. In the ninth episode of the #ZEWPodcast “Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten”/“Economy · Research · Debates”, Dr. Simon Reif, head of the Project Group “Health Care Markets and Health Policy” at ZEW Mannheim, talks about the function of these apps, the process of their approval and a reasonable reimbursement system.

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  7. 07.04.2021 · ZEW (mfk/lra/deg)
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    Environment
    Symbol image of environmental change with subdividing path between two fields.

    In April 2011, the flagship report of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) was published. The report was hailed at the time as an important impetus for a transformation towards a sustainable world. A recent study by ZEW Mannheim together with the German Agency for the Applied Energy Transition (dena) and researchers from Heidelberg University shows which of the demanded measures have been implemented and how the report is to be assessed in retrospect.

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  8. 19.03.2021 · ZEW (kso/chs/deg)
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    ZEWPodcast | Labour Market | Integration | Coronavirus | Refugees
     Katrin Sommerfeld in the #ZEWPodcast about the labor market integration of refugees.

    2015 and 2016 are etched on people’s minds as the years characterised by the so-called ‘refugee crisis’. Over a million people fled war-torn countries and ultimately sought asylum in Germany. Dr. Katrin Sommerfeld discusses in the eighth edition of the #ZEWPodcast ‘Wirtschaft · Forschung · Debatten’/‘Economy · Research · Debates’ what the successful integration of refugees into the German labour market depends on, how successful this integration has already been since 2015, and what impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the employment of refugees. 

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  9. 05.02.2021 · ZEW (dre/chs/deg)
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    ZEWPodcast | Digital Economy | Coronavirus
    ZEW economist Dr. Dominik Rehse about the Coronavirus Contact-Tracing App.

    When the coronavirus contact-tracing app was released onto the market, it was considered as one of the most important instruments in the fight against the pandemic. Up until now, these hopes have hardly been fulfilled. The number of app users is simply not high enough to be able to effectively curb the spread of the virus. There are also still significant data privacy concerns from the general public, and both user experience as well as success measurement are in need of improvement. In the most recent #ZEWPodcast episode, Dr. Dominik Rehse, head of the Junior Research Group “Digital Market Design”, talks about the potential and shortcomings of the coronavirus contact-tracing app. He explains why the app is nevertheless a good idea and how it could be improved with the help of a so-called ‘living laboratory’.

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  10. 18.12.2020 · ZEW (vgr/chs/deg)
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    Market design | ZEWPodcast | Optimal distribution
    Vitali Gretschko in the current episode of the #ZEWPodcast.

    The allocation of daycare places, mobile phone frequency auctions, or the distribution of donations – markets are diverse and can be improved by an efficient design of their rules. Market design is dedicated to optimising and analysing markets. In the latest episode of the #ZEWPodcast, Professor Vitali Gretschko talks about where this economic discipline can be applied. He explains what markets and market design are all about and in what way market design could help, for example, in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

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