1. 16.07.2021 · ZEW (sse/chs/deg)
    Research
    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 07.04.2021 · ZEW (mfk/lra/deg)
    Research
    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 13.11.2020 · ZEW (chs/deg)
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    ZEWPodcast
    ZEW President Achim Wambach.

    The significance of the People’s Republic of China has risen significantly over the past years. China’s engagement in global policy issues – ranging from the international economic system and the economic development of African economies to the challenges associated with environmental and climate protection – plays a crucial role for Germany and Europe. In the #ZEWPodcast “Wirtschaft • Forschung • Debatten”/“Economy • Research • Debates”, ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach provides insight into the influence of the Chinese economic model on the European economy. He sheds light on how competition with Chinese companies impacts on European firms and the role Chinese state capitalism plays in this context, and offers suggestions on how to regulate trade relations and business activities between Chinese and European firms. While this edition was published in German, there are plans to produce English editions of the podcast as well.

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  9. 07.10.2020 · ZEW (jeh/chs)
    Research
    High-tech foundations | Innovation | Coronavirus | ZEWPodcast
    Jürgen Egeln

    Young companies are particularly hard hit by the coronavirus crisis, since firms that have not been in the market for a long time are less able to cushion the effects of the crisis. Especially innovative high-tech firms face a great number of challenges. As these start-up companies create knowledge and develop new technologies, it would be very damaging for the German economy if they do not survive the crisis, explains ZEW economist Jürgen Egeln. In the latest episode of the #ZEWPodcast he talks about how young and innovative companies are suffering from the current crisis and what support measures they need. While this editions was published in German, there are plans to produce English editions of the podcast as well.

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  10. 04.09.2020 · ZEW (tbk/chs)
    Research
    Pensions policy | old age provision | ZEWPodcast
    The ZEW podcast with Professor Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen focuses on the digital pension overview planned by the cabinet.

    The German Federal Cabinet plans to introduce a digital pension platform, having already adopted a draft law to this end. An information portal will be set up under the German Pension Authority (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund) in order to cover all three pillars of old-age provision, namely statutory, occupational, and private. The portal should be able to show how much money you have saved and what monthly pension payments you can expect at retirement. In the latest episode of the #ZEWPodcast, ZEW economist Professor Tabea Bucher-Koenen talks about why a digital pension platform is important and how knowledge about financial topics affects saving for old age. While the first three editions were published in German, there are plans to produce English editions of the podcast as well.

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