1. 29.07.2021 · ZEW (deg)
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    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. In addition, they addressed current developments.

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  2. 08.07.2021 · ZEW (fhe/ggr)
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    GDP | Public Debt | Coronavirus | ZEWBookTalk
    Heinemann and Schuknecht

    Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, welcomed Ludger Schuknecht to the virtual #ZEWBookTalk on 6 July 2021. He discussed with him his current book “Public Spending and the Role of the State – History, Performance, Risk and Remedies”. Schuknecht, who is currently a visiting professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, previously held the positions of Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD and Chief Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. For the #ZEWBookTalk, he was connected from Singapore.

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  3. 07.05.2021 · ZEW (lra/sel)
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    Gender | Gender studies | Coronavirus | ZEWBookTalk
    Jutta Allmendinger and Achim Wambach in the fourth #ZEWBookTalk.

    How can gender inequality be minimised? Jutta Allmendinger, president of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and professor of educational sociology and labour market research at the Humboldt University Berlin, has been dealing with this question for over three decades. At the fourth #ZEWBookTalk on 5 May 2021, she not only provided interesting insights into her new book, but also discussed with ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach the so-called Gender Lifetime Earnings Gap, why a pandemic promotes the traditional role distribution and which measures counteract gender inequality.

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  4. 16.04.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    Coronavirus | Vaccination
     Alena Buyx and Achim Wambach on ethical approaches.

    The COVID-19 pandemic is still massively affecting our everyday life one year on. The public debate focuses on topics such as triage, the prioritisation of vaccination groups and possible privileges for vaccinated people. Professor Alena Buyx, Chair of the German Ethics Council, and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach discussed the importance of ethical guidance in these challenging times as part of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. The event was held online and was supported by the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice.

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  5. 25.03.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    Innovation | Information Services | Research
    Irene Bertschek and Rafael Laguna de la Vera discussing the EFI report.

    In February 2021, the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) presented its annual report to the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. As part of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”, Professor Irene Bertschek, head of the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy” and EFI member, and Rafael Laguna de la Vera, founding director of the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation (SPRIN-D), discussed the EFI report as well as ways to promote disruptive innovations in Germany. The event was supported by the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice and held within the framework of the SEEK research programme.

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  6. 12.03.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    ZEWBookTalk | Tax competition
    UC Berkeley Associate Professor Gabriel Zucman in dialogue with ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach.

    Do all Americans pay a fair amount of tax? Not at all. On the contrary, there is a huge disparity in the taxation of average workers and the taxation of the wealthy, especially the super-rich, according to UC Berkeley Associate Professor Gabriel Zucman. On 10 March 2021, the economist presented his new book ‘The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay’ virtually at ZEW Mannheim, which he wrote together with Emmanuel Saez. Zucman is also leading the newly established European Tax Observatory that has commenced its work in 2021. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the third edition of #ZEWBookTalk.

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  7. 11.02.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    Martin Brudermüller and ZEW President Achim Wambach discussing BASF’s sustainability strategy

    We create chemistry for a sustainable future – this is one of the commitments of BASF SE as it moves towards the energy transition. As an integral part of the chemical industry, the world’s biggest chemical enterprise in terms of turnover is also one of the most energy-intensive companies in the world. As part of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” on 9 December 2021, Dr. Martin Brudermüller, CEO of BASF SE, and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach discussed the sustainability strategy of BASF.

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  8. 15.01.2021 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    ZEWlive
     Following the agreement on an investment agreement between the EU and China, questions in this regard are clarified in the current #ZEWlive.

    China’s importance for the global economy has been growing for years. And it will continue to grow. Since 2020, the country has been a member of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in the Asia-Pacific region, the largest free trade zone in the world. Due to its great economic weight, the Chinese economy is now not only an important partner for the European Union, but also a competitor. After several years of negotiations, the EU and China have just reached an agreement on investment. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach and Dr. Philipp Steinberg, head of economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), discussed the agreement and fair competitive conditions for European companies at a #ZEWlive event on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. The event was moderated by Jessica Sturmberg.

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  9. 21.12.2020 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    ZEWBookTalk | Coronavirus
    Economist Joshua Gans at the second edition of the #ZEWBookTalk.

    SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the current recession in the global economy. However, there is an information problem underlying the coronavirus pandemic, according to Professor Joshua Gans from the University of Toronto, Canada. He presented this insight along with his book “The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19” at the second #ZEWBookTalk on 17 December 2020. In his book, he explains the economic choices that have been made in response to the pandemic and what their motives are. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the subsequent discussion with the speaker.

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  10. 11.12.2020 · ZEW (ggr/lra)
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    Economic policy
    Lars Feld on the current Annual Report.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to one of the most severe recessions of the post-war period, and there is currently no sign of the economic situation returning to normal. Against this background, Professor Lars P. Feld, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, presented the key results of the recently published Annual Report 2020/21 on 8 December 2020. In its report entitled “Overcoming the Coronavirus Crisis Together; Strengthening Resilience and Growth”, the council calls on the German government to readjust its economic policy. The virtual event took place as part of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy” at ZEW Mannheim. ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach moderated the subsequent discussion with the speaker.

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