| Media usage
| Knowledge transfer
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.
Mannheim Virtual IO Workshop on Secrecy and Disclosure in Innovation
28.07.2021 · ZEW (bga/ybr)
Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)
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.
ZEW Workshop on Economic Research Dedicated to Overcoming the Pandemic
19.02.2021 · ZEW (ssz/ybr)
| Home Office
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, ZEW Mannheim’s Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” organised a workshop that focused on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis and how to respond to it through economic research.
ZEW/Stifterverband Workshop on Germany’s Capacity to Innovate in Times of Crises
11.02.2021 · ZEW (bkr/ybr)
The coronavirus pandemic has led to abrupt changes, forcing companies to adapt their established work processes and develop new solutions. Against this background, ZEW Mannheim and the Stifterverband jointly organised an online workshop on the impact of the current crisis on the German innovation system, which took place on 28 January 2021. This event, which was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), provided an opportunity for around 200 representatives from businesses, research and policymaking to engage in intensive exchange.
ZEW/ISI Workshop on the Exchange Between Research, Businesses and, Policymaking
07.12.2020 · ZEW (bkr/ybr)
Why do company workers publish in scientific journals? What motivates firms to publish papers, what prevents them from doing so? Which role do corporate publications play for the innovation system and innovation policy? These are some of the questions addressed at an online workshop, which was jointly organised by ZEW Mannheim and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI). The workshop, which took place on 24 November 2020, was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Five years ago, Angela Merkel coined the now famous phrase “Wir schaffen das” (“We can do it”) in the midst of a crisis situation, as more and more migrants made their journey to Europe on the Balkan route. But what can the countries that take in immigrants do to integrate them? What consequences can be expected from accepting and integrating immigrants with regard to the attitudes towards migration issues in these countries? These and other questions were discussed at the international workshop “Immigration, Integration and Attitudes” that took place on 22 and 23 September 2020 at ZEW Mannheim.
| Public Opinion
| Public Finance
On 17 and 18 December 2018, ZEW and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” jointly organised the workshop “Understanding Policy Preferences Using Experimental Methods”. The event brought together some 40 international scholars from different fields of empirical social sciences to discuss experimental methods for investigating how political preferences and opinions are formed.
| School policy
| Organ transplantation
How shall we allocate resources without using money, such as public school places, or kidneys available for transplantation? On 12 and 13 October 2018, around 30 international researchers attended the 15th Matching in Practice workshop at ZEW in Mannheim to discuss theoretical and applied approaches to make markets without money fairer and more efficient.
Alongside new technologies such as electric mobility and services such as ride-sharing or carpooling, targeted policy instruments such as road pricing schemes need to be developed further in order to reduce emissions in the transport sector. This is a key result of the ZEW workshop which took place on 13–14 September 2018 in Mannheim and featured 35 experts from the realms of academia, politics and business practice. At the same time the workshop marked the conclusion of the research project “Carbon-Neutral Courier Services” (CO2URIER) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
How can markets be designed in an efficient way? How should feedback be provided on crowdsourcing platforms so as to achieve the best possible results? In what way can lotteries contribute to equal opportunities and a greater efficiency in the allocation of school places? These are just a few of the question discussed by around 30 international researchers and industry practitioners at a workshop on market design held by ZEW in Mannheim on 28 and 29 May 2018. The event also marked the launch of the Leibniz project “Market Design for the Public Sector” conducted by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and ZEW.