1. 13.11.2020 · ZEW (lra/ybr)
    Events
    Big event | ZEWlive | Coronavirus
    Cover image for the November 2020 ZEWlive with Sylvie Goulard, Vice-President of the Banque de France and ZEW expert Friedrich Heinemann

    The COVID-19 pandemic requires joint action from the EU Member States – for both health protection and to respond to the crisis with appropriate economic policy measures. The “Next Generation EU” recovery fund and the “Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme” (PEPP) of the ECB are at the heart of the joint efforts to stabilise the European economy. At the #ZEWlive event on 10 November 2020, Dr. Sylvie Goulard, deputy governor of the Banque de France, and ZEW expert Professor Friedrich Heinemann discussed whether these programmes can help overcome the crisis. The discussion revealed that while these support programmes are effective in the short term, they are not sufficiently well-targeted to address the long-term causes of weak growth and the lack of resilience. The event was supported by the Brigitte Strube Stiftung.

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  2. 28.10.2020 · ZEW (lra/ybr)
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    Big event | ZEWBookTalk | Coronavirus | Business Cycle | Green Deal
    Fuest is deprecatory to the state's current tendency to intervene more in the economy.

    The coronavirus pandemic has put the economy, society and policymakers under considerable pressure. Against this background, ifo President Professor Clemens Fuest presented his recently published book “Wie wir unsere Wirtschaft retten. Der Weg aus der Corona-Krise” (“How to Save the Economy. The Way Out of the Coronavirus Crisis”) in an online event on 26 October 2020 at ZEW Mannheim – marking the kick-off of the new #ZEWBookTalk series. In the subsequent discussion with ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach, Fuest expressed his criticism of the German government’s current tendency towards interventionist economic policy measures. The difficulties in overcoming the coronavirus-induced recession lie in the fact that the measures adopted are not well-targeted and that there is not enough economic data on the regional impact of the crisis, he argued.

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  3. 28.10.2020 · ZEW (fbu/abo/ybr)
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    Tax system | Coronavirus | Conference | MannheimTaxation | Tax Policy

    How can tax systems create the right incentives for a sustainable economy and society while ensuring that government spending is sufficiently covered? These are some of the questions addressed at this year’s Annual Conference of the Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTaxation. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference, which attracted over 260 participants from all over the world, was held exclusively online for the first time.

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  4. 09.10.2020 · ZEW (dhr/chs)
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    Europe | European Union | Emissions trading | Climate Change | Energy transition | CO2 | Greenhouse gas emissions | SEEK
     Guests and podium at the European Evening on growth opportunities and climate policy.

    The European Green Deal is an ambitious climate action plan by the European Union. Its implementation leaves a number of questions unanswered. During the European Evening at ZEW Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Science, Theresia Bauer, former EU Commissioner, Günther H. Oettinger, as well as the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Ottmar Edenhofer, and president of ZEW, Achim Wambach, discussed what exactly is needed in order for Europe to become carbon neutral by 2050. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an exclusive group of participants comprising 30 guests was permitted to attend the event in person. Individuals who were interested in the event, but were not able to physically attend, were still able to follow the opening ceremony of the closure of the SEEK research programme via a live stream from their screens at home. Journalist Johannes Pennekamp moderated the panel discussion at the event.

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  5. 09.10.2020 · ZEW (kgt/kso/ybr)
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    Refugees | Integration | Migration research | ZEW workshop
     The workshop dealt with the topic of migration in Europe.

    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.

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  6. 08.09.2020 · ZEW (chs)
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    Digital Economy | Digitisation | Coronavirus | Data protection | data economy | Cloud Computing | Artificial intelligence | Data security
    The #ZEWlive about the findings on digitization from the coronavirus period.

    Since the coronavirus-related shutdown in spring, companies and employees in Germany have made extensive use of remote working. In the digital event #ZEWlive, Professor Irene Bertschek, head of the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy”, and Luka Mucic, CFO of SAP SE, discussed how the experience gained during the coronavirus crisis could be of benefit in the long term. This edition of the #ZEWlive digital event series focused on “COVID-19 and the Digital Economy: The Crisis as an Opportunity?”. The event was moderated by the journalist Elif Şenel and attracted about 150 spectators, who could participate in the discussion via chat.

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  7. 23.07.2020 · ZEW (ibe/bsc/ybr)
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    Digital Economy | Digitisation | Sharing Economy
    The 18th scientific conference of the research area "Digital Economy" took place virtually for the first time this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies at ZEW Mannheim has long been considered one of the most important international scientific events in the field of digital economy. The event, which took place for the 18th time, was organised by the ZEW Research Department “Digital Economy” on 2 July 2020 – with one major innovation: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event was held virtually for the first time ever and had a reduced programme. With almost 300 international researchers it was extremely successful.

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  8. 06.07.2020 · ZEW (gne/ybr/sby)
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    Coronavirus | Social inequality | ZEW Research Seminar | Social Policy
    The ZEW Research Seminar on Covid-19 and economic and social inequality was attended by 300 participants worldwide.

    How are inequalities changing as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis? What are the big challenges that await us in the world of tomorrow? What can be done to tackle inequalities in the future? Five renowned scholars gave their perspectives on these crucial questions in a special policy session of the ZEW research seminar series, held online on 19 June 2020 with almost 300 participants from all parts of the world.

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  9. 15.06.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Baden-Württemberg | Economic crisis | Coronavirus | Innovation | Regional government
    The #ZEWlive had as its theme the state of Baden-Württemberg, which is economically particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

    While the citizens of Baden-Württemberg continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the state as a business hub must grapple with the economic challenges posed by it. Many employees are still working in short-time work schemes, and solo self-employed workers fear that they go out of business. Supply chains have been disrupted, while the automotive industry and its suppliers are suffering from a collapse in both domestic and export demand. For ZEW Mannheim’s online event focussing on Baden-Württemberg’s path towards economic recovery from the coronavirus, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach discussed which economic policy measures the state could adopt in order to overcome the crisis. This is the third time the series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”, moderated by journalist Elif Şenel, was held in digital format for #ZEWlive.

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  10. 22.05.2020 · ZEW (ybr)
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    Mobility | Climate policy | Climate protection | Coronavirus
    Climate experts point out that combating the climate crisis during coronavirus crisis is still relevant.

    The coronavirus crisis and its severe consequences for the economy are currently still the most important problem to tackle. Measures to combat the pandemic have top priority in political decisions. Climate experts are right to point out, however, that the threat of global warming has lost none of its urgency. ZEW took this as an opportunity to discuss the coronavirus, climate protection and the resulting challenges for the transformation of transport systems in the third edition of the newly established digital format, #ZEWlive. The event, entitled “Mannheim’s Transition to New Forms of Mobility”, took place as part of the ZEW series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”. 

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