Qualified economic advising and practical support for companies requires scientific foundations for the research work that underlies these advisory services. This is the task of the eight research departments of the ZEW. For further information click on one of the research departments below.

ZEW's organisation is subdivided into eight research departments:

  • Labour Markets and Human Resources

    The Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” investigates institutions and working conditions in firms. more

  • Digital Economy

    The “Digital Economy” Research Department studies the impact of digitalisation on economic processes. more

  • Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics

    The Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” investigates the behaviour of firms under dynamic market conditions. more

  • International Finance and Financial Management

    The “International Finance and Financial Management” Research Department analyses financial markets and financial decision-making in the light of global trends such as demographic change, digitalisation and climate change. more

  • Market Design

    The Research Department “Market Design” focuses on the analysis and optimisation of markets. Its aim is to improve the performance of existing markets by actively shaping market rules. more

  • Social Policy and Redistribution

    The Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” investigates trends in income and wealth distribution. more

  • Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management

    The “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” Research Department investigates the optimal function of markets and institutions with regard to environmental aspects and resource scarcity. more

  • Corporate Taxation and Public Finance

    The “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department addresses questions related to corporate taxation and empirical public economics. more