Think tank

Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

Centre for European Economic Research ‒ ZEW

Mannheim, Germany

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is a nonprofit and independent institute with the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH). Founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim, ZEW is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe. ZEW pursues four key objectives: To conduct research of the highest quality to provide exceptional economic policy advising to train young economists To inform the professional and lay public The Institute focuses on decision-makers in politics, economics, and administration, scientists in the national and international arena as well as the interested public. Regular interviews on the situation on the financial markets and business-related service providers as well as large-scale annual studies on technological competitiveness and innovation activities in the economy are representative for the different types of information provided by ZEW. The research department Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management performs economic analyses of environmental policy instruments. A guiding topic in the department's research is the cost efficiency of environmental regulation. The department plays a prominent role in environmental economic policy advising in Europe, in part due to its modular system of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. ZEW is also one of the leading institutions in the economic research of EU emissions trading.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.zew.eu

Address:
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH L 7,1 68161 Mannheim

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Germany, Global
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
 31
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Heinz König, Ernst-O. Schulze
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Achim Wambach, PhD
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Achim Wambach
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Achim Wambach
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
 190
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
50% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
45% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
 5,778
Germany average
 7,866
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
 122
Germany average
 3,620
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
 204
Germany average
 2,640
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 30/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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