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Aktuell: 21st ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists (17–18 July 2019)

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim is pleased to announce its 21st ZEW Summer Workshop in July 2019. This year’s workshop will cover recent topics and methods adopted in empirical public economics. A particular focus will be on causal inference as well as structural methods in public policy evaluations. The ZEW Summer Workshop provides a forum for discussion between doctoral students and established experts in the field. Doctoral students and postdocs who have completed their thesis within the last three years are encouraged to apply. Interested researchers should submit a full paper version and a CV in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later...Original link
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Press Release: Approved EU Emission Trading Reforms Drive up CO2 Prices

The prices for European emission allowances have tripled over the course of 2018 and have reached their highest level in ten years, with prices well above 20 euros per tonne of CO2. A central reason for this rapid surge in EUA prices are the planned reforms to the EU emissions trading system adopted at the beginning of 2018, imposing a stronger reduction of newly issued emission certificates per year from 2020 onwards and allowing for the deletion of surplus certificates from the so-called market stability reserve. This is the result of the latest ZEW Energy Market Barometer, a survey carried out by the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim among energy market...Original link
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Official data for the UK add to signs of economy at risk of contracting

Economy grows just 0.2% in fourth quarter with contraction seenin DecemberBroad-based weakening evident, with manufacturing, constructionand some service sectors in declineSurvey data suggest worse to come in Q1

The pace of UK economic growth slowed sharply at the end of2018, slipping into decline in December, according to officialdata. The numbers confirm the deterioration indicated by earliersurvey data, which also suggest that the slowdown intensified inJanuary as mounting Brexit uncertainty exacerbated a broader globaleconomic slowdown.

Economy sees disappointing end to 2018

The first official estimate of economic growth in the fourthquarter of 2018 indicated that GDP rose just 0.2%, markedly weakerthan the 0.6% expansion seen in the third quarter. The subdued endto the year meant 2018 saw the joint-weakest expansion of theeconomy since 2009, with growth of 1.4%.

The disappointing fourth quarter was even more striking due to a0.4% drop in output in December alone, which was the sharpestmonthly decline for nearly three years. The sudden worsening in thepace of economic growth matches the signal from the PMI surveys,which pointed to a 0.1% expansion in the fourth quarter.

The details provided scant hope of encouragement. Businessinvestment fell for a fourth successive quarter, with the rate ofdecline gathering pace to leave investment 3.0% lower than a yearago.

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ZEW-Gutachten: Steuerlicher Digitalisierungsindex 2018

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Industrial production down by 0.9% in euro area

In December 2018 compared with November 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2018, industrial production fell by 1.7% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.Original link
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ZEW-Gutachten: Studie zur Steuervermeidung von Konzernen weist gravierende methodische Mängel auf

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Crime Victimisation, Australia

Crime rates lower than a decade ago (Media Release)Original link
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Crime Victimisation, Australia

KEY FINDINGS

This release presents results from the 2017–18 national Crime Victimisation Survey, which is the tenth in the annual series.

PERSONAL CRIME

Victimisation rate

During the 2017–18 reference period, approximately 5.0% (966,600) of Australians aged 15 years and over experienced a selected personal crime. This includes an estimated:

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Preschool Education, Australia

Preschool enrolments remain stableOriginal link
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Aktuell: ZEW Launches Seven New SEEK Research Projects in 2019

In 2019, ZEW launches seven new projects as part of the international research programme “Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies” . In these projects ZEW researchers will analyse the specific aspects of European economic development and shed light on the conditions for intelligent, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.Original link
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