Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Mannheim, Germany

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) was founded in 1990 as a non-profit research institute in Mannheim and is now one of the leading European economic research institutes. ZEW’s guiding research mission is the economic analysis of functioning markets and European institutions. One focus is on internationally comparative issues in the European context.

Currently ZEW is divided into six research departments and three research groups. The six research areas are: Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy; Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics; Information and Communication Technologies; International Finance and Financial Management; Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management; Corporate Taxation and Public Finance. The three research groups are: International Distribution and Redistribution; Market Design; Competition and Regulation.