Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. It currently employs 172 persons, of which 2/3 are scientifically active. ZEW is a member-institute of the Leibniz Association, a network of research institutes with outstanding scientific qualifications.
The ZEW takes a predominantly microeconomic and microeconometric research approach to its research work and co-operates closely with other scientific disciplines. In this context, the research institute distinguishes itself, inter alia, in the analysis of internationally comparative questions in the European context and in the creation of databases which are eminently important as a basis for scientific research.
The ENTRACTE research project is coordinated by Dr. Oliver Schenker, acting deputy of the Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” and Professor Dr. Andreas Löschel, former head of this department at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim/ Germany.