The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. It currently employs 183 persons.
ZEW plays a prominent role in environmental economic policy advising in Europe, in part due to its modular system of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models (PACE). ZEW is also one of the leading institutions in the economic research of EU emissions trading, climate and energy policy. In analysing environmental economic problems and policies, the department utilises both qualitative and quantitative analytic methods based on modern microeconomic theory. ZEW has been involved in several EU funded projects related to climate policy analysis.
Role of ZEW in the Step by Step project: ZEW will monitor and evaluate deployment of the project and the project impact in terms of energy saving, using among others experiment methods.
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