04/09/2013: SFB 884 Spokesperson comments on Cyprus bailout deal
The Cyprus Bailout Deal And Its Political Consequences
Professor Thomas König, spokesperson to the SFB 884, discusses the "blame game" related to the Cyprus bailout deal and political consequences in an Interview with SWR 2.
01/08/2013: Conference Call: Reforming Europe
Call for Papers
Mannheim, December 05/06, 2013
Focus: Our society faces great economic and social challenges. There is widespread consensus that reforms are necessary to cope with these challenges. At the level of political decision making, these challenges require sophisticated political reforms, as they have the potential to seriously disturb our economic, political and social order. Yet, reform-making is frequently delayed, compromised, or even aborted due to a lacking consensus. At the individual level, there is growing skepticism regarding biased information about reform making, the unfair distribution of the costs of reforms and the false promises on the effectiveness of political reforms. The following questions may serve as examples for the kind of topics our conference wants to focus on:
- Labor Market and Health Reforms
- Financial and Public Sector Reforms
- Institutional Reforms
The methodological scope of the conference is wide: We equally welcome theoretical contributions and empirical ones. Econometric analyses based on micro-data (such as population surveys, household panels or experiments) are invited as well as macro-data approaches (e.g. country panel analyses). We encourage economists, political scientists and psychologists to contribute.
Paper submission procedure: You are invited to hand in individual proposals for the conference. These should include an extended abstract or, preferably, the full paper. Submissions should be emailed as pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 14, 2013.
Acceptance of proposals will be notified by November 1, 2013. Completed papers will be required by November 22, 2013, and will be posted on http://reforms.uni-mannheim.de/reforming-europe. The website will periodically provide updated information regarding the congress. No conference fee will be charged. We will cover accommodation and travelling expenses for presenters of accepted papers.
• Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 ”Political Economy of Reforms“
• ZEW Mannheim
Scientific Committee: Clemens Fuest (ZEW, financial reforms) · Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim, Labor market and health reform) · Thomas König (University of Mannheim – SFB 884, institutional reforms)
Electronic Submission Deadline: October 14, 2013
Acceptance of Proposals: November 1, 2013
Final Paper Submission Deadline: November 22, 2013
Sonderforschungsbereich 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” – Universität Mannheim
Stephan Solomon, Central Administration SFB 884
68131 Mannheim · Germany
Phone: +49/621/181-3347 or -3450, Fax +49/621/181-3451
01/09/2013: Re-Evaluation of the SFB 884
Re-Evaluation of the SFB 884
On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17-18, the Collaborative Research Center 884 will be evaluated by the German Science Foundation (DFG) for funding the current work and new research proposals for a period of four further years. Together with 16 referees and members of the DFG, the principal investigators will present and discuss their previous work and planned projects in presentations, poster sessions, plenary discussions and referee workshops.