Events 2005

'Job Opportunities For Whom?' >>>

Report Launch

 

Report launch and conference at the WZB in Berlin investigating employment growth and restructuring in Germany and the UK. The event was hosted by WZB, whose Director Professor Kocka gave an opening address. The event featured eminent experts from both countries in addition to the authors of the AGF Report.

 

Date: 12 December 2005

The Impact of Turkey's Accession to the EU

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

Although the negotiation process for Turkish EU membership has now been started, great uncertainties about the membership still prevail. Moreover, the public opinion towards Turkey's membership is currently rather skeptical in many member states. Professor Widgrén's talk addressed these issues. He discussed the economic effects of Turkish membership as well as Turkey's impact on EU institutions, budget and the nature of the Union beyond membership of 27.

 

Date: 30 November 2005

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation

Conference

 

This one-day conference in London organised by the Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd (eftec) and Green Budget Germany (FOS) aimed to evaluate alternative policy options for the reduction of GHG emissions from aviation within the context of booming low-cost airlines, airport expansion and construction, unprecedented growth in flight numbers and increased air traffic congestion.

 

As aviation is the fastest growing source of GHG transport emissions in the European Union, the issue of how to reduce emissions from aviation is of considerable urgency. In particular Germany and Great Britain strengthen this topic on the international agenda, but with partially different economic instruments like cerosine taxes, ticket duties or emission trading. The conference in London aims to evaluate alternative policy options for the reduction of aviation emissions within the context of booming low-cost airlines, unprecedented growth in flight numbers, airport expansion and construction, and increased air traffic congestion.

 

Date: 21 November 2005

The Greying of the Labour MarketWhat can Britain and Germany learn from each other?

 

The employment of older workers has moved up the policy agenda in recent years . This was an expert roundtable at 34 Belgrave Square in London to discuss the the challenges and best practice arising from this topic. The discussion built on the Anglo-German Foundation report “ The Greying of the Labour Market: What can Britain and Germany learn from each other?”

 

Date: 27 October 2005

Productive Activities for the Unemployed >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

The deficiencies of Hartz IV are described, and changes are suggested for transforming the current job reduction program into a policy-structured, simple and powerful model for the reduction of unemployment.

 

Date: 26 October 2005

Europe Needs Migrant Workers but Who’ll Tell the Voters?

Report Launch

 

In recent years, the UK has benefited enormously from migrant labour, legal and illegal. The same is true in many other EU states, yet public opinion is still cautious at best, hostile at worst about immigration. A major new report - published and launched in London by the Anglo-German Foundation - assesses the looming conflict between the need for labour migration to developed European economies and the increasingly negative public view of immigration.

 

Date: 27 September 2005

Immigration for Growth and Social Cohesion

Report Launch

 

There is a growing tension around labour migration policy in both Germany and Britain. The economic goal is to fill gaps in the labour market and ensure economic competitiveness; the socio-political goal is to meet public concern about the impact of migration. Having examined the reasons and extent of the demand for labour migration in each country, the authors present - in Hamburg - their study that investigates why there is public resistance, what forms it takes, and how it differs from anti-immigrant sentiment.

 

Date: 25 August 2005

Trade Union Congress: Law at Work

 

Date: 5 July 2005

Pesticide Reduction Programmes in Germany and the UK Experiences and contributions within a Europe-wide approach

 

Conference in Hamburg.

 

Date: 5 July 2005

Institutional Changes in Contemporary European Capitalism:
Conflict, Contradiction and Complementarities >>>

Conference

 

A two-day conference in London designed to examine how different varieties of capitalism respond when faced with pressures for change: the new macro-economic regime resulting from EMU, supra-national regulation under the EU Single Market Programme, the accession of Eastern European economies, globalization, and domestic demographic and economic pressures.

 

Date: 3-4 June 2005

Immigration, Jobs and Wages: Theory, Evidence and Opinion

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

SPEAKER: Prof. Christian Dustmann, University College London

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 29 June 2005

Income Taxation in Germany: Trajectory and Perspectives >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

SPEAKER: Giacomo Corneo, Free University of Berlin

CHAIR: Regina Vogel, Anglo-German Foundation  

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 25 May 2005

Modernizing Britain: The Impact of New Labour

Conference

 

Annual Meeting of the German Association for the Study of British History and Politics (Arbeitskreis Deutsche Englandforschung) in Mühlheim. The conference analysed two parliamentary terms of the Labour Government from the point of view of British and German Scientists. They were measured against proposed modernisation strategies.

 

Date: 6-7 May 2005

Germany's Economic Performance:
From Unification to Euroisation >>>
Conference

 

The conference in London aimed to deepen the understanding of Germany's economic performance at the turn of the 21th century. The period under observation and analysis stretched from Germany's unification in 1990 over the death of the German Mark to first experiences with the EURO. Particular attention was given to East Germany.

 

Date: 29-30 April 2005

The Impact of a Temporary Help Job
An analysis of outcomes for participants in three government programs >>>

The Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

SPEAKER: Peter R. Mueser, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 26 April 2005

"Die glückliche Gesellschaft"

Lecture by Lord Richard Layard
Debate with Klaus F. Zimmermann

 

Richard Layard argues that economic growth does not automatically increase social harmony and that - in contrast - taxes can help improve the work-life balance of citizens and thus increase the overall wellbeing in a society. Governments should consider promoting a healthier philosophy of life that teaches new generations to distinguish between a hedonistic addiction to superficial pleasures and real happiness. His arguments have stimulated a wide-ranging debate in Britain and are sure to do the same in Germany. The event took place in Berlin.

 

Date: 13 April 2005

Reinventing the Public Employment Service
The changing role of employment assistance in Britain and Germany
Conference

 

A one-day conference in London at the Foundation’s premises on the reform of the public employment assistance regimes in Britain and Germany.

 

Date: 8 April 2005

The Changing Role of Employment Assistance

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

SPEAKER: Dan Finn, University of Portsmouth

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 30 March 2005

Making Trade Agreements More Supportive of Development

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

SPEAKER: Bernhard Hoekman, CEPR

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

2 March 2005

Das süße Gift der Staatsverschuldung:
Wege aus der Finanzierungskrise der öffentlichen Haushalte >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

SPEAKER: Oswald Metzger, Distinguished Fellow of DIW Berlin

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 26 January 2005