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Leibniz Economic Summit: Leading economists will debate the economic consequences of the pandemic on March 4th

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Traditionally, heads of Leibniz economic research institutes hold discussions at the beginning of the year at the Leibniz Economic Summit. This year the debate will take place virtually and will revolve around the effects of the corona pandemic on the economy.

The economic consequences of the pandemic are not yet fully visible and will very likely be felt for longer. Together with the presidents of six economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association, we want to first discuss the effects of the pandemic on the German labor market and company existence. At the same time, we want to see whether permanent shifts in world trade are already visible today. What do these shifts mean for the future role of Europe and thus Germany in world trade?

The following presidents of Leibniz economic research institutes will discuss:
- Gabriel Felbermayr (Institute for World Economy at the University of Kiel),
- Marcel Fratzscher (DIW Berlin - German Institute for Economic Research),
- Clemens Fuest (ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich),
- Reint Gropp (Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle),
- Christoph M. Schmidt (RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen) and
- Achim Wambach (ZEW - Leibniz Center for European Economic Research Mannheim).

Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, will open the event. The business journalist Ursula Weidenfeld moderates the Leibniz economic summit.

Date: March 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Online event via Zoom.
Please register here to take part in the online event:

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Additional Information:

https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/ueber-uns/neues/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen-single/event/leibniz-wirtschaftsgipfel-die-oekonomischen-haben-der-pandemie-2021-03-04-12-00- 2.html