2019 Facts and Figures:

  • 5 regions
  • 11 partner institutions
  • 100 team applications with more than 1,000 students
  • 60 teams were selected
  • They are working together with about 60 researchers
  • 40 topics were proposed by the researchers

The YES! 2019 has been our largest competition to date. In June and July, student teams presented their ideas at five regional finals. The two teams from each region that got the most votes from their fellow teams will come to Hamburg on September 26-27 for the National Final.

These are the teams and their solutions:

Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Solution: Integration of refugees through education
Topic: From Flight to Labour Market – How Can the Integration of Refugees Succeed? by Yvonne Giesing, Carla Rhode, Tanja Stitteneder and Madhinee Valeyatheepillay, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Berlin International School

Solution: ProtectMe – An App Helping to Protect Victims of Sexual Abuse
Topic:
Understanding why and how much people lie by Kai Barron, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Burg-Gymnasium Bad Bentheim

Solution: H like hope – H like H-bike
Topic:
Rethinking Mobility: We need a fundamental Transportation Transformation by Marco Horvarth, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Engelsburg Gymnasium Kassel

Solution: Promoting diversity and taking advantage of it. Integration of refugees into the employment market.
Topic:
Strengthening labour market integration of refugees: Which approaches work? by Paul Berbée, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Gymnasium bei St. Michael Schwäbisch Hall

Solution: P-Box
Topic:
The last-mile challenge – How can the economic objectives of delivery services be agreed with a resource-conserving urban development? by Caroline Vogel und Sabine Rumscheidt, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Gymnasium Köln-Pesch

Solution: Shared Remote Offices – Enable Well-Paid Jobs in Rural Areas
Topic:
The rural-urban divide: How can rural areas keep up? by Fernanda Martinez Flores and Gökay Demir, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium Dresden

Solution: A Safe Bank Account for every Citizen of the European Union
Topic:
Who needs banks? Or, does finance spur economic growth? by Felix Noth, IWH – Halle Institute for Economic Research

RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel

Solution: Upgreening
Topic:
Traffic Concepts for the City of Tomorrow by Timm Leinker and Luca Wettlaufer, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp

Solution: Be schlau, eat less cow
Topic:
Climate Protection: How to change our way of life? by Christine Merk, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim

Solution: Green Pay
Topic:
Climate Change and the European C02 Market by Carina Fugger and Sebastian Voigt, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

The Topics

Can Digitalization Contribute to a Fairer World?
by Dennis Görlich, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Traffic Concepts for the City of Tomorrow
by Timm Leinker and Cora Wacker-Theodorakopoulos, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

The Rise of Populism
by Manuel Funke and Michael Bayerlein, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Ensuring Equal Opportunities on the Job Market
by Lena Detlefsen and Katharina Lima de Miranda, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Climate Protection: How to change our way of life?
by Christine Merk, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Can Trade Wars be won?
by Rolf J. Langhammer, IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Can International Peace Missions contribute to a peaceful Life in countries of conflict?
by Hannah Smidt, GIGA German Institute for National and Regional Studies

How can the negative consequences of job displacement be attenuated?
by Daniel Fackler, IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research

Who needs banks? Or, does finance spur economic growth?
by Felix Noth, IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research

Monetary-Fiscal Policy Interaction in Europe: Past, Present, and Future
by Boreum Kwak, IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research

No child left behind: Digitizing education in an economically and socially responsible way
by Henry Sauermann, ESMT Berlin

Sleeping bags on shopping streets: Tackling homelessness in a prosperous society
by Henry Sauermann, ESMT Berlin

Male engineers and female teachers – The gender gap in the fields of study
by Julia Schmieder, Aline Zucco and Claire Samtleben, DIW German Institute for Economic Research Berlin

Private old-age provision in sight in Germany: Poor products and behavioural anomalies – what to do?
by Kornelia Hagen, DIW German Institute for Economic Research Berlin

College enrollment – are those enrolled informed?
by Frauke H. Peter, DIW German Institute for Economic Research Berlin

The role of narratives and social media in the polarization of beliefs and attitudes
by Kai Barron, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Understanding why and how much people lie
by Kai Barron, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Jobs for the future: Dream jobs in the care sector
by Friederike Molitor, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

An Unconditional Basic Income in Germany – A Model for the Future or Utopian Wishful Thinking?
by Marc Stöckli, ifo Institute Munich

Efficient Energy Use: Your Role as Change-Agent
by Markus Zimmer, ifo Instiute Munich

The last-mile challenge – How can the economic objectives of delivery services be agreed with a resource-conserving urban development?
by Sabine Rumscheidt and Caroline Vogel, ifo Institute Munich

From Flight to Labour Market – How can the Integration of Refugees Succeed?
Tanja Stitteneder, Yvonne Giesing, Carla Rhode and Madhinee Valeyatheepillay, ifo Institute Munich

Chalkbored? Improving meaningful digitization in German schools
by Simon Wiederhold and Katharina Hartinger, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

How to foster the human capital and language acquisition of immigrants?
by Alexander Danzer and Carsten Feuerbaum, , Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Improving Equality of Opportunity: Key to a fair society?
by Dominika Langenmayr and Lennard Zyska, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

How much is enough? Criteria for measuring the subsistance level
by Jörg Althammer, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Strengthening labour market integration of refugees: Which approaches work?
by Paul Berbée and Katrin Sommerfeld, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Equal opportunities in the education sector
by Lukas Riedel, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Optimum distribution of child-care places
by Nicolas Fugger, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Tackling the problem of housing unaffordability! – but how?
by Frank Brückbauer and Carolin Schmidt, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Helping Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises Grow
by Bastian Krieger, Mila Köhler, Moritz Lubcyk and Markus Trunschke, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Going digital – Leading companies into a successful future
by Jörg Ohnemus and Steffen Viete, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Climate Change and the European C02 Market
by Claire Gavard, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Facts vs. Fake News – Why Digital Science Communication is getting more important
by Daniela Heimberger and Felix Kretz, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim

Digital Transformation and New Forms of Price Differentiation – What about Social Acceptance?
by Clemens Recker and Rebekka Rehm, iwp Institute for Economic Policy, Cologne

Economics of Global Warming – Efficient Ways to Climate Change Mitigation
by Lukas Tomberg, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

Health care challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations
by Corinna Hentschker, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

Adjusting Mobility: It Requires a Fundamental Traffic Turnaround
by Marco Horvath, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

What Could a Fair Equalisation of Burdens Look Like, When There are More Older and Less Younger People?
Philipp Jäger, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

Career and Family: How to Coordinate Higher Education, Job, and Family in a Better Way?
by Matthias Westphal, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

The rural-urban divide: How can rural areas keep up?
by Fernanda Martinez Flores and Goekay Demir, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

Chalkbored? Improving meaningful digitisation in German schools.
by Rebecca Fehn & Sylvi Rehm, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Essen

The Teams

  • Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums, Hamburg
  • Gymnasium Brunsbüttel
  • Gymnasium Hochrad Hamburg
  • Gymnasium Wellingdorf
  • Kivinan – Das berufliche Bildungszentrum, Zeven
  • Lloyd Gymnasium Bremerhaven
  • Oberschule am Leibnizplatz, Bremen
  • RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel
  • Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp
  • Sophie-Scholl-Gymnasium, Itzehoe
  • Martin-Andersen-Nexö Gymnasium Dresden
  • Berlin International School
  • Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Gerhart- Hauptmann-Gymnasium
  • Freies-Gymnasium- Borsdorf
  • Alfred Nobel Gesamtschule Potsdam
  • Hildegard-Wegscheider-Gymnasium
  • Gymnasium Martineum Halberstadt
  • Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium Maxdorf
  • Robert-Schuman-Gymnasium, Cham
  • Gymnasium Waldkraiburg
  • Dientzenhofer-Gymnasium Bamberg
  • Gymnasium Miesbach
  • Gabrieli-Gymnasium Eichstätt
  • Luitpold Gymnasium München
  • Hildegardis Gymnasium Kempten
  • Gymnasium bei Sankt Michael, Schwäbisch-Hall
  • Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Stuttgart
  • Team Heidelberg
  • Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg Geisenheim
  • Hohe Landesschule Hanau
  • Richard-Müller-Schule Fulda BBS
  • Käthe-Kollwitz Schule Neustadt
  • Kurfürst Ruprecht Gymnasium Neustadt an der Weinstraße
  • Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim
  • Engelsburg Gymnasium, Kassel
  • BSZ Leonberg
  • Lessinggymnasium Mannheim
  • BBS Burgdorf
  • International School Ruhr, Essen
  • Gesamtschule Waldbröl
  • Burg-Gymnasium Bad Bentheim
  • Elsa-Brandström-Gymnasium Oberhausen
  • Kaufmännisches Berufskolleg Walther Rathenau Duisburg
  • Gymnasium an der Gartenstraße, Möchengladbach
  • Maria-Sibylla-Merian-Gesamtschule Herzogenrath
  • Friedrich-List-Berufskolleg Hamm
  • Gymnasium Köln-Pesch
  • Städtisches Meerbusch Gymnasium
  • Marion-Dönhoff-Gymansium Nienburg

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