YES! - Young Economic Summit 2019!

YES! 2019 Vorbereitung2019-09-12T14:42:20+02:00

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Carsten Hansen
Leiter Innenstadtlogistik
Bundesverband Paket und Expresslogistik e. V. (BIEK)

Parcel delivery becomes more and more a crucial part of ensuring the main functions of Cities.
Not even one City could provide good living conditions without a well-functioning delivery of goods. As Commissioner of Citylogistics of the German Parcel and Express Association (BIEK) it‘s my main task to keep the Cities with their municipal councils informed about the Parcel Companies needs and possible delivery concepts.

Photo: (c) Renate Bauereiss, DJI

Dr Christina Boll
Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI)

Dr Christina Boll is an economist. She works with the Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI) in Munich where she is heading the Research Area “Families and Family Policies”. Further, she lectures economics at the University of the Federal Employment Agency. Her main research fields are family and labour economics with gender, digitization and demographic change as crosscutting issues.

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Prof. Dr Gert G. Wagner
DIW Berlin

Gert G. Wagner is Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Max Planck Fellow at the MPI for Human Development (Berlin), and a Research Associate of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HHIG, Berlin). He is a member of the “National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)”, chairman of The Social Advisory Council (Sozialbeirat der Bundesregierung), and he serves on the German federal government’s commission “Reliable Intergenerational Contract” (Verlaesslicher Generationenvertrag, 2018-2020),

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Dr Harry Lehmann
German Federal Environment Agency

Since 2004, physicist Dr. Harry Lehmann is head of the division “Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies” of the German Federal Environment Agency. After working in the field of fundamental research in physics, he founded and owned 1984 the Engineering Consultancy “UHL Data” for systems analysis and simulation in the field of energy and environment. From 1990 until 1999 he was at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Then he founded and was Director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Innovations, at that time he was also Director of Greenpeace International “Solutions Unit”. He was an early member of the Factor 10 Club for resource productivity and sustainable use of natural resources and is now the president of it. He is one of the founders of Eurosolar and was there the vice president from 2000 to 2006. Since 2011 he is executive Chairman of the World Renewable Energy Council and since 2014, he is a Board Member of the World Resources Association (WRFA). Since 1985, Harry Lehmann has been lecturer – amongst others – at the University of Luneburg.

Prof. Dr Holger D. Thiele
Professor for Agricultural Economics and Statistics

Prof. Dr Holger Thiele is a Professor for Agricultural Economics and Statistics at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. He gives lectures in Agricultural and Environmental Policy and in Basics of Businessplanning. Prof. Thiele is also responsible for the AgriFood-Start-Ups and currently supports Start-Ups dealing with milk price risk management and animal welfare.


Katja Diehl
Communication Consulting

Katja Diehl comes from Hamburg and is a communications and management consultant focusing on New Mobility, New Work and Diversity. She holds keynotes, moderates events and workshops and hosts the podcast #SheDrivesMobility every 14 days.
After starting as a journalist and press spokeswoman as well as expertise in leading positions at logistics and mobility companies, she advises companies and start-ups on their brand communication and positioning.

Dr Jens Reich
Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr Jens Reich is employed by Deutsche Bundesbank. As a member of the Strategic Policy Group of the DG Financial Stability he is responsible for General questions regarding financial stability. As Deputy Head of the Vice President’s Office he coordinates all tasks regarding financial stability for the Vice President.

Jill Addo
Federal Employment Agency

Jill Addo is a lawyer who works as an expert for the coordination unit refugees at the headquarters of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg. Before that, she worked for the Employer Services Department Hamburg on ‘third country nationals’ admission into the german labour market.

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Prof. Dr Mechthild Wolff
Head of BA Social Work in Child and Youth Care
Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Since 2002 Prof. Dr. Wolff has been working as a senior professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of applied Scienes in Landshut/Bavaria. Her major job is to give seminars and lectures, her focus is pedagogy, child protection and chilrens´s rights. Additionally, she is involved in several research projects which deal with child protection in professional organisations, such as schools, children´s homes, clinics and so on.

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Peter Byck
Professor of Practice + Director/Producer
Arizona State Universty + Carbon Nation

Peter Byck is a professor of practice at Arizona State University, in both the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of Journalism. He is the director, producer and writer of “Carbon Nation.” He is currently helping to lead a $5.3 million research project on Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) grazing; collaborating with 20 scientists and 10 ranchers, focused on soil health & soil carbon storage, microbial/bug/bird biodiversity, water cycling and much more. Byck is preparing to release a feature-length documentary
(in 10 parts), Carbon Cowboys, focused on regenerative grazing: and is in production on a long-form documentary on the AMP grazing research project.
Byck’s 1st documentary, “Garbage,” won the South by Southwest Film Festival, screened in scores of festivals and played at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center. Byck’s 2nd documentary, “Carbon Nation”, has screened all over the world; it won the IVCA Clarion Award, the GreenMe Global Festival, and was runner-up for the EMA Award.

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Prof. Dr Panu Poutvaara
Professor of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Panu Poutvaara is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich (LMU Munich) and Director of the ifo Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research. His main research interests are migration, public economics, and political economics. He is also member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR-Migration).

Photo: (c) Uwe Lewandowski

Rolf Meyer
Managing Director
CityWOW! GmbH & Co. KG

Rolf Meyer is shareholder and supervisory board member of Meyer & Meyer Holding SE & Co. KG, a forwarding company based in Osnabrück. Meyer & Meyer is regarded as one of the pioneers in the field of battery-powered heavy trucks. Rolf Meyer is also Managing Director of the consulting firm CityWOW!, which supports municipalities in sustainable urban development, and Deputy Chairman of the DIHK Transport Committee.

Sigrid Richter-Unger
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Prävention und Intervention bei Kindesmisshandlung, -vernachlässigung und sexualisierter Gewalt e.V.

Ms Richter-Unger is a member of the executive board of the German Society for Prevention and Intervention in Child Abuse, Neglect and Sexualised Violence. The DGfPI is an association of approximately 750 experts (individuals and institutions) who have set themselves the common goal of actively campaigning for the improvement of child protection and is, among other things, the sponsor of model projects for the sexualised abuse of children. Mrs. Richter-Unger herself has headed a counselling centre for many years and is active, among other things, in the therapy of perpetrators.

Dr Stefan Profit
German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Stefan Profit holds the position of a Deputy Director General in the Economic Policy Department of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. His directorate deals with macroeconomic developments, economic analyses and projections. He has an academic background in labour economics holding a doctoral degree in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin.

Photo: (c) Sven Lorenz / RWI

Prof. Dr Thomas Bauer
Vice President
RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Thomas Bauer is currently Vice-President of RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and professor of economics at the University of Bochum (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). His main research interests are in the fields of migration, labor economics and micoreconometrics.

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Thorsten Wilhelm
Founder and CEO
eresult GmbH

Since 1996, Thorsten Wilhelm has been supporting his customers in implementing a “Design for User Experience”. Thorsten Wilhelm works 1-2 days a week in Coworking-Spaces; he appreciates the atmosphere there, the exchange and the community spirit. That’s why he is also committed to the development of coworking spaces in rural areas. Thorsten Wilhelm is Vice Chairman of the Digital Design Working Group at BITKOM and is involved in the creation of the “UX / Digital Designer (f/m/d)” career profile.

Wiebke Weger

Wiebke Weger is a freelance marketing expert with more than 20 years of working experience in the fields of digitisation of customer communication, strategy development and consumer goods marketing.

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 und Madhinee Valeyatheepillay, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Bundesfinale 26. und 27. September 2019

Die Finalisten

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 und 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
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
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.
Strengthening labour market integration of refugees: Which approaches work? by Paul Berbée, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Gymnasium an der Gartenstraße Möchengladbach

Solution: PSEC-Reform – Facing the consequences of demographic change
Topic: Maintaining intergenerational justice when populations are aging: How to distribute scarce resources across generations? by Philipp Jäger, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Gymnasium bei St. Michael Schwäbisch Hall

Solution: P-Box
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
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
Who needs banks? Or, does finance spur economic growth? by Felix Noth, IWH – Halle Institute for Economic Research

RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel

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

Robert-Schuman-Gymnasium Cham

Solution: Improving equality of opportunities with My2tor
Topic: Improving Equality of Opportunity: Key to a fair society? by Domenika Langenmayer and Lennard Zyska, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim

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

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