YES! - Young Economic Summit 2019!

YES! 20192020-11-16T15:05:51+01:00

National Final, 26-27 September 2019

1st place:
Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim:
GreenPay – a private incentive system for a sustainable future

2nd place:
Gymnasium Köln-Pesch:
Shared Remote Offices – Enable Well-Paid Jobs in Rural Areas

3rd place:
Gymnasium bei St. Michael Schwäbisch-Hall:
P-Box – For Green Delivery

Jury Award for “Best Scientific Analysis”:
RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel:

The Finalists

in alphabetical order

Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Solution: REFUCATION – 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: Integra
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 – Pension Stabilization Equity 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 – For Green Delivery
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
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 Everyone
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: GreenPay – a private incentive system for a sustainable future
Climate Change and the European C02 Market by Carina Fugger and Sebastian Voigt, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

UK Guest Team (out of competition)

Malvern College

Solution: SWIGE – Saving the gig economy
Topic: The rise of the online gig: How can policy and the labour market adapt to modern gig work? by Annika Johnson, University of Bristol

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.

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.

Photo: (c) ASU

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.

Photo: (c) Hamburg Commercial Bank

Dr. Cyrus de la Rubia
Chief Economist
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

Cyrus de la Rubia is Chief Economist at Hamburg Commercial Bank where he works since 2005. Cyrus de la Rubia has a master degree in economics and holds a PhD in economics of the University of Potsdam. He started his career at Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika, heading the economics department. His main research fields are monetary policy, internationale trade and business cycles as well as digitization in connection with blockchain technology.

Katja Diehl
Federal Board Member of the VCD Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.
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.

Florentyna Farghly, Ph.D.
Research Advisor
Behavioural Insights Team

Flo is a Research Advisor working on financial behaviour projects as part of BIT’s Financial Capability Lab. Prior to taking on this role, Flo worked in the Social Capital team focusing on design, implementation and analysis of interventions that improve social mobility and inclusion. Flo holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Dr. Hans Haans
Academic Director
Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Hans Haans, Director of the Econasium and Academic director of the pre-master at Tilburg University. He also teaches and publishes in the field of Marketing and Marketing Research. One of the fields of expertise is Food Waste.

Photo: private

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.

Dr. Annika Johnson
Lecturer in Economics

Annika Johnson is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bristol, specialising in economics education. Her research focusses on the design of systems for allocating of goods when prices can’t legally be used, such as school choice, university admissions, social housing and human organs.

Photo: (c) hySOLUTIONS

Heinrich Klingenberg
Managing Director

Heinrich Klingenberg is Managing Director of the company hySOLUTIONS and an expert on public transport issues with more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of buses, including his membership in the board of the Hamburger Hochbahn AG. In 2005, he took over the management of the newly founded hySOLUTIONS GmbH with the aim of establishing the hydrogen economy in Hamburg. In 2009, the scope of tasks was expanded to include the field of electromobility. Key projects are the development of charging infrastructure for electric cars and buses, the expansion of the network of hydrogen refueling stations in Hamburg, the testing of fuel cell hybrid buses and battery buses with and without fuel cell as a range extender.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange
Professor of Economics
Universität Hamburg

Andreas Lange is a professor of economics at the University of Hamburg. Before, he had an appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. He serves as Co-Editor-in Chief for Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. His research includes theoretical, experimental and applied work on issues in public and environmental as well as behavioral economics.

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.

Photo: (c) ifo Institut

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).

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.

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.

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.

Prof. Dr. Sarah Smith
Professor of Economics

Sarah Smith is Professor and Head of Economics at the University of Bristol. She is also chair of the Royal Economic Society Womens Committee and chair of the Royal Economic Society Womens Committee and chair of the RES campaign to promote diversity in undergraduate economics. Her research interests are in empirical micro-economics, focusing primarily on public policy issues.

Shelly Steward, Ph.D.
Research Manager, Future of Work
The Aspen Institute

Shelly Steward serves as research manager for the Future of Work Initiative at the Aspen Institute, an international think tank that acts as a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. At the Future of Work Initiative, she examines the challenges facing workers and businesses in the 21st century, and identifies innovative solutions that can contribute to shared prosperity today and into the future.

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.

Photo: (c) DIW Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner
Chairman of The Social Advisory Council (Sozialbeirat der Bundesregierung)

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).

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.

Photo: (c) V. Winter

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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