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Summer School "Theory and Practice of Economic Policy Advice" - this year digitally conducted with great success

This year, the association "Netzwerk ökonomische Bildung und Beratung e.V." (NÖBB e.V.) has conducted the annual Summer School on "Theory and Practice of Economic Policy Advice" in digital form with great success. The Summer School was very well received by doctoral and master students from all over Germany and Austria who had previously successfully completed the application procedure for participation. Jutta Günther and Philip Kerner participated as co-organizers with the team at the Ruhr-University Bochum, which was in charge of the project.

The program consisted of contributions from lecturers from research, politics and consulting practice, e.g. from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Institute of the German Economy, the Institute for Macroeconomics and Business Cycle Research, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and many more.

Jutta Günther was involved as a lecturer on the topic of "Scientifically Sound Consulting in Economic and Innovation Policy" and focused on the role of empirical economic research in economic and innovation policy consulting. She presented examples from structural and regional policy, among other things with regard to the continuing economic inequality between East and West Germany.

The association "Netzwerk ökonomische Bildung und Beratung e.V. (NÖBB e.V.) was founded in Bochum in 2018 and is committed to economic, social and ecological sustainability as well as method pluralistic work in economics. Among other things, the association aims to show young academics career perspectives in economic policy consulting and to build a bridge between theory and practice.