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  1. Comment // 03.12.1998

    Statement on Proposed Tax Reform

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Prof. Jacobs, chairholder at the University of Mannheim, analysed the draft legislation for the corporate tax reform for 1999, 2000 and 2002 with respect to…
  2. Research // 30.11.1998

    Long-run Risks Concerning the Oil Price Cannot Be Fully Controlled

    Since the oil price is lower than it has been in a long time, many a company comes up with the idea to secure a favourable purchase price for oil for themselves on the long run by buying forward. However, there…
  3. Research // 18.11.1998

    Ecological Tax Reform

    In the context of the coalition talks between the Social Democratic Party of Germany and Alliance‘90/The Greens, the implementation of an ecological tax reform was agreed upon. Concrete information concerning…
  4. Research // 20.10.1998

    Innovative East German Businesses Are Faster in Reaching West German Level

    Despite remarkable progress in terms of adjustment, the productivity of the East German industry is still below the West German level. However, the individual East German businesses differ considerably from one…
  5. Research // 16.10.1998

    Business-Related Service Providers: No Further Economic Development Expected

    The economic situation in the business-related services sector has remained at a constant high level in the third quarter of 1998. Merely the expectations concerning the earnings situation has improved once…
  6. Research // 06.10.1998

    Business-related Service Providers: New Technologies Displace Unskilled Workers

    One of the most serious problems of current economic policy is the high unemployment rate. Yet, whereas in the manufacturing industry jobs are continuously being phased out, the service sector is regarded as…
  7. Research // 22.09.1998

    Price Setting Strategies of German Companies in Export Markets

    The profit margin of German exporters remains largely unaffected by exchange rate fluctuations. In the case of a real appreciation of the DM, an average of 20 per cent of the appreciation - on the basis of 65…
  8. Research // 08.09.1998

    Environmental Policy’s Impact on Innovation Behaviour of Businesses

    A current study carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim contradicts with the view, that it is, above all, government regulations that contribute to environmental protection.…
  9. Research // 26.08.1998

    Self-employment Increasingly Important Among University Graduates

    The number of self-employed academics is often underestimated. And yet, the self-employment rate among foremen, technicians and university graduates in Germany is far higher than among employees with an…


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