ZEW policy briefs

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ZEW policy briefs are four-page documents, containing brief and lucid information on ZEW research results of practical significance for business, policy, and administration. At the moment, several ZEW policy briefs are being edited.

  1. ZEW policy brief // 2022

    Significant Costs, Limited Benefits

    In order to curb tax-motivated profit shifting and limit international tax competition, 137 signatory countries to the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) agreed in 2021 to introduce a…

  2. ZEW policy brief // 2022

    Price Subsidies May Impair Competition in Retail Market for Natural Gas

    Policymakers have been discussing various potential measures to cushion the impact of skyrocketing gas prices and prevent supply shortages. On 10 October 2022 an expert commission in Germany proposed a plan to…

  3. ZEW policy brief // 2022

    The Centralization of Natural Gas Procurement in the EU: An Economic Perspective

    In this policy brief, we review the main trade-offs associated with joint procurement, or procurement “centralization”, as identified by procurement scholars. We then focus on the specific case of natural gas.…

  4. ZEW policy brief // 2022

    Significant Costs, Limited Benefits: A Global Minimum Tax in Germany

    In order to curb tax-motivated profit shifting and limit international tax competition, 137 signatory countries to the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) agreed in 2021 to introduce a…