ZEW Discussion Papers

Overview

Researchers at the ZEW participate in scientific debates by publishing their papers. The papers are predominantly in English (marked). For the German papers an English abstract is available. The contributions are intended for a final publication in special interest titles. The discussion papers can be downloaded as PDF or PostScript files starting from 1.1.1998. They aimed at national and international target groups.

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Climate Change Mitigation: How Effective Is Green Quantitative Easing?

    We develop a two sector incomplete markets integrated assessment model to analyze the effectiveness of green quantitative easing (QE) in complementing fiscal policies for climate change mitigation. We model…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    ZEW-EviSTA: A Microsimulation Model of the German Tax and Transfer System

    This article describes ZEW-EviSTA®, the microsimulation model developed and used at ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim. The model simulates the German tax and transfer system using household…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    ZEW-EviSTA: A Microsimulation Model of the German Tax and Transfer System

    This article describes ZEW-EviSTA, the microsimulation model developed and used at ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim. The model simulates the German tax and transfer system using household…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Reversing Fortunes of German Regions, 1926–2019: Boon and Bane of Early Industrialization?

    This paper shows that 19th-century industrialization is an important determinant of the significant changes in Germany’s economic geography observed in recent decades. Using novel data on economic activity in…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Minimum Wages and the Rise in Solo Self-Employment

    Solo self-employment is on the rise despite less favorable working conditions compared to traditional jobs. We show that the introduction of minimum wages in German industries led to an increase in the share…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Estimation of Group Structures in Panel Models with Individual Fixed Effects

    The fixed effects (FE) panel model is one of the main econometric tools in empirical economic research. A major practical limitation is that the parameters on time-constant covariates are not identifiable.…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Nowcasting the Impact of Covid-19 on Education, Intergenerational Mobility and Earnings Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Using microsimulations, we nowcast the impact of learning losses caused by COVID-19 on secondary school completion rates, intergenerational mobility of education, and long-run earnings inequality in eight…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Economic Consequences of a Sudden Stop of Energy Imports: The Case of Natural Gas in Germany

    This policy report studies the effects of a sudden stop of natural gas imports from Russia on the German economy. The analysis focuses on the supply-side effects that arise when a gas shortage affects production…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    More Money or Better Procedures? Evidence From an Energy Efficiency Assistance Program

    We contribute to the literature on how program design affects program performance among vulnerable groups by studying the effects of varying the subsidy level and program procedures in an energy efficiency…

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