ZEW Discussion Papers


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 No. 02-62 // 2002

    Assessing Voluntary Commitments: Monitoring is Not Enough!

    This paper deals with a special type of voluntary approach to protect the environment, for example, that we would like to term voluntary commitment. Its major characteristic is that it represents a unilateral…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-82 // 2002

    Firm Level Implications of Early Stage Venture Capital Investment – An Empirical Investigation –

    The paper analyses the impact of venture capital finance on growth and innovation activities of young German firms. Among other variables, our panel of firm data includes data on venture capital funding and…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-81 // 2002

    ICT and International Corporate Taxation: Tax Attributes and Scope of Taxation

    In this paper, an outline of the consequences of the increased use of ICT on international corporate taxation, namely on the tax attributes and the scope of taxation, is given. It is argued that the concept of…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-80 // 2002

    Competition in the German Broadband Access Market

    This paper gives a survey of the current state of competition in the German Broadband access market. Existing regulations and their impact on the deployment of high-speed Internet access are evaluated. It is…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-77 // 2002

    What Drives Market Structure? On the Relation Between Firm Demographic Processes, Firms’ Innovative Behaviour and Market Structure.

    In this paper we suggest an structural model that specifies firm growth as a function of firm specific parameters and of competition for purchase power with other firms on a given market. Moreover, we…

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