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. 01-22 // 2001

    A Simple Game-theoretic Framework for studying R&D expenditures and R&D Cooperation

    This paper derives a three stage Cournot duopoly game for research collaboration, research expenditures and product market competition. The amount of knowledge firms can absorb is made dependent on their own…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-47 // 2001

    The Gender Gap in Labor Market Participation and Employment: A Cohort Analysis for West Germany

    Labor market participation rates of West German females hav risen during the last decades,whereas participation rates of males hav declined or remained stable. Nevertheless,differences in aggregate gender…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-72 // 2001

    Managerial Ownership and Firm Performance in German Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    We analyze the relationship between managerial ownership and company performance, testing the incentive and entrenchment hypothesis. Differently from previous literature, we focus on small and medium-sized…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-71 // 2001

    Do Temporary Workers Receive Risk-Premiums?

    The wage effects of fixed-term contracts (FTCs) are analysed with the GSOEP for West Germany. Different estimators which take into account selection bias are used. It is shown that propensity…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-69 // 2001

    The Effects of Website Provision on the Demand for German Women’s Magazines

    What happens to demand if a magazine launches a website? This question is empirically analyzed for the German women’s magazine market, a particularly large segment of the German magazine where fierce competition…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-68 // 2001

    Economic Impacts of a Premature Nuclear Phase-Out in Switzerland

    This paper investigates the economic impacts of two policy proposals: "Strom ohne Atom" (SOA) and "Moratorium Plus" (MOP), both of which contain a premature phase-out of nuclear power in Switzerland. While MOP…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-66 // 2001

    The Impact of Office Machinery and Computer Capital on the Demand for Heterogeneous Labor

    This paper analyzes the impact of office machinery and computer capital (OCM) on the demand for heterogeneous labor. A system of static and dynamic input demand equations based on the quadratic and the Leontief…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-65 // 2001

    Contraction of Global Carbon Emissions: How Acceptable Are Alternative Emission Entitlement Schemes?

    The allocation of emission entitlements across countries is the single most controversial issue in international climate policy. Extreme positions within the policy debate range from entitlements based on…

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