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. 01-63 // 2001

    Dynamics in Ownership and Firm Survival: Evidence from Corporate Germany

    This study investigates the determinants of changes in corporate ownership and firm failure, taking into account different types of sellers and buyers of control blocks. For a large panel of German corporations…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-62 // 2001

    Technological Change in Economic Models of Environmental Policy: A Survey

    This paper provides an overview of the treatment of technological change in economic models of environmental policy. Numerous economic modeling studies have confirmed the sensitivity of mid- and long-run…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-67 // 2001

    Fair Division with General Equilibrium Effects and International Climate Politics

    This paper introduces a solution for the fair division of common property resources in production economies with multiple inputs and outputs. It is derived from complementing the Walrasian solution by welfare…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-60 // 2001

    A Mean Variance King? Creation and Resolution of Uncertainty Under the Employment Report’s Reign

    This paper delineates the simultaneous impact of non-anticipated information on first and second moments of the intraday price process by including appropriate variables accounting for the news flow into both…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-59 // 2001

    Evaluating Environmental Programs: The Perspective of Modern Evaluation Research

    Large-scale environmental programs generally commit substantial societal re-sources, making the evaluation of their actual effects on the relevant outcomes imperative. As the example of the subsidization of…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-58 // 2001

    Market Power in International Emission Trading

    This paper investigates the implications of U.S. withdrawal on environmental effectiveness, economic efficiency, and the distribution of compliance costs taking into account market power of the Former Soviet…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-57 // 2001

    Does Fixed-Term Contract Employment Raise Firms’Adjustment-Speed? Evidence from an Establishment Panel for West-Germany

    Fixed-term labour contracts were liberalised in Germany in order to raise the flexibility of the labour market. However, empirical studies using industry-level data find no significant effect of FTCs on…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-56 // 2001

    The Changing Gender Gap Across the Wage Distribution in the U.K.

    This paper contributes descriptive evidence on the development of the gender wage gap for different skill groups and full-and part-time employees in the U.K. The empirical analysis is based upon the General…

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