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 // 2021

    Die Rolle der betrieblichen Altersvorsorge für die Einkünfte im Alter – aktuelle Evidenz und Datengrundlagen

    Trotz der sozialpolitischen Bedeutung, die der betrieblichen Altersvorsorge (bAV) seit den Rentenreformen der Neunziger- und Zweitausenderjahre zukommt, werden die unvollständige Evidenzlage, Intransparenz und…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Data Resource Profile: The ZEW FMS Dataset

    The ZEW Financial Market Survey is a monthly panel survey among financial market experts that was launched in December 1991. The survey focuses on the experts’ expectations about international financial markets…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Imperfect Information About Consumer Rights: Implications for Efficiency and Distribution

    This paper shows that the provision of consumer rights can decrease welfare when some consumers remain ignorant of these rights. We find that consumers uninformed about a mandated warranty demand excessively…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Subsidies and Innovation in the Recent Financial Crisis

    We analyze the impact of subsidies on R&D expenditures in the financial crisis and beyond. The financial crisis has led to considerable turmoil in financing and, as a result, to restrictions of firms' access to…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Tax Policies in a Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy – The Effective Tax Burden of Companies and Highly Skilled Labour

    Globalisation and the fast-approaching digitalisation increase capital as well as labour mobility fostering tax competition among countries worldwide. Based on a unique dataset, we analyse the development of…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    An Iterative Deferred Acceptance Mechanism for Decentralized, Fast and Fair Childcare Assignment

    We design and implement an iterative, program-proposing deferred acceptance mechanism with ties (IDAT) and apply it to childcare assignment in two German cities. The mechanism can accommodate…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Long-Term Health Insurance: Theory Meets Evidence

    To insure policyholders against contemporaneous health expenditure shocks and future reclassification risk, long-term health insurance constitutes an alternative to community-rated short-term contracts with an…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Procuring Survival

    Public spending (i.e., “G”) enables governments to fulfill their fiscal policies. This paper takes a micro perspective and quantifies the impact of procurement spending — a specific component of G — on firm…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Nonlinear Prices, Homogeneous Goods, Search

    We analyze competition on nonlinear prices in homogeneous goods markets with consumer search. In equilibrium firms offer two-part tariffs consisting of a linear price and lump-sum fee. The equilibrium production…

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