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. 22-062 // 2022

    Motivated Beliefs in Auctions

    In auctions bidders are usually assumed to have rational expectations with regards to their winning probability. However, experimental and empirical evidence suggests that agent's expectations depend on direct…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-061 // 2022

    Immigration and the Top 1 Percent

    We study the contribution of migrants to the rise in UK top incomes. Using administrative data on the universe of UK taxpayers, we show migrants are over-represented at the top of the income distribution, with…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-060 // 2022

    Congestion Management Games in Electricity Markets

    This paper proposes a game-theoretic model to analyze the strategic behavior of inc-dec gaming in market-based congestion management (redispatch). We extend existing models by considering incomplete information…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-059 // 2022

    What Drives the Relationship Between Digitalization and Industrial Energy Demand? Exploring Firm-Level Heterogeneity

    The ongoing digital transformation has raised hopes for ICT-based climate protection within manufacturing industries, such as dematerialized products and energy efficiency gains. However, ICT also consume energy…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-058 // 2022

    Local Economic Impacts of Wind Power Deployment in Denmark

    An argument sometimes used to support renewable energy is that it may contribute to job creation. On the other hand, these technologies often face local opposition. On the case of Denmark, the country with the…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-057 // 2022

    Mapping Technologies to Business Models: An Application to Clean Technologies and Entrepreneurship

    Theory suggests that new market entrants play a special role for the creation of new technological pathways required for the development and diffusion of more sustainable forms of production, consumption,…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-055 // 2022

    The Intention-Behavior Gap in Climate Change Adaptation

    Most empirical studies on private climate change adaptation rely on self-reported intentions which often fail to translate into real actions. Consequently, this strand of literature can only insufficiently…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 22-054 // 2022

    Non-standard Choice in Matching Markets

    We explore the possibility of designing matching mechanisms that can accommodate non-standard choice behavior. We pin down the necessary and sufficient conditions on participants’ choice behavior for the…

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