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. 01-25 // 2001

    Organizational Change, New Information and Communication Technologies and the Demand for Labor in Services

    Between 1993 and 1995, the majority of German firms in services introduced new organizational practices (OC), in particular total quality management systems, certified ISO 9000, lean administration, flatter…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-46 // 2001

    Employment Changes in Environmentally Innovative Firms

    This paper analyses the determinants of employment reactions induced by environmental innovations. On the basis of the parameter estimates of the Multinomial Logit and of several Multinomial Probit Models, we…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-64 // 2001

    Job Shopping after Vocational Training? An Empirical Analysis of the Transition from Apprenticeship Training to Work

    This econometric study deals with the question as to what extent apprentices after successfully completing their training stay with the firm where they have received their training and, if so, how long that job…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-61 // 2001

    Die Evolution der bundesdeutschen Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik: Rückblick und Bestandsaufnahme

    We consider the development of German federal research and technology (R&T) policies since the 1960s and sketch the evolution of today’s highly differentiated and complex set of policy instruments. Advances…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-41 // 2001

    Sources of German Unemployment: Evidence from a Structural VAR Model

    This paper analyzes the dynamic effects of different macroeconomic shocks on unemployment in Germany. In a first step, a cointegration analysis of productiv- ity, prices, real wages, employment, and the…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-37 // 2001

    The Economics of Crime: Investigating the Drugs-Crime Channel

    The rising trends both in drug addiction and crime rates are of major public concern in Germany. Surprisingly, the economic theory of crime seems to ignore the drugs-crime nexus, whereas the criminological…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 01-36 // 2001

    Wage Rigidities in Western Germany?

    This paper investigates whether and in what sense the west German wage structure has been ‘rigid’ in the 1990s. To test the hypothesis that a rigid wage structure has been responsible for rising low-skilled…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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