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. 01-72 // 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

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