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. 00-27 // 2000

    Criminality, Social Cohesion and Economic Performance

    The paper intends to contribute to a better understanding of the interactions between criminality, economic performance and social cohesion. We try to achieve this aim by evaluating the existing economic and…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-02 // 2000

    The Impact of Non-profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate

    The paper presents an econometric evaluation of the effects of subsidised non-profit temporary employment agencies - a programme of the West German active labour market policy - on individual labour market…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-55 // 2000

    The British Foreign Exchange Reserves Puzzle

    The British foreign exchange reserves decreased by 40 percent during the period August 1996-December 1999 although the Pound Sterling is considered a floating exchange rate since it left the EMS in 1992. Since…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-48 // 2000

    Gender Wage Differences in West Germany: A Cohort Analysis

    A comprehensive descriptive analysis of gender wage di erences over a long time period is missing for West Germany. Using an empirical approach which takes into account explicitely changes of wage distributions…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-41 // 2000

    Neues von der NAIRU ?

    This paper is devoted to a new estimation of the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU) for the West German Economy 1980 to 1998. The novelty of the paper is the estimation of a time-varying…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-40 // 2000

    Social Security Strategies and Redistributive Effects in European Social Transfer Systems

    The present paper examines the linkage between social security strategies and redistributive effects in European social transfer systems. It is argued that the various European systems produce different patterns…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-01 // 2000

    Formelle und informelle berufliche Weiterbildung und Verdienst bei Arbeitnehmern und Selbständigen

    The paper investigates determinants of formal and non-formal continuous vocational training and its income effects among German self-employed and employed workers in 1991/92. Participation in continuous formal…

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