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. 00-47 // 2000

    Empirical Determinants of Employee Resistance Against Innovations

    Employee resistance against innovations is a virulent phenomenon and there is a broad theoretical literature on its determinants. The empiri- cal evidence is scarce, however, and mainly provides descriptive…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-45 // 2000

    Carbon Taxes and Joint Implementation. An Applied General Equilibrium Analysis for Germany and India

    Germany has committed itself to reducing its carbon emissions by 25 percent in 2005 as compared to 1990 emission levels. To achieve this goal, the government has recently launched an environmental tax reform…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-44 // 2000

    The Shadow of Death: An Empirical Analysis of the Pre-Exit Performance of Young German Firms

    This paper makes an empirical contribution to confirm the stylized fact that the performance of firms deteoriates in the years before exit. For this reason we evaluate whether market exits differ significantly…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-43 // 2000

    The Political Economy of EU Enlargement and the Treaty of Nice

    The paper applies standard public choice reasoning to the negotiations on EU enlargement and the Treaty of Nice. The starting point is the assumption that accession can only be successfully completed if the…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-39 // 2000

    New Economy Accounting: Why Are Broad-Based Stock Option Plans So Attractive?

    In recent years stock option plans have become a substantial part of compensation schemes in U.S. companies. While in the beginning companies granted options only to the top-management more and more companies…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-37 // 2000

    Wage Divergence and Unemployment: The Impact of Insider Power and Training Costs

    The US labour market is characterized by a high skill wage mark-up and low unemployment, while the German labour market has a low skill wage mark-up and a high, mainly unskilled unemployment rate. This paper…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-35 // 2000

    Internationalisation of High-Tech Start-Ups and Fast Growth-Evidence for UK and Germany

    Investment Opportunities in Central and Eastern European Equity Markets For firms acting in technological niches the expansion into foreign markets can be a way to increase sales and to thus to recover initial…

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