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. 00-28 // 2000

    Training and Individual Performance in Europe: Evidence from Microeconometric Studies

    Learning at school and university and also at the work place has become more important in the knowledge-based economy. This paper provides a critical review of recent econometric work on the determinants and…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-26 // 2000

    Leaving Unemployment for Self-employment. A Discrete Duration Analysis of Determinants and Stability of Self-Employment among Former Unemployed

    The paper investigates the determinants and the success of self-employment among former unemployed. Self-employment has become an important re-employment opportunity during the last decade due to increasing…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-23 // 2000

    The Cost of Phasing Out Nuclear Power. A Quantitative Assessment of Alternative Scenarios for Germany

    In the debate on the phase-out of nuclear power generation in Germany, there is an intense dispute on the effective operating time for the existing nuclear power plants. This paper addresses the question of how…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-22 // 2000

    The ZEW/Creditreform Business Survey in the Business-related Services Sektor: Sampling Frame, Stratification, Expansion and Results

    No other area of the German economy has developed so emphatically in the past ten years as has that of business-related services. Regardless of its growing overall economic importance, official statistics fail…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-21 // 2000

    Corporate Finance and Restructuring: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe

    After the end of communism enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) weremarked by low levels of labor productivity, mainly because of too high employment levels. According to economic theory, the…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-19 // 2000

    After the Death of Inflation: Will Fiscal Drag Survive?

    Declining inflation rates might have negative consequences for tax revenues. Phenomena like the inflationary bracket creep in a progressive income tax system do not work any longer. With this background the…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-17 // 2000

    An Applied Econometricians View of Empirical Corporate Governance Studies

    The economic analysis of corporate governance is en vogue. In addition to a host of theoretical papers, an increasing number of empirical studies analyze how ownership structure, capital structure, the structure…

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