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. 99-56 // 1999

    Investment and Employment Adjustment after Unification: Some Results from a Macroeconometric Disequilibrium Model

    AbstractThe macroeconomic development in West Germany in the aftermath of unification was characterized by a boom period in 1990/1991, a deep recession in 1992/1993 and a slow recovery since then. In East…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-55 // 1999

    Effective Marginal Tax Rates for US Investors in Germany and Europe: An Analysis of Recent Tax Reforms in Germany

    In this paper the impact of the corporate tax systems of the EU-member states on the investment and the financing decision of an US multinational corporation is analysed. The calculation of the resulting…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-54 // 1999

    The Effective Average Tax Burden in the European Union and the USA: A Computer-based Calculation and Comparison with the model of the European Tax Analyzer

    In this paper we present a computer-based model (so-called European Tax Analyzer) for the international computation and comparison of company tax burdens. The methodology follows the forward-looking concepts for…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-53 // 1999

    Export and Innovation Activities in the German Service Sector: Empirical Evidence at the Firm Level

    In this paper we analyse the relationship between export and innovation activities of German service sector companies using data from the 1997 wave of the Mannheim Innovation Panel in the Service Sector. There…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-52 // 1999

    Double Bertrand Tax Competition: A Fiscal Game with Governments Acting as Middlemen

    In a common market with costless mobility of all factors, regional governments can attract mobile firms by granting subsidies which must be financed out of wage taxes on mobile labour. Since firms locate where…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-51 // 1999

    Optimal Secession Rules

    Should the constitution of a federation allow for peaceful secession ? Constitutionally defined secession rules are optimal ex post if the federation breaks down. However, they may be suboptimal ex ante if the…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-43 // 1999

    Cooling Down Hot Air. A Global CGE Analysis of Post-Kyoto Carbon Abatement Strategies

    The Kyoto Protocol marks a break-through in global warming mitigation policies as it sets legally binding emissions targets for major emitting regions. However, realisation of the Protocol depends on the…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-42 // 1999

    Federations Alternative Tax Constitutions and Risky Education

    We analyze a two-period model, where risk-averse students divide their time between risky education, leisure and work. The education can migrate. Wage-tax financed transfer to students acts as an insurance, and…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-37 // 1999

    Institutional Investment in Central and Eastern Europe: Investment Criteria of Western Portfolio Managers

    This study provides detailed evidence on the recent transitionstate of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. It draws on data froma survey conducted among portfolio managers ofWestern investment funds…

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