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. 99-45 // 1999

    Democratisation versus accountability - should the European Parliament be given more powers?

    This paper challenges the assertion that European politics would be closer to the citizens preferences if decision power were transferred from the Council of Ministers to the European Parliament. On the one…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-44 // 1999

    Law Enforcement and Criminality: Europe vs. USA

    We use a stylized model to show that, if transfers to the poor are founded on a security argument, there is a negative trade-off between law enforcement expenditures and criminality. In contrast, if transfers…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-41 // 1999

    Public Procurement in the Presence of Capital Taxation

    The paper considers governments' public procurement decision as a way of influencing industry structure. In a federation in which capital is mobile and capital taxation is harmonized, a home bias in public…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-39 // 1999

    Tax Competition and Tax Structure in Open Federal Economies: Evidence from OECD Countries with Implications for the European Union

    Tax competition arguments suggest that a government that operate in an open economy (such as local governments) should not and will not rely on non-benefit taxes, such as the income tax. Yet we observe reliance…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-35 // 1999

    Facto Mobility and Fiscal Policy in the EU: Policy Issues and Analytical Approaches

    This paper outlines some of the implications of factor market integration for fiscal policy in the countries of the EU and for the EU itself. It draws particular attention to the dynamic dimensions of factor…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-28 // 1999

    Vertical Income Tax Externalities and Fiscal Interdependence: Evidence from the U.S

    Concurrent taxation is a feature of many federal systems. As a consequence of this fact, the tax policy of one level of government affects the tax base of the other. This paper carries out a theoretical analysis…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 99-27 // 1999

    A Model of Welfare Competition with Evidence from AFDC

    In this paper, we test empirically for strategic behavior among the states using the cash support program Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). To motivate the empirical work, we adapt Wildasin's [41]…

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