1. Refereed Journal // 2023

    What drives project success in online labour markets? A bilateral perspective on freelancers and clients

    Despite some advantages over traditional (offline) labour markets – such as lower search costs, better matching and improved monitoring – online labour markets (OLMs) have not taken off as initially expected. In…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 23-033 // 2023

    Would You Like to Super-Size Your Car? The Effect Of Environmental Subsidies on Emissions

    I study the impact of subsidies for Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) on carbon emissions. I show that subsidizing innovations without considering consumer behavior can harm the environment. I provide descriptive…

  3. ZEW-Finanzmarktreport // 2023

    August 2023

    • Konjunkturerwartungen verbessern sich bei verschlechterter Lageeinschätzung
    • Eurozone: Etwas bessere Konjunkturaussichten
    • USA: Wirtschaftliche Erwartungen stabilisieren sich
    • China: Ausblick bleibt ungünstig
  4. Refereed Journal // 2023

    Gender wage discrimination with employer prejudice and trade openness

    This paper studies the effect of trade liberalisation on gender wage inequality. A simple trade model with employer taste-based discrimination and imperfect competition provides an explanation for the…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 23-032 // 2023

    Not as Good as it Used to Be: Do Streaming Platforms Penalize Quality?

    We study the incentives of a streaming platform to bias consumption when products are vertically differentiated. The platform offers mixed bundles of content to monetize consumers’ interest in variety and pays…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 23-031 // 2023

    Skills Shortage and Innovation Openness

    Skills shortage has become a key policy issue in highly developed and innovation-oriented economies, with non-negligible consequences on firms’ innovation activities. We investigate the effect of skills shortage…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 23-030 // 2023

    Long-Run Consequences of Informal Elderly Care and Implications of Public Long-Term Care Insurance

    We estimate a dynamic structural model of labor supply, retirement, and informal care supply, incorporating labor market frictions and the German tax and benefit system. We find that in the absence of Germany’s…