Publications of the Research Unit Corporate Taxation and Public Finance

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    The End of Work is Near, Isn’t It? Survey Evidence on Automation Angst

    We study the extent of automation angst and its role for policy preferences, labor market choices and real donation decisions using a customized survey in Germany and the US. We first document that a majority…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Democracy and the Quality of Economic Institutions: Theory and Evidence

    We present a simple model, illustrating how democracy may improve the quality of the economic institutions. The model further suggests that institutional quality varies more across autocracies than across…

  3. ZEW policy brief // 2022

    The Centralization of Natural Gas Procurement in the EU: An Economic Perspective

    In this policy brief, we review the main trade-offs associated with joint procurement, or procurement “centralization”, as identified by procurement scholars. We then focus on the specific case of natural gas.…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Targeted Bidders in Government Tenders

    A set-aside restricts participation in procurement contests to targeted firms. Despite being widely used, its effects on actual competition and contract outcomes are ambiguous. We pool a decade of US federal…

  5. ZEW expert brief // 2022

    Magnitudes and Capital Key Divergence of the Eurosystem’s PSPP/PEPP Purchases – Update June 2022

    The ECB is about to discontinue its net asset purchases. In December 2021, the ECB Council had already decided to end net purchases under the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) by the end of March…