ZEW Discussion Papers

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Mit diesen Beiträgen, die überwiegend in Englisch verfasst sind, beteiligen sich die Forscher/innen des ZEW an wissenschaftlichen Fachdebatten. Die Publikationen enthalten vorläufige Beiträge, die zur Veröffentlichung in Fachzeitschriften vorgesehen sind. Die Discussion Papers können ab 1.1.1998 als pdf-Datei abgerufen werden. Sie richten sich an nationale und internationale Zielgruppen.

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Financial Constraints for R&D and Innovation: New Evidence From a Survey Experiment

    We utilize a new survey experiment to evaluate the existence and degree of financial constraints for R&D in the economy. The experiment does not only allow to deduct the presence of financial constraints, but…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Mandated Sick Pay: Coverage, Utilization, and Welfare Effects

    This paper evaluates how sick pay mandates operate at the job level in the United States. Using the National Compensation Survey and difference-in-differences models, we estimate their impact on coverage rates,…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Early Retirement of Employees in Demanding Jobs: Evidence From a German Pension Reform

    Early retirement options are usually targeted at employees at risk of not reaching their regular retirement age in employment. An important at‐risk group comprises employees who have worked in demanding jobs for…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Misappropriation of R&D Subsidies: Estimating Treatment Effects with One-Sided Noncompliance

    We investigate the misappropriation of R&D subsidies and evaluate its consequences for policy effectiveness. Using Chinese firm-level data for 2001-2011, we identify that 42% of grantees misused R&D subsidies,…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Profit Taxation, R&D Spending, and Innovation

    We study how profit taxation affects plants’ R&D spending and innovation activities. Relying on geocoded survey panel data which approximately covers the universe of R&D-active plants in Germany, we exploit…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Election Cycles in European Public Procurement

    This paper studies the existence of election cycles in public procurement in the European Union for the national level. We analyze different steps along the procurement process, namely the publication of the…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    The Long-Term Effect of Research Grants on the Scientific Output of University Professors

    A major source of research funding for university professors are competitive research grants. With focus on Luxembourg, we present results from a difference-in-difference analysis which show that research grants…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    How Do Investors Value the Publication of Tax Information? Evidence from the European Public Country-By-Country Reporting

    We examine the capital market reaction to the announcement of the European Union (EU) to introduce a public tax country-by-country reporting (CbCR) regime. By employing an event study methodology, we find a…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Does Pay Transparency Affect the Gender Wage Gap? Evidence From Austria

    We study the 2011 Austrian Pay Transparency Law, which requires firms above a size threshold to publish internal reports on the gender pay gap. Using an event-study design, we show that the policy had no…

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