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 // 2022

    Political Consequences of Consumer Debt Relief

    We study consumer debt relief as a tool of distributive politics and ask if debt relief can influence elections. We utilize quasi-experimental variation generated by a very large debt relief program enacted in…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Performance Feedback and Job Search Behavior: Empirical Evidence From Linked Employer-Employee Data

    In this paper, we study whether performance feedback can serve as an instrument for firms to increase employee retention. Feedback on the relative performance may affect individual job search behavior…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    The Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on Innovation in Firms

    In May 2018, a new regulation by the European Commission on data protection came into force, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It requires many firms to update their data protection strategy. It may…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Improving Efficiency and Equality in School Choice

    How should students be assigned to schools? Two mechanisms have been suggested and implemented around the world: deferred acceptance (DA) and top trading cycles (TTC). These two mechanisms are widely considered…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    German Financial State Aid During COVID-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact Among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In response to strong revenue and income losses that a large share of the self-employed faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the German federal government introduced a €50bn emergency aid program. Based on…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Policy Uncertainty and Inventor Mobility

    We follow the migration patterns of European inventors and find evidence of a novel emigration determinant: policy uncertainty. We find that policy uncertainty raises the rate of inventor emigration by a notable…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Mandatory Financial Information Disclosure and Credit Ratings

    When firms are forced to publicly disclose financial information, credit rating agencies are supposed to improve their risk assessments. Theory predicts such an information quality effect but also an adverse…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Lessons From the EU Effort Sharing Decision for Supranational Climate Cooperation: A Firm-Level Analysis

    As an example of supranational climate policy coordination for sectors not covered by carbon trading, the European Effort Sharing Decision set national targets for emission reductions for the time period…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Job Loss and Household Labor Supply Adjustments in Developing Countries: Evidence From Argentina

    Using longitudinal data for Argentina, we estimate the labor supply reaction of spouses and children to their husband’s or father’s job loss. Our findings show that job loss by the household head has a positive…

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