ZEW Discussion Papers


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

    Estimation of Group Structures in Panel Models with Individual Fixed Effects

    The fixed effects (FE) panel model is one of the main econometric tools in empirical economic research. A major practical limitation is that the parameters on time-constant covariates are not identifiable.…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Nowcasting the Impact of Covid-19 on Education, Intergenerational Mobility and Earnings Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Using microsimulations, we nowcast the impact of learning losses caused by COVID-19 on secondary school completion rates, intergenerational mobility of education, and long-run earnings inequality in eight…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Economic Consequences of a Sudden Stop of Energy Imports: The Case of Natural Gas in Germany

    This policy report studies the effects of a sudden stop of natural gas imports from Russia on the German economy. The analysis focuses on the supply-side effects that arise when a gas shortage affects production…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    More Money or Better Procedures? Evidence From an Energy Efficiency Assistance Program

    We contribute to the literature on how program design affects program performance among vulnerable groups by studying the effects of varying the subsidy level and program procedures in an energy efficiency…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Regional Structural Change and the Effects of Job Loss

    Routine-intensive occupations have been declining in many countries, but how does this affect individual workers’ careers if this decline is particularly severe in their local labor market? This paper uses…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    The Interplay between Product Innovation, Publishing, Patenting and Developing Standards

    Firms use a variety of practices to disclose the knowledge generated by their R&D activities, including, but not limited to, publishing findings in scientific journals, patenting new technologies, and…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Preferred Field of Study and Academic Performance

    This paper investigates the impact of studying the first-choice university subject on dropout and switching field of study for a cohort of students in Germany. Using detailed survey data, and employing an…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Entry in First-price Auctions with Signaling

    We study the optimal entry fee in a symmetric private value first-price auction with signaling, in which the participation decisions and the auction outcome are used by an outside observer to infer the…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Effects of Information-Based Regulation on Financial Outcomes: Evidence From the European Union’s Public Emission Registry

    Information-based policies play an important role in environmental protection efforts around the world. These policies use information provision and/or disclosure to shape behavior in order to meet the policy…

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