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 Nr. 23-018 // 2023

    How Do Managers Form Their Expectations About Working From Home? Survey Experiments on the Perception of Productivity

    The recent shift towards working from home (WFH) has far-reaching implications for social and economic outcomes. While firms are gatekeepers for the ongoing diffusion of flexible work arrangements, there is…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-017 // 2023

    Green Technology Policies Versus Carbon Pricing: An Intergenerational Perspective

    Technology policy is the most widespread form of climate policy and is often preferred over seemingly efficient carbon pricing. We propose a new explanation for this observation: gains that predominantly accrue…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-016 // 2023

    Impacts of Ownership Changes on Emissions and Industrial Production: Evidence From Europe

    Firm ownership is a major determinant for the economic performance of firms, and emissions of pollutants are often by-products of industrial production. We investigate the impact of ownership on pollutant…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-015 // 2023

    Intended and Unintended Knowledge Spillovers in Innovation

    Firms can use different sources of external knowledge for developing and implementing innovations. Some knowledge is provided deliberately by the source and constitutes intended knowledge spillovers, e.g.,…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-014 // 2023

    Pandemic Effects: Do Innovation Activities of Firms Suffer From Long-Covid?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected firms in all economies worldwide. We investigate the impact of the pandemic on firms’ innovation activities. Employing data from a representative sample of German firms, we…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-013 // 2023

    Politicians’ Social Welfare Criteria – An Experiment With German Legislators

    Much economic analysis derives policy recommendations based on social welfare criteria intended to model the preferences of a policy maker. Yet, little is known about policy maker’s normative views in a way…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-012 // 2023

    Local Labor Markets as a Taxable Location Factor? Evidence From a Shock to Foreign Labor Supply

    This paper examines how municipal taxes respond to the local impact of a labor market shock. The analysis exploits a commuting policy that liberalized cross-border labor markets between Switzerland and the EU.…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-011 // 2023

    Firm Digitalisation and Mobility – Do Covid-19-Related Changes Persist?

    The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked hope that firm digitalisation will result in long-lasting reductions in mobility and related carbon emissions via the use of working from home and online services. In this…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 23-010 // 2023

    The Effect of Staged Project Management on Product Innovation: Evidence from a Firm Survey

    This study examines whether staged project management is beneficial or harmful for making product innovations. Using a unique firm survey for Japan, we find that firms that employed staged project management had…

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