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. 22-053 // 2022

    Collective Minimum Contributions to Counteract the Ratchet Effect in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

    We experimentally test a theoretically promising amendment to the ratchet-up mechanism of the Paris Agreement. The ratchet-up mechanism prescribes that parties’ commitments to the global response to climate…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-052 // 2022

    Corporate Carbon Emission Statements

    Current corporate disclosures regarding carbon emissions lack commonly accepted accounting rules. The accrual accounting system for carbon emissions described here is grounded in the rules of historical cost…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-051 // 2022

    Executive Compensation Tied to ESG Performance: International Evidence

    This paper examines the reliance on ESG metrics in executive compensation contracts. In our sample of international publicly traded firms, a rapidly growing fraction incorporate ESG metrics in the compensation…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-050 // 2022

    Willingness to Volunteer Among Remote Workers Is Insensitive to the Team Size

    Volunteering is a widespread allocation mechanism in the workplace. It emerges naturally in software development or the generation of online knowledge platforms. Using a field experiment with more than 2000…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-049 // 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…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-048 // 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…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-047 // 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…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-046 // 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…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 22-045 // 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…

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