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 // 2021

    Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Innovation: Evidence From Firm-Level Data

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents a set of techniques that enable new ways of innovation and allows firms to offer new features of products and services, to improve production, marketing and administration…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    What’s Behind Multiple Institutional Affiliations in Academia?

    Multiple institutional affiliations occur when an academic belongs to more than one organisation. Recent research shows an increase in multiple affiliations, but evidence on roles and motivations is mainly…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Grundlagen sozial-ökologischer Transformationen: Gesellschaftsvertrag, Global Governance und die Bedeutung der Zeit

    Vor einem Jahrzehnt wurde das Hauptgutachten des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Bundesregierung für Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU) veröffentlicht. Dieser Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme im Jahre 2011 hat…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    What Are the Priorities of Bureaucrats? Evidence From Conjoint Experiments With Procurement Officials

    A well-functioning bureaucracy is a precondition for efficient public goods provision. However, bureaucratic decision-making is still largely seen as a black box. We provide novel insights into the preferences…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Regional Redistribution of Mineral Resource Wealth in Africa

    We study the economic implications of mineral resource activity for non-mining regions at the grid-level across the African continent. We find that capital cities benefit from mineral resource activity anywhere…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Favoritism and Firms: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications

    We study the economic implications of regional favoritism, a form of distributive politics that redistributes resources spatially within countries. We use a large sample of enterprise surveys spanning across…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Regional Favoritism and Human Capital Accumulation in Africa

    We study the long-run implications of regional and ethnic favoritism in Africa. Combining geocoded individual-level survey data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) with data on national leaders’…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Corona and the Stability of Personal Traits and Preferences: Evidence From Germany

    Based on panel data on around 5,500 German household heads originating from four years, this paper analyzes whether the experience of financial losses due to the Corona pandemic has affected three kinds of…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Decoding China’s COVID-19 ‘Virus Exceptionalism’: Community-based Digital Contact Tracing in Wuhan

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, comprehensive, accurate, and timely digital contact tracing serves as a decisive measure in curbing viral transmission. Such a strategy integrates corporate innovation, government…

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