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. 21-094 // 2021

    Long-Term Health Insurance: Theory Meets Evidence

    To insure policyholders against contemporaneous health expenditure shocks and future reclassification risk, long-term health insurance constitutes an alternative to community-rated short-term contracts with an…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-093 // 2021

    Procuring Survival

    Public spending (i.e., “G”) enables governments to fulfill their fiscal policies. This paper takes a micro perspective and quantifies the impact of procurement spending — a specific component of G — on firm…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-092 // 2021

    Nonlinear Prices, Homogeneous Goods, Search

    We analyze competition on nonlinear prices in homogeneous goods markets with consumer search. In equilibrium firms offer two-part tariffs consisting of a linear price and lump-sum fee. The equilibrium production…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-091 // 2021

    Information Acquisition and Diffusion in Markets

    Consumers can acquire information through their own search efforts or through their social network. Information diffusion via word-of-mouth communication leads to some consumers free-riding on their “friends”…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-090 // 2021

    Truly Costly Search and Word-Of-Mouth Communication

    In markets with search frictions, consumers can acquire information about goods either through costly search or from friends via word-of-mouth (WOM) communication. How do sellers’ market power react to a very…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-089 // 2021

    Uncertain Product Availability in Search Markets

    In many markets buyers are poorly informed about which firms sell the product (product availability) and prices, and therefore have to spend time to obtain this information. In contrast, sellers typically have a…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-088 // 2021

    The Demand for Voluntary Carbon Sequestration – Experimental Evidence From a Reforestation Project in Germany

    With the increasing recognition of the use of reforestation measures as a complement to conventional carbon emissions avoidance technologies it is important to understand the market valuation of local forest…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-087 // 2021

    Social Mobility and Economic Development

    We explore the role of social mobility as a driver of economic development. First, we map the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over…

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