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. 21-089 // 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-086 // 2021

    Scaling, Unwinding and Greening QE in a Calibrated Portfolio Balance Model

    We develop a portfolio balance model to analyze the impact of euro area quantitative easing (QE) on asset yields. Our model features two countries each populated by two agents representing their respective…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-085 // 2021

    Enforcement of Fiscal Rules: Lessons From the Fiscal Compact

    In 2012, 22 EU countries signed the Fiscal Compact, an intergovernmental agreement aimed at backing EU fiscal rules with national arrangements. The main objective of the Compact was to strengthen compliance.…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-084 // 2021

    Financial Constraints for R&D and Innovation: New Evidence From a Survey Experiment

    We utilize a new survey experiment to evaluate the existence and degree of financial constraints for R&D in the economy. The experiment does not only allow to deduct the presence of financial constraints, but…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-083 // 2021

    Mandated Sick Pay: Coverage, Utilization, and Welfare Effects

    This paper evaluates how sick pay mandates operate at the job level in the United States. Using the National Compensation Survey and difference-in-differences models, we estimate their impact on coverage rates,…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-082 // 2021

    Early Retirement of Employees in Demanding Jobs: Evidence From a German Pension Reform

    Early retirement options are usually targeted at employees at risk of not reaching their regular retirement age in employment. An important at‐risk group comprises employees who have worked in demanding jobs for…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-081 // 2021

    Misappropriation of R&D Subsidies: Estimating Treatment Effects with One-Sided Noncompliance

    We investigate the misappropriation of R&D subsidies and evaluate its consequences for policy effectiveness. Using Chinese firm-level data for 2001-2011, we identify that 42% of grantees misused R&D subsidies,…

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