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

    The Economic and Climate Value of Flexibility in Green Energy Markets

    This paper examines how enhanced flexibility across space, time, and a regulatory dimension affects the economic costs and CO2 emissions of integrating large shares of intermittent renewable energy from wind and…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Centralized Procurement and Delivery Times: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Italy

    We study how delivery times and prices for hospital medical devices respond to the introduction of centralized procurement. Our identification strategy leverages a legislative change in Italy that mandated…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    An Integrated Data Framework for Policy Guidance in Times of Dynamic Economic Shocks

    Usually, offcial and survey-based statistics guide policy makers in their choice of response instruments to economic crises. However, in an early phase, after a sudden and unforeseen shock has caused…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Chat More and Contribute Better: An Empirical Study of a Knowledge-Sharing Community

    We analyze whether an informal second channel for communication can improve the efficiency of knowledge transfer in an electronic network of practice. We explore this question by analyzing the effect of chat…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Pricing Carbon in a Multi-Sector Economy With Social Discounting

    Economists tend to view a uniform emissions price as the most cost-effective approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This paper offers a different view, focusing on economies where society values the…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Buyers’ Workload and R&D Procurement Outcomes: Evidence From the US Air Force Research Lab

    Does workload constitute a bottleneck to a public agency’s mission, and if so, to what extent? We ask these questions in the context of the US government’s procurement of R&D. We link tender, contract, patent,…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Racial Disparities in the Health Effects From Air Pollution: Evidence From Ports

    This study examines the uneven effects of air pollution from maritime ports on physical and mental health across racial groups. We exploit quasi-random variation in vessels in port from weather events far out in…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Non-Compliance With Temporary Agency Work Regulations: Initial Evidence From Germany

    Temporary agency work and outsourcing to a service contractor are two forms of alternative work arrangements with rather complex legal aspects which firms use for external staffing. The regulatory complexity of…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Supporting Residential Energy Conservation Under Constrained Public Budget: Cost-Effectiveness and Redistribution Analysis of Public Financial Schemes in France

    In the context of tight public budgets and increasingly ambitious climate objectives, the performance of the support policies for residential energy conservation works needs to be assessed. We compare the…

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