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. 21-032 // 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…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-031 // 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…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-030 // 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’…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-029 // 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…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-028 // 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…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-027 // 2021

    What Drives Carbon Emissions in German Manufacturing: Scale, Technique or Composition?

    Drastic emission reductions are necessary to combat climate change. However, despite several climate policies, carbon emissions from German manufacturing have actually increased between 2005 and 2017. In this…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-025 // 2021

    Monetary Incentives and the Contagion of Unethical Behavior

    We analyze both theoretically and empirically how monetary incentives and information about others’ behavior affect dishonesty. We run a laboratory experiment with 560 participants, each of whom observes a…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 21-024 // 2021

    Collaborative Tax Evasion in the Provision of Services to Consumers – a Field Experiment

    We conduct a field experiment with sellers of home-improvement services on two German online markets. We take the role of consumers and vary whether we request an invoice for the delivery of the service. In a…

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