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. 03-39 // 2003

    Coagglomeration and Growth

    We study the coagglomeration of domestic plants and foreign multinationals and the impact of this on domestic plant growth using data for Irish manufacturing. To this end we make use of the index developed by…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-38 // 2003

    Spatial Externalities and Empirical Analysis: The Case of Italy

    In the last ten years the space issue, i.e. the study of the role played by space in economic phenomena, has attracted a lot of interest from many economic fields. The combination of increasing returns, market…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-37 // 2003

    Innovationsaktivitäten von kmU im verarbeitenden Gewerbe: Was zeichnet Imitatoren und originäre Innovatoren aus?

    This contribution is concerned with the spread of new products in small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing sector. Based on an empirical study it is analyzed according to which factors planned…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-36 // 2003

    The Connection of Stock Markets Between Germany and the USA

    This paper uses an empirical connection between real stock market indices of Germany and the USA for forecasting corresponding returns. We are starting from the random walk as the traditional forecasting model…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-35 // 2003

    Will the (German) NAIRU Please Stand up?

    This paper deals with a critical assessment and a reestimation of the \non{accelerating in ation rate of unemployment" (NAIRU) for Germany. There are quite a few obstacles to perceiving the NAIRU as an…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-34 // 2003

    Education and Unemployment: A French-German Comparison

    This paper analyses the link between educational attainment and unemployment risk in a French-German comparison, based on a discrete time competing risks hazard rate model applied to comparable microdata sets. …

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-33 // 2003

    Reforming Social Welfare as We Know It? A Microsimulation Study for Germany

    Social assistance and unemployment assistance, which provide means tested income support (social welfare) without pre-specified time limits, are viewed as one important reason for the persistently high level of…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-32 // 2003

    Family Tax Splitting: A Microsimulation of its Potential Labour Supply and Intra-household Welfare Effects in Germany

    This paper assesses the effects that an introduction of the French family splitting mechanism would have on German families’ labour supply and intra-household consumption behaviour. We use simulated real world…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-31 // 2003

    Welfare Analysis of Fiscal Reforms: Does the Representation of the Family Decision Process Matter? Evidence for Germany

    This paper compares predictions obtained for the analysis of tax reforms with collective and unitary models of household labour supply and consumption behaviour. We simulate real world microdata by means of a…

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