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. 03-09 // 2003

    Climate Policy Beyond Kyoto: Quo Vadis? A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis Based on Expert Judgements

    Despite of the apparent failure of the Kyoto Protocol with respect to environmental effectiveness, it has established a broad international mechanism that might be able to provide a global reduction of…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-08 // 2003

    On the Design of Optimal Grandfathering Schemes for Emission Allowances

    To meet its commitment under the Kyoto Protocol, the EU plans to implement an emissions trading system with grandfathering of allowances. Besides having distributional impacts, the choice of the grandfathering…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-07 // 2003

    The Link Between Firm-Level Innovation and Aggregate Productivity Growth A Cross-Country Examination

    This paper investigates whether failure in innovation at the firm level can account for cross-country heterogeneity in manufacturing productivity growth. There is no strong evidence in the literature on the…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-06 // 2003

    Dynamic Optimal Capital Structure and Technological Change

    This paper incorporates the cost of adjustment between observed and optimal leverage in explaining the variation in firm’s equity or bank-debt financing investments. Using a dynamic adjustment approach…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-04 // 2003

    IT Capital, Job Content and Educational Attainment

    Based on a large data set containing information on occupations between 1979 and 1999, this study explores the “black box” surrounding the skill–biased technological change hypothesis by analyzing the mechanisms…

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

    How Do Banking Supervisors Deal with Europe-wide Systemic Risk?

    The systemic risk potential in the European banking market has increased. Hence, the following questions emerge: Is there a need for a truly European supervisory framework? And, how should a potential…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-02 // 2003

    Methoden der angewandten Wirtschaftsforschung: Eine Einführung in die nummerische Gleichgewichtsanalyse

    Shoven und Whalley, die Wegbereiter der angewandten Gleichgewichtsanalyse, haben in ihrem bekannten JEL-Übersichtsartikel von 1984 das Los der Gleichgewichtsmodellierer als „jack of all trades“ beklagt. Ziel…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 03-01 // 2003

    Lead Markets of Environmental Innovations: A Framework for Innovation and Environmental Economics

    Environmental regulations often want to stimulate the generation and adoption of ecoefficient innovations. An important argument in the public debate is also the creation of new markets for environmentally…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-82 // 2002

    Firm Level Implications of Early Stage Venture Capital Investment – An Empirical Investigation –

    The paper analyses the impact of venture capital finance on growth and innovation activities of young German firms. Among other variables, our panel of firm data includes data on venture capital funding and…

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