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. 02-45 // 2002

    Wage Penalties for Career Interruptions. An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

    This paper examines the wage effects of different types of career interruptions. We consider the timing and duration of non-employment spells by exploiting an administrative data set of German social security…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-44 // 2002

    Flexibility Provisions in Multilateral Environmental Treaties

    In international politics, intergovernmental treaties provide the rules of the game. Similar to private law, treaty designers face a trade-off between flexibility to adjust to unforeseen …

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-43 // 2002

    Does Experience Matter? Innovations and the Productivity of ICT in German Services

    In this paper, it is argued that ICT investment is closely linked with complementary innovations and most productive in firms with innovative experience. In an analysis based on firm–level panel data covering…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-42 // 2002

    What's Spurious? What's Real? Measuring the Productivity Impacts of ICT at the Firm-Level

    In order to assess the productivity effects of information and communication technologies (ICT), regressions based on cross–sectional firm–level data may yield unreliable results for the commonly employed…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-41 // 2002

    Genetic Algorithms: A Tool for Optimization in Econometrics – Basic Concept and an Example for Empirical Applications

    This paper discusses a tool for optimization of econometric models based on genetic algorithms. First, we briefly describe the concept of this optimization technique. Then, we explain the design of a…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-40 // 2002

    Mixed Motives: An Empirical Analysis of ILO Roll-Call Votes

    In this empirical paper, we look at individual voting behaviour of government delegates to the International Labour Organization (ILO). We distinguish between the instrumental motive for voting, …

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-39 // 2002

    Taxation and Unemployment: An Applied General Equilibrium Approach for Germany

    This paper presents an applied general equilibrium model for Germany. The model integrates specific labour market institutions in an otherwise standard general equilibrium framework. There are sectoral wage…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-38 // 2002

    Simulated Classical Tests in the Multiperiod Multinomial Probit Model

    This paper compares different versions of the simulated counterparts of the Wald test, the score test, and the likelihood ratio test in the multiperiod multinomial probit model. Monte Carlo experiments show…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 02-37 // 2002

    Welche Regionen profitieren von Venture Capital-Aktivitäten?

    Venture capital is assumed to play an important role for the commercialization of innovative ideas and the development of high-technology industries in a region. This paper deals with the regional…

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