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 // 2000

    Consumption and Nutrition: Age-Intake Profiles for Czechoslovakia 1989-1992

    While health receives increasing attention from the economic profession, one can argue that the empirical analysis of household budgets has been motivated at the outset by an important aspect of the study of…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    What Do Economists Tell Us about Venture Capital Contracts?

    Start-ups in innovative branches require a substantial amount of capital. Their founders may not have sufficient funds to finance the implementation of the ideas alone and might therefore look for outside…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Surprises in Scheduled Releases: Why do They Move the Bond Market?

    This paper analyzes the type of information contained in U.S. macroeconomic news releases in order to explain their relative impact on intraday T-bond futures prices quoted at the Chicago Board of Trade. It is…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Enrolments in Higher Education in West Germany

    This paper analyses the determinants of participation in higher education in West Germany. In particular, the role of social origin as well as of expectations regarding the labour market outcome of a higher…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Quantification of Qualitative Data Using Ordered Probit Models with an Application to a Business Survey in the German Service Sector

    This paper aims at providing business survey analysts with simple econometric tools to quantify qualitative survey data. We extend the traditional and commonly applied method proposed by Carlson and Parkin…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Die externen Luftverschmutzungskosten des motorisierten Individualverkehrs in Deutschland - ein regionaler Vergleich

    Im vorliegenden Diskussions-Papier werden die externen Luftverschmutzungskosten des motorisierten Individualverkehrs (MIV) für verschiedene Technologien, Fahrsituationen und alle Regionen in Deutschland…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    The British Foreign Exchange Reserves Puzzle

    The British foreign exchange reserves decreased by 40 percent during the period August 1996-December 1999 although the Pound Sterling is considered a floating exchange rate since it left the EMS in 1992. Since…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Loosening Hours Constraints on the Supply of Labor - What if Germans Had a Dutch Labor Market?

    The lack of working hours flexibility is regarded as an important hindrance for work-sharing in Germany. Surveys show that employees often work more hours than they actually desire to. Given these indications on…

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