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. 01-23 // 2001

    Evaluating the Impact of Public Start-up Assistance - Results from an Econometric Approach

    This paper analyzes the medium-term growth performance of firms that exclusively received start-up assistance from programs administered by the Deutsche Ausgleichsbank (DtA), a state owned bank, within two years…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 01-21 // 2001

    Energy Taxes and Employment: A Do-it-yourself Simulation Model

    Our paper deals with the welfare and employment effects of green tax reforms. In the first part we develop a flexible, interactive simulation model which is accessible under http://brw.zew.de. Users can specify…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 01-20 // 2001

    Price Indices for Information and Communication Technology Industries - An Application to the German PC Market

    Changing product quality, rapid technological progress, and short product life cycles make it difficult to compute indices that correctly reflect the true price movements of IT products. This paper assesses…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 01-19 // 2001

    Do R&D Subsidies Matter? - Evidence for the German Service Sector

    In recent times the service sector is often called the driving force of today‘s economies. This paper analyses the innovative activities of German service firms. We investigate whether firms that receive public…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 01-18 // 2001

    Comparing the Part-time Wage Gap in Germany and the Netherlands

    In this paper,I contrast the quality of part-time jobs - in terms of hourly wage rates - with those of fulltimers. Using the Netherlands as a benchmark,helps to assess the size and seriousness of the estimated…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 01-16 // 2001

    Public Deficits and Borrowing Costs: The Missing Half of Market Discipline

    EMU driven interest rate convergence has led to a significant reduction of borrowing costs for some European governments in the second half of the nineties. The paper deals with the possible consequences for…

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