ZEW Discussion Papers

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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

    Die Psychologie irrationaler Wirtschaftspolitik am Beispiel des Reformstaus

    Mainstream economists are reluctant to integrate features of bounded rationality into their behavioural assumptions. However, particularly in the field of economic policy the scope for irrational behaviour is…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Decomposing the Cost of Kyoto. A Global CGE Analysis of Multilateral Policy Impacts

    We decompose the economic implications of the Kyoto Protocol at the cross-country level, splitting the total economic impact for each region into contributions from its own emission abatement policy and those…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    An Empirical Test of the Asymmetric Models on Innovative-Activity: Who Invests More into R&D - the Incumbent or the Challenger?

    The theoretical discussion concerning the question whether the incumbment or the (potential) entrant invests more into R & D has attracted considerable interest. This paper reports the results of an empirical…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    EU Enlargement and Immigration

    This paper assesses the consequences of EU enlargement for East West migration. In the theoretical part, we identify several factors in addition to the reduction of moving costs by which EU membership influences…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    A Note on the Calculation of Firm-specific and Skill-specific Labor Costs from Firm-Ievel Data

    Virtually all empirical firm-level studies on the demand for labor do not include labor cost in the econometric specification. This is due to the fact that business and innovation survey data usually lack…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Gender Wage Gap in West Germany: How Far Do Gender Differences in Human Capital Matter?

    This paper analyses the extent to which gender differences in human capital contribute to explaining the observable wage differential in favour of men and its reduction since the mid-eighties among West German…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Zur wissenschaftlichen Evaluation der aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Deutschland: Ein Überblick

    Dieser Beitrag gibt einen Überblick der neueren wissenschaftlichen Literatur zur Evaluation der Aktiven Arbeitsmarktpolitik (AAMP) in Deutschland. Das Grundproblem mikroökonomischer Evaluation besteht darin, den…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Cohort Effects and the Returns to Education in West Germany

    Using a Mincer-type wage function, we estimate cohort effects in the returns to education for West German workers born between 1925 and 1974. The main problem to be tackled in the specification is to separately…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2000

    Returns to Education in West Germany - An Empirical Assessment

    This paper analyses the developments in the returns to education in West Germany for the period from 1984 to 1997. Based on simple Mincer-type wage equations, we estimate a return of about 8% for men and 10% for…

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