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 // 1999

    Der Flächentarifvertrag: Eine kritische Würdigung aus ökonomischer Sicht

    This paper examines critically the system of industry-level wage bargaining in Germany. More specifically, it shows that the importance of industry-level wage bargaining declines in Germany and that one major…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Investment and Employment Adjustment after Unification: Some Results from a Macroeconometric Disequilibrium Model

    AbstractThe macroeconomic development in West Germany in the aftermath of unification was characterized by a boom period in 1990/1991, a deep recession in 1992/1993 and a slow recovery since then. In East…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Effective Marginal Tax Rates for US Investors in Germany and Europe: An Analysis of Recent Tax Reforms in Germany

    In this paper the impact of the corporate tax systems of the EU-member states on the investment and the financing decision of an US multinational corporation is analysed. The calculation of the resulting…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    The Effective Average Tax Burden in the European Union and the USA: A Computer-based Calculation and Comparison with the model of the European Tax Analyzer

    In this paper we present a computer-based model (so-called European Tax Analyzer) for the international computation and comparison of company tax burdens. The methodology follows the forward-looking concepts for…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Export and Innovation Activities in the German Service Sector: Empirical Evidence at the Firm Level

    In this paper we analyse the relationship between export and innovation activities of German service sector companies using data from the 1997 wave of the Mannheim Innovation Panel in the Service Sector. There…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Double Bertrand Tax Competition: A Fiscal Game with Governments Acting as Middlemen

    In a common market with costless mobility of all factors, regional governments can attract mobile firms by granting subsidies which must be financed out of wage taxes on mobile labour. Since firms locate where…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Optimal Secession Rules

    Should the constitution of a federation allow for peaceful secession ? Constitutionally defined secession rules are optimal ex post if the federation breaks down. However, they may be suboptimal ex ante if the…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Die Struktur Kollektiver Lohnverhandlungen und Auslandsdirketinvestitionen in der OECD

    This paper analyzes the influence of the structure of collective bargaining on foreign direct investment abroad, using a panel of 19 OECD countries in 1980, 1990, and 1994. The degree of centralization as well…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Die Reformperspektive der EU-Finanzverfassung nach den Beschlüssen zur Agenda 2000

    A rational financial constitution of the EU should be able to fulfil redistributive objectives at minimum costs. The present financial system of the Community is not compatible with this requirement. After the…

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