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. 00-31 // 2000

    Substitution Elasticities between Capital, Labour, Material, Electricity and Fossil Fuels in German Producing and Service Sectors

    In this paper, substitutional relationships between capital, labour, material, electricity, and fossil fuels in German producing and service sectors are estimated using a translog cost function. Estimates are…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 00-30 // 2000

    Does R&D-Infrastructure Attract High-Tech Start-Ups?

    Our research, based on the ZEW-Foundation Panel East, examines whether high-tech start-ups are mainly founded in scientific and infrastructural well suited regions or not. Estimation results on the level of…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 00-29 // 2000

    Savings, Expectations and Technological Unemployment. A Generalization of Assumptions for the Hicksian Fixwage Traverse

    This paper examines the role of alternative assumptions on savings and expectations for the fixwage traverse with strong forward biased technological change. After briefly outlining the model, some peculiarities…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 00-28 // 2000

    Training and Individual Performance in Europe: Evidence from Microeconometric Studies

    Learning at school and university and also at the work place has become more important in the knowledge-based economy. This paper provides a critical review of recent econometric work on the determinants and…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 00-26 // 2000

    Leaving Unemployment for Self-employment. A Discrete Duration Analysis of Determinants and Stability of Self-Employment among Former Unemployed

    The paper investigates the determinants and the success of self-employment among former unemployed. Self-employment has become an important re-employment opportunity during the last decade due to increasing…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 00-25 // 2000

    Research Cooperation and Research Expenditures

    This paper derives a three stage Cournot duopoly game for research collaboration, research expenditures and product market competition. The amount of knowledge firms can absorb from other firms is made…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 00-23 // 2000

    The Cost of Phasing Out Nuclear Power. A Quantitative Assessment of Alternative Scenarios for Germany

    In the debate on the phase-out of nuclear power generation in Germany, there is an intense dispute on the effective operating time for the existing nuclear power plants. This paper addresses the question of how…

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