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 // 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…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Real and Monetary Challenges to Wage Policy in Germany at the Turn of the Millennium: Technical Progress, Globalization and European Monetary Union

    At the turn of the millenium three frequently cited potential causes of new challenges for wage policy in Germany are revisited in this study: skilled-biased technological progress, the increasing international…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Labour Mobility - An Adjustment Mechanism in Euroland? Empirical Evidence for Western Germany, France and Italy

    At the turn of the millenium three frequently cited potential causes of new challenges for wage policy in Germany are revisited in this study: skilled-biased technological progress, the increasing international…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Uncertainty of Outcome Versus Reputation: Empirical Evidence for the First German Football Division

    During the next few years, the German football industry will changedramatically. New distribution channels and initial public offerings willlead to large inflows of capital and hence funds for investment.…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Democratisation versus accountability - should the European Parliament be given more powers?

    This paper challenges the assertion that European politics would be closer to the citizens preferences if decision power were transferred from the Council of Ministers to the European Parliament. On the one…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Law Enforcement and Criminality: Europe vs. USA

    We use a stylized model to show that, if transfers to the poor are founded on a security argument, there is a negative trade-off between law enforcement expenditures and criminality. In contrast, if transfers…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Cooling Down Hot Air. A Global CGE Analysis of Post-Kyoto Carbon Abatement Strategies

    The Kyoto Protocol marks a break-through in global warming mitigation policies as it sets legally binding emissions targets for major emitting regions. However, realisation of the Protocol depends on the…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Federations Alternative Tax Constitutions and Risky Education

    We analyze a two-period model, where risk-averse students divide their time between risky education, leisure and work. The education can migrate. Wage-tax financed transfer to students acts as an insurance, and…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Public Procurement in the Presence of Capital Taxation

    The paper considers governments' public procurement decision as a way of influencing industry structure. In a federation in which capital is mobile and capital taxation is harmonized, a home bias in public…

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