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

    Wages in the East German Transition Process - Facts and Explanations

    We analyze wage developments in the East German transition process both at the macro and at the microeconomic level. At the macroeconomic level, we draw special attention to the important distinction between…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Tax Competition and Tax Structure in Open Federal Economies: Evidence from OECD Countries with Implications for the European Union

    Tax competition arguments suggest that a government that operate in an open economy (such as local governments) should not and will not rely on non-benefit taxes, such as the income tax. Yet we observe reliance…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Estimating the Effects of Public Training on Polish Unemployment by Way of the Augmented Matching Function Approach

    We analyse Polish active labour market policy (ALMP) training programmes from a macroeconomic (regional) point of view. The effects of training programmes on the outflows from unemployment and the effects of all…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Institutional Investment in Central and Eastern Europe: Investment Criteria of Western Portfolio Managers

    This study provides detailed evidence on the recent transitionstate of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. It draws on data froma survey conducted among portfolio managers ofWestern investment funds…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Decomposing General Equilibrium Effects of Policy Intervention in Multi-Regional Trade Models-Method and Sample Application

    Policy interventions in large open economies do not only affect the allocation of domestic resources but change international market prices. The change in international prices implies an indirect secondary…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Facto Mobility and Fiscal Policy in the EU: Policy Issues and Analytical Approaches

    This paper outlines some of the implications of factor market integration for fiscal policy in the countries of the EU and for the EU itself. It draws particular attention to the dynamic dimensions of factor…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Do Business-related Services Really Lag Behind Manufacturing Industries in the Business Cycle?

    In an a priori view, it is usually assumed that the business cycle of manufacturing industries leads the business cycle of the service sector. This seems to be even more plausible for the relationship between…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Industry-Level Wage Bargaining: A Partial Rehabilitation - The German Experience

    In order to reduce unemployment, it is often recommended that industry-levelwage bargaining in Germany should be replaced by a more decentralized system.This paper provides a critical assessment of the current…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 1999

    Employment Impacts of Cleaner Production - Evidence from a German Study Using Case Studies and Surveys

    The study assesses net employment effects of technical progress which can be expected by the ongoing transition from end-of-pipe technologies towards cleaner production. Empirical evidence is presented on the…

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