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 // 2022

    Trade Secret Protection and R&D Investment of Family Firms

    Family firms are known for their reluctance to invest in research and development. We show that strengthened trade secret protection is associated with higher R&D investment by family firms. More specifically,…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Do Manufacturing Plants Respond to Exogenous Changes in Electricity Prices? Evidence From Administrative Micro-Data

    Climate policy often implies increasing energy prices. Due to incomplete regulation across the globe, concerns about their competitiveness and employment effects play an important role in the policy debate.…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Disparities in Financial Literacy, Pension Planning, and Saving Behavior

    Financial literacy affects wealth accumulation, and pension planning plays a key role in this relationship. In a large field experiment, we employ a digital pension aggregation tool to confront a treatment group…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    The End of Work is Near, Isn’t It? Survey Evidence on Automation Angst

    We study the extent of automation angst and its role for policy preferences, labor market choices and real donation decisions using a customized survey in Germany and the US. We first document that a majority…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    International Trade and the Transmission of Temperature Shocks

    We examine how the adverse impacts of weather shocks are distributed through the trade network. Exploiting a rich, theoretically derived, fixed effects structure, we find significant negative short-run effects…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    How Patent Rights Affect University Science

    How do intellectual property rights influence academic science? We investigate the consequences of the introduction of software patents in the U.S. on the publications of university researchers in the field of…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Patent Collateral and Access to Debt

    We investigate how intangible capital in form of intellectual property, such as patents, might mitigate financing constraints. While scholars have already argued that patents might have a signalling value…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Democracy and the Quality of Economic Institutions: Theory and Evidence

    We present a simple model, illustrating how democracy may improve the quality of the economic institutions. The model further suggests that institutional quality varies more across autocracies than across…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Adjustments of Local Labour Markets to the COVID-19 Crisis: the Role of Digitalisation and Working-from-Home

    Employment responses to the COVID-19 crisis differed widely across German local labour markets at the beginning of the pandemic, with differences in short-time work rates of up to 20 percentage points. We show…

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