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

    Government Expenditure in the DINA Framework: Allocation Methods and Consequences for Post-Tax Income Inequality

    Constructing measures of post-tax income inequality that are consistent with national accounts requires the allocation of the entirety of government expenditure to individuals. About half of government…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    R&D Grant and Tax Credit Support for Foreign-Owned Subsidiaries: Does It Pay Off?

    Foreign-owned subsidiaries make significant contributions to national Research and Development (R&D) in many host countries. Policymakers often support subsidiaries through R&D grants and R&D tax credits. A key…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Measuring Process Innovation Output: Results from Firm-Level Panel Data

    Process innovation is an important part of firms’ innovation activities and supposed to significantly contribute to positive returns from innovation. Measuring process innovation output at the firm level is…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Towards Accountability in Machine Learning Applications: A System-Testing Approach

    A rapidly expanding universe of technology-focused startups is trying to change and improve the way real estate markets operate. The undisputed predictive power of machine learning (ML) models often plays a…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Political Ignorance and the Internet

    We examine the link between Internet usage and political ignorance. We construct a novel Index as a direct measure of individuals’ indifference with respect to political issues which determines the degree of…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Climate Protection Potentials of Digitalized Production Processes: Microeconometric Evidence?

    Although information and communication technologies (ICT) consume energy themselves, they are considered to have the potential to reduce overall energy intensity within economic sectors. While previous empirical…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Heterogeneous Responses to School Track Choice: Evidence From the Repeal of Binding Track Recommendations

    This paper studies heterogeneity in schooling decisions by socio-economic status (SES) in response to a repeal of achievement-based admissions requirements (i.e. binding track recommendations) in Germany's…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Combating Online Hate Speech: The Impact of Legislation on Twitter

    We analyze the impact of the Network Enforcement Act, the first regulation which aims at restraining hate speech on large social media platforms. Using a difference-in- differences framework, we measure the…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    The 2015 Refugee Inflow and Concerns Over Immigration

    How did the large asylum-seeker inflow to Germany in 2015 affect concerns about immigration? Using individual-level panel data for the years 2012–2018, I show that after 2015 concerns about immigration…

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