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The Ruhr Economic Papers are downloadable as pdf-files from the RWI homepage or at the Social Science Research Network.  Most of the papers listed here have a direct link to the pdf download page for your convenience.

2010

 

Keese, M., and Schmitz, H. (2010). Broke, Ill, and Obese: The Effect of Household Debt on Health. Ruhr Economic Papers #234.

Baumgarten, D.
(2010). International Trade and Worker Turnover – Empirical Evidence for Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #228.

Meng, A. (2010). The Impact of Demographic Change, Co-morbidity and European Care Policies on the Choice of Care Arrangement. Ruhr Economic Papers #224

Gu, Y., and Hehenkamp, B. (2010). The Inefficiency of Market Transparency – A Model with Endogenous Entry. Ruhr Economic Papers #219

Baumgarten, D. (2010). Exporters and the Rise in Wage Inequality – Evidence from German Linked Employer-Employee Data. Ruhr Economic Papers #217

Bredemeier, C. (2010). Inattentive Voters and Welfare-State Persistence. Ruhr Economic Papers #214

Bredemeier, C. (2010). Imperfect Information and the Meltzer-Richard Hypothesis. Ruhr Economic Papers #213

Paloyo, A., Vance, C., and Vorell, M. (2010). Local Determinants of Crime: Do Military Bases Matter? Ruhr Economic Papers #211.

Braun, C. (2010). Optimal Taxation of Education with an Initial Endowment of Human Capital. Ruhr Economic Papers #210.

Paloyo, A. (2010). Compulsory Military Service in Germany Revisited. Ruhr Economic Papers #206

Keese, M., Meng, A. and Schnabel, R. (2010). Are You Well Prepared for Long-term Care? – Assessing Financial Gaps in Private German Care Provision. Ruhr Economic Papers #203.

Braun, C. (2010). Taxing Human Capital: A Good Idea. Ruhr Economic Papers #202.

Augurzky, B. and Schmitz, H. (2010). Is there a Future for Small Hospitals in Germany? Ruhr Economic Papers #198.


Engel, D., and Procher, V. (2010). Home Firm Performance after Foreign Investments and Divestitures. Ruhr Economic Papers #193.

Engel, D., Procher, V. and Schmidt, C. M. (2010). The Asymmetries of a Small World: Entry Into and Withdrawal From International Markets by French Firms. Ruhr Economic Papers #192.

Belke, A., Dreger, C. and de Haan, F. (2010). Energy Consumption and Economic Growth – New Insights into the Cointegration Relationship. Ruhr Economic Papers #190.

Bachmann, R., Bauer, T. K., and David, P. (2010). Labour Market Entry Conditions, Wages and Job Mobility. Ruhr Economic Papers #188.

Braun, C. and Richter, W. (2010). Efficient Subsidization of Human capital Accumulation with Overlapping Generations. CESinfo Working Paper No. 2982.

Bredemeier, C.
(2010). Assortive Mating and Female Labour Supply. IZA Discussion Paper #5118.

Geishecker, I., H. Görg and D. Baumgarten(2010), Offshoring, Tasks, and the Skill-Wage Pattern. IZA Discussion Paper #4828.

Paloyo, A., Vance, C. and Vorell, M. (2010). The Regional Economic Effects of Military Base Realignments and Closures in Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #181.

Heufer, J. (2010). Quasiconcave Preferences and Choices on a Probability Simplex – A Nonparametric Analysis. Ruhr Economic Papers #179.

Gu, Y. (2010), Wage and Employment Effects of Workplace Representation – A ”Right To Co-Manage” Model. Ruhr Economic Papers #178

Keese, M. (2010). Who Feels Constrained by High Debt Burdens? - Subjective vs. Objective Measures of Household Indebtedness. Ruhr Economic Papers #169.

Körner, T. and Schnabel, I. (2010). Public Ownership of Banks and Economic Growth - The Role of Heterogeneity. Gutenberg School of Management and Economics Discussion Paper No. 1009.

Meng, A. (2010). Long-term Care Responsibility and its Opportunity Costs. Ruhr Economic Papers #168.

Basilio, L., and Bauer, T. (2010). Transferability of Human Capital and Immigrant Assimilation - An Analysis for Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #164.

Rieth, M. (2010), Sovereign Risk and Macroeconomic Fluctuations in an Emerging Market Economy. Tinbergen Discussion Papers 10-100/2.

Stiebale, J. and Trax, M. (2010). The Effects of Cross-border M&As on the Acquirers' Domestic Performance - Firm-level Evidence. Ruhr Economic Papers #159.

van Kampen, M. and Wied, D. (2010). A nonparametric constancy test for copulas under mixing conditions. SFB 823 Discussion Paper (36/10).

2009

 

Heufer, J. (2009). In Vino Veritas: The Economics of Drinking. Ruhr Economic Papers #158.

Meng, A. (2009). Do Parents Buy Their Children's Attention? Ruhr Economic Papers #153.

Meng, A. (2009). Informal Home Care and Labor Force Participation of Household Members. Ruhr Economic Papers #152.

Keese, M. (2009). Triggers and Determinants of Severe Household Indebtedness in Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #150.

Paloyo, A. (2009). Co-pay and feel okay: evidence of illusory health gains from a health insurance reform. Ruhr Economic Papers #142.

Bauer, T. K. , Bender, S., Paloyo, A. , and Schmidt, C. M. (2009). Evaluating the Labor-Market Effects of Compulsory Military Service - A Regression-Discontinuity Approach. Ruhr Economic Papers #141.

Herr, A., Schmitz, H., and Augurzky, B. (2009). Does Higher Cost Inefficiency Imply Higher Profit Inefficiency? - Evidence on Inefficiency and Ownership of German Hospitals. Ruhr Economic Papers #132.

Basilio, L. (2009). Deciding Who Works Where - An Analysis of the Distribution of Work within Native and Immigrant Families in Australia. Ruhr Economic Papers #125.

Bachmann, R., and David, P. (2009). The Importance of Two-Sided Heterogeneity for the Cyclicality of Labour Market Dynamics. Ruhr Economic Papers #124.

Hörmann, M., and Schabert, A. (2009). An interest peg might be better than you think. Ruhr Economic Papers #115.

Engel, D., and Procher, V. (2009). Export, FDI and Productivity - Evidence for French Firms. Ruhr Economic Papers #111.

Baumgarten, D. (2009). International Outsourcing, the Nature of Tasks, and Occupational Stability - Empirical Evidence for Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #108.

Procher, V. (2009). Agglomeration effects and the location of Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from French first-time movers. Ruhr Economic Papers #100.

Brenner, J. (2009). Life-Cycle Variations in the Association between Current and Lifetime Earnings - Evidence for German Natives and Guest Workers. Ruhr Economic Papers #95.

Gu, Y., and Wenzel, T. (2009). Product Variety, Price Elasticity of Demand and Fixed Cost in Spatial Models. Ruhr Economic Papers #92.

Bredemeier, C., and Jüßen, F. (2009). Household Labor Supply and Home Services in a General-Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Agents. IZA Discussion Paper 3944 and Ruhr Economic Papers #91.

Krämer, W., and van Kampen, M. (2009). A simple nonparametric test for structural change in tail probabilities. SFB 823 Discussion Paper (04/09).

Kraft, K., and Neimann S. (2009). Impact of Educational and Religious Homogamy on Marital Stability. IZA Discussion Paper #4491.

Kraft, K., and Neimann S. (2009). Effect of labour division between wife and husband on the risk of divorce: Evidence from German data. IZA Discussion Paper #4515.

2008

 

Corneo, G., Keese, M., and Schröder, C. (2008). Erhöht die Riester-Förderung die Sparneigung von Geringverdienern? Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin 2007/23. Berlin.

Corneo, G., Keese, M., and Schröder, C. (2008). Can Governments Boost Voluntary Retirement Savings Via Tax Incentives and Subsidies? A German Case Study for Low-Income Households. Economics Working Paper Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel, No 2008-18.

Eichhorst, W., Feil, M., and Braun, C. (2008). What Have We Learned? Assessing Labor Market Institutions and Indicators. IZA Discussion Paper, No. 3470. Bonn.

Gu, Y. (2008). Imperfect Certification. Ruhr Economic Papers #78.

Schmitz, H. (2008). Do Optional Deductibles Reduce the Number of Doctor Visits? - Empirical Evidence with German Data. Ruhr Economic Papers #76.

Schurer, S. (2008). Discrete Heterogeneity in the Impact of Health Shocks on Labour Market Outcomes. Ruhr Economic Papers #71.

Heufer, J. (2008). Stochastic Revealed Preference and Rationalizability. Ruhr Economic Papers #70.

Heufer, J. (2008). A Geometric Measure for the Violation of Utility Maximization. Ruhr Economic Papers #69.

Wenzel, T. (2008). On the incentives to form strategic coalitions in ATM markets. IWQW Discussion Paper 5-2008, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Schurer, S. (2008). Labour Market Outcomes of Second Generation Immigrants: How Heterogeneous Are They Really? Ruhr Economic Papers #57.

Bayer, C. and Hanck, C. (2008). Is Double Trouble? - How to Combine Cointegration Tests. Ruhr Economic Papers #48.

2007

 

Heufer, J. (2007). Revealed Preference and the Number of Commodities. Ruhr Economic Papers #36.

Brenner, J. (2007). Effects of Job Entry Restrictions on Economic Integration - Evidence for Recent Ethnic German Immigrants. Ruhr Economic Papers #25.

Basilio, L.
, Bauer, T., and Sinning, M. (2007). Analyzing the Labor Market Activity of Immigrant Families in Germany. Ruhr Economic Papers #24.

Brenner, J. (2007). Parental Impact on Attitude Formation - A Siblings Study on Worries about Immigration. Ruhr Economic Papers #22.

Fertig, M., and Schurer, S. (2007). Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Germany - The Importance of Heterogeneity and Attrition Bias. Ruhr Economic Papers #20.

Karanasos, M., and Schurer, S. (2007). Is the relationship between inflation and its uncertainty linear? German Economic Review 9: 265-286. Ruhr Economic Papers #18.

Rausch, S., and Rutherford, T. (2007). Computation of Equilibria in OLG Models with Many Heterogeneous Households. Ruhr Economic Papers #15.

Schmitz, H., and Steiner, V. (2007). Benefit-Entitlement Effects and the Duration of Unemployment - An Ex-Ante Evaluation of Recent Labour Market Reforms in Germany: IZA Discussion Paper 2681.

Wenzel, T. (2007). Liberalization of opening hours with free entry. Ruhr Economic Papers #13.

Jones A. M., and Schurer, S. (2007). How Does Heterogeneity Shape the Socioeconomic Gradient in Health Satisfaction? Ruhr Economic Papers #8.

Frohloff, A. (2007). Cost and Technical Efficiency of German Hospitals - A Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Ruhr Economics Papers #2.

2006

Brenner, J., and Fertig, M. (2006). Identifying the Determinants of Attitudes towards Immigrants - A Structural Cross-Country Analysis. RWI : Discussion Papers #47.