CEPA Discussion Papers

The CEPA Discussion Paper Series was initiated in 2019 and disseminates research results by CEPA members and fellows to the scientific community and the interested public. Research findings published in a CEPA Discussion Paper reflect on-going research prior to publication in peer-reviewed journal articles or books. In 2019 a total of 14 discussion papers have been published and we are looking forward to future growth. Submission guidelines can be found here.



CEPA Discussion Paper No. 23

Risk Preferences and Training Investments [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Cobb-Clark, D. A. & Obst, C. & Uhlendorf, A.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 22

Side Effects of Labor Market Policies [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Mahlstedt, ,R. & van den Berg, G. J. & Vikström, J.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 21

Entropy Balancing for Continuous Treatments [Download]
Tübbicke, S.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 20

Inefficient Cooperation under Stochastic and Strategic Uncertainty [Download]
Bruttel, L. & Güth, W. & Nithammer, J. & Orland, A.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 19

Choosing between explicit cartel formation and tacit collusion - An experiment [Download]
Andres, M., Bruttel, L. & Friedrichsen, J.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 18

Drinking is Different! Examining the Role of Locus of Control for Alcohol Consumption [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Hennecke, J. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 17

Do people harness deliberate ignorance to avoid envy and its detrimental effects? [Download]
Bruttel, L. & Güth, W. & Hertwig, R. & Orland, A.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 16

Parental Leave Reform and Long-run Earnings of Mothers [Download]
Frodermann, C. & Wrohlich, K. & Zucco, A.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 15

Selection into Employment and the Gender Wage Gap across the Distribution and Over Time [Download]
Granados, P. G. & Wrohlich, K.


CEPA Discussion Paper No. 14

Do Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed Affect Participants’ Well-Being? A Rigorous Look at (Un-)Intended Consequences of Labor Market Policies [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Tübbicke, S.
Forthcoming in: Evaluation Review

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 13

What Makes an Employer? [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Fossen, F. M. & Kritikos, A. S.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 12

Catching up or Lagging Behind? The Long-Term Business and Innovation Potential of Subsidized Start-Ups out of Unemployment [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Künn, S. & Weißenberger, M.
Published in: Research Policy, 2020, 49(10), 1-14.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 11

Entrepreneurial Persistence Beyond Survival: Measurements and Determinants [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Goethner, M. & Weißenberger, M.
Published in: Journal of Small Business Management, 2020, 58(3), 617-647.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 10

Strategic ignorance in repeated prisoners' dilemma experiments and its effects on the dynamics of voluntary cooperation [Download]
Bruttel, L. & Felgendreher, S. &  Güth, W. & Hertwig, R.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 9

Does subsidized care for toddlers increase maternal labor supply? Evidence from a large-scale expansion of early childcare [Download]
Müller, K. & Wrohlich, K.
Forthcoming in: Labour Economics

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 8

Population Density and Urban Air Quality  [Download]
Borck, R. & Schrauth, P. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 7

“Thanks in Advance”. The Negative Effect of a Polite Phrase on Compliance with a Request  [Download]
Bruttel, L. & Nithammer, J. & Stolley, F. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 6

New Evidence on Long-Term Effects of Start-Up Subsidies. Matching Estimates and their Robustness  [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Tübbicke, S. 
Published in: Empirical Economics, 2020, 59(4), 1605-1631.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 5

Is There a Loyalty-Enhancing Effect of Retroactive Price-Reduction Schemes?   [Download]
Bruttel, L. 
Published in: Review of Industrial Organization, 2019, 54(3), pp 575–593

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 4

Firm Size and Innovation in the Service Sector  [Download]
Audretsch, D. B. & Hafenstein, M. & Kritikos, A. S. & Schiersch, A. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 3

Labor supply under participation and hours constraints. An extended structural model for policy evaluations  [Download]
Müller, K. & Neumann, M. & Wrohlich, K.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 2

Getting a Yes. An Experiment on the Power of Asking  [Download]
Bruttel, L. & Stolley, F. & Utikal, V. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 1

The Causal Effects of the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany - An Overview  [Download]
Caliendo, M. & Schröder, C. & Wittbrodt, L. 
Published in: German Economic Review, 20(3), 257-292