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. 38

It’s me again… Ask Avoidance and the Dynamics of Charitable Giving Download
Späth, M.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 37

The productivity puzzle in business services Download
Kritikos, A. S.; Schiersch, A. & Stiel, C.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 36

State Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity in the Extensive Margin of Trade Download
Hinz, J.; Stammann, A. & Wanner, J.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 35

The Social Power of Spillover Effects: Educating Against Environmental Externalities Download
Brenner, A.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 34

The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children Download
Marcus, J.; Siedler, T. & Ziebarth, N.R.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 33

The Distributional Implications of Climate Policies Under Uncertainty Download
Eydam, U.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 32

More Opportunity, More Cooperation? The Behavioral Effects of Birthright Citizenship on Immigrant Youth Download
Felfe, C.; Kocher, M.G.; Rainer, H.; Saurer, J. & Siedler, T.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 31

Hate is too great a burden to bear: Hate crimes and the mental health of refugees Download
Graeber, D. & Schikora, F. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 30

Design and Effectiveness of Start-Up Subsidies: Evidence from a Policy Reform in Germany Download
Caliendo, M. & Tübbicke, S. 

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 29

A meta-analysis of climate migration literature Download
Šedová, B.; Čizmaziová, L. & Cook, A.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 28

Optimal carbon taxation and horizontal equity: A welfare-theoretic approach with application to German household data Download
Hänsel, M. C.; Franks, M.; Kalkuhl, M. & Edenhofer, O.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 27

COVID-19: a crisis of the female self-employed Download
Graeber, D., Kritikos, A. S. & Seebauer, J.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 26

Global food prices, local weather and migration in Sub-Saharan Africa Download
Ludolph, L. & Šedová, B.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 25

The Effect of Goal-Setting Prompts in a Blended Learning Environment Download
Amann, E. & Rzepka, S.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 24

The Leniency Rule Revisited: Experiments on Cartel Formation with Open Communication Download
Andres, M., Bruttel, L. & Friedrichsen, J.


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.
Published in: Evaluation Review, 2020, S. 193841X20927237.

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.
Published in: Labour Economics, 2020, 62, 101776.

CEPA Discussion Paper No. 8

Population Density and Urban Air Quality  Download
Borck, R. & Schrauth, P. 
Published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2021, 86, 103596.

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. 
Published in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2020, 86, 101550.

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