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Divided Government versus Incumbency Externality Effect: Quasi-Experimental Evidence on Multiple Voting Decisions

This paper explores the causal relationship between vote outcomes in different elections. We ask: (1) Does the partisan identity of the mayor influence the voter's decision in subsequent town council elections? (2) Do voters condition their vote for the mayor on the result of the last council election? The analysis mainProd. Type: FLPly relies on a regression discontinuity design focusing on close ...

In: European Economic Review 64 (2013), S. 1-20 | Florian Ade, Ronny Freier
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"Marginal Employment" and the Demand for Heterogeneous Labour-Elasticity Estimates from a Multi-Factor Labour Demand Model for Germany

We develop a structural multi-factor labour demand model which distinguishes between eight labour categories including marginal employment, i.e. low-paying jobs with only a few working hours and partially exempted from employee's social security contributions. Using a new panel data set for Germany, the model is estimated both for the number of workers and total working hours. For unskilled and skilled ...

In: Applied Economics Letters 17 (2010), 12, S. 1177-1182 | Ronny Freier, Viktor Steiner
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Konsolidierungsprogramme der Länder für finanzschwache Kommunen: Eine Evaluierung kurzfristiger fiskalischer Effekte

Viele Bundesländer haben nach der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise spezielle Konsolidierungsprogramme für finanzschwache Kommunen aufgelegt. Mit dem Programmstart zeigten sich bei den teilnehmenden Kommunen deutliche Verbesserungen bei den Finanzkennzahlen. Allerdings ergeben sich als Reaktion auf die Programme auch einige adverse Effekte. Das betrifft insbesondere eine unterdurchschnittliche Entwicklung ...

In: Wirtschaftsdienst 98 (2018), 8, S. 592-599 | Florian Boettcher, Ronny Freier, René Geißler, Friederike-Sophie Niemann
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"Marginal Employment": Stepping Stone or Dead End? Evaluating the German Experience

In: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung 41 (2008), 2/3, S. 223-243 | Ronny Freier, Viktor Steiner
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Aktuelle Lage der kommunalen Finanzen: Konjunktur löst Strukturprobleme nicht

The enduring positive economic cycle in combination with additional federal transfers has brought about a complete recovery of municipal finances. However, this hides the remaining structural problems in tax revenues, reserves, social and capital spending and cash credits. The large backlog of (socially) weak municipalities remains. At the same time, those municipalities face a particular risk of economic ...

In: Wirtschaftsdienst 99 (2019), 8, S. 585–587 | René Geißler, Ronny Freier

Regression Discontinuity Designs Based on Population Thresholds: Pitfalls and Solutions

In many countries, important features of municipal government (such as the electoral system, mayors' salaries, and the number of councillors) depend on whether the municipality is above or below arbitrary population thresholds. Several papers have used a regression discontinuity design (RDD) to measure the effects of these threshold-based policies on political and economic outcomes. Using evidence ...

Bonn: IZA, 2015, 53 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 9553)
| Andrew C. Eggers, Ronny Freier, Veronica Grembi, Tommaso Nannicini

The Earnings Returns to Graduating with Honors: Evidence from Law Graduates

This paper studies the causal effects of graduating from university with an honors degree on subsequent earnings. While a rich body of literature has focused on estimating returns to human capital, few studies have analyzed returns at the very top of the education distribution. We highlight the importance of honors degrees for future labor market success in the context of German law graduates. Using ...

Bonn: IZA, 2015, 48 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 8825)
| Ronny Freier, Mathias Schumann, Thomas Siedler

Overlapping Political Budget Cycles in the Legislative and the Executive

We advance the literature on political budget cycles by testing separately for cycles in expenditures for elections in the legislative and the executive. Using municipal data, we can separately identify these cycles and account for general year effects. For the executive branch, we show that it is important whether the incumbent re-runs. To account for the potential endogeneity associated with this ...

Mannheim: ZEW, 2014, 31 S.
(Discussion Paper / Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung ; 14-099)
| Dirk Foremny, Ronny Freier, Marc-Daniel Moessinger, Mustafa Yeter

Race to the Debt Trap? Spatial Econometric Evidence on Debt in German Municipalities

Through an intertemporal budget constraint, jurisdictions may gain advantages in tax and spending competition by 'competing' on debt. While the existing spatial econometric literature focuses on tax and spending competition, very little is known about spatial interaction via public debt. This paper estimates the spatial interdependence of public debt amongGerman municipalities using a panel on municipalities ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2014, 39 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2014,1)
| Frank M. Fossen, Ronny Freier, Thorsten Martin

"Marginal Employment": Stepping Stone or Dead End? Evaluating the Geman Experience

Bonn: IZA, 2007, 27 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 3175)
| Ronny Freier, Viktor Steiner
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