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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Distributional Effects of Subsidizing Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Germany

    We empirically investigate the distributional consequences of the Riester scheme, the main private pension subsidization program in Germany. We find that 38% of the aggregate subsidy accrues to the top two deciles of the income distribution, but only 7.3% to the bottom two. Nonetheless the Riester scheme is almost distributionally neutral in terms of standard inequality measures. Two effects offset ...

    In: Finanzarchiv 74 (2018) 4, S. 415-445 | Giacomo Corneo, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Inequality-Minimization with a Given Public Budget

    We solve the problem of a social planner who seeks to minimize inequality via transfers with a fixed public budget in a distribution of exogenously given incomes. The appropriate solution method depends on the objective function: If it is convex, it can be solved by an interior-point algorithm. If it is quasiconvex, the bisection method can be used. Using artificial and real-world data, we implement ...

    In: Journal of Economic Inequality 16 (2018), 4, S. 607-629 | Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Public Health Insurance, Individual Health, and Entry into Self-Employment

    We investigate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into self-employment. Health insurance systems that distinguish between the two sectors of employment create incentives or disincentives to start a business for different individuals. We estimate a discrete time hazard rate model of entry into self-employment ...

    In: Small Business Economics 49 (2017), 3, S. 647–669 | Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
  • Nicht-referierte Aufsätze

    Personelle Vermögensverteilung in Deutschland

    In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (2020), 41, S. 25-32 | Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    Wealth Inequalities

    In: Klaus F. Zimmermann (Ed.) , Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics
    Berlin: Springer
    S. 1-38
    | Johannes König, Carsten Schröder, Edward N. Wolff
  • Externe Monographien

    Inequality of Opportunity in Wealth: Levels, Trends, and Drivers

    While inequality of opportunity (IOp) in earnings is well studied, the literature on IOp in individual net wealth is scarce to non-existent. This is problematic because both theoretical and empirical evidence show that the position in the wealth and income distribution can significantly diverge. We measure ex-ante IOp in net wealth for Germany using data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Ex-ante ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2023, 54 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 16488)
    | Daniel Graeber, Viola Hilbert, Johannes König
  • Externe Monographien

    Out for Good: Labor Market Effects of Transitory and Persistent Health Shocks

    Health shocks limit individuals’ participation in the labor market and pose a major risk to household welfare. In this paper, we derive two novel health shock indicators using machine learning based on sick days and hospitalizations: one for transitory and one for persistent shocks. In an event study framework, we show their respective effects on employment, yearly working hours, and labor earnings, ...

    SSRN, 2022, 48 S.
    (SSRN Papers)
    | Mattis Beckmannhagen, Johannes König
  • Externe Monographien

    Inequality-Minimization with a Given Public Budget

    We solve the problem of a social planner who seeks to minimize inequality via transfers with a fixed public budget in a distribution of exogenously given incomes. The appropriate solution method depends on the objective function: If it is convex, as in the case of the absolute mean deviation, it can be solved by an interior-point algorithm. If it is quasiconvex, as in case of the Gini coefficient, ...

    Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2016, 18 S.
    (Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2016,16)
    | Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
  • Externe Monographien

    Distributional Effects of Subsidizing Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Germany

    We empirically investigate the distributional consequences of the Riester scheme, the main private pension subsidization program in Germany. We find that 38% of the aggregate subsidy accrues to the top two deciles of the population, but only 7.3% to the bottom two. Nonetheless the Riester scheme is almost distributionally neutral when looking at standard inequality measures. This is due to two offsetting ...

    Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2015, 34 S.
    (Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2015,18)
    | Giacomo Corneo, Carsten Schröder, Johannes König
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