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Monographien

Essays on Inequality: Income Distribution, (Just) Taxation and Well-being

This dissertation focuses on three dimensions of inequality: income, (just) taxation, and well-being. All chapters focus on a similar time horizon (2000 to 2015) and essentially on the same geographical area, Germany. The chapters are organized in four parts, each examining a specific research question and based on evidence from microdata - the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). The analysis of chapter ...

Berlin: FU Berlin, 2019, IX, 151 S. | Maria Metzing
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Health-Related Life Cycle Risks and Public Insurance

Based on a dynamic life cycle model, this study analyzes health-related risks of consumption and old-age poverty. The model allows for health effects on employment risks, on productivity, on longevity, the correlation between health risks, productivity and preferences, and the financial incentives of the German public insurance schemes. The estimation uses data on male employees and an extended expectation-maximization ...

In: Journal of Health Economics 65 (2019), S. 227-245 | Daniel Kemptner
Dossiers

Germany

DIW Berlin has a long tradition of conducting research beyond core economic topics and covering important issues regarding Germany’s society and its social structures. Here you can find the institute’s English-language publications covering a wide range of topics such as the country’s education system, social mobility, and gender issues.

07.10.2021
Interview

Jakob Miethe interviewed on Deutsche Welle English on the effect of international information exchange

In recent years, the global community has promoted several initiatives aimed at breaking bank secrecy in tax havens. Such treaties for the exchange of information among tax offices can be effective. A treaty between country A and tax haven B reduces deposits from A in banks of B by approximately 30 percent. However, the analysis shows that tax evaders react to such treaties not by becoming honest taxpayers ...

19.10.2018| Jakob Miethe
Weekly Report

International treaties insufficiently curb global tax evasion

In recent years, the global community has promoted several initiatives aimed at breaking bank secrecy in tax havens. Such treaties for the exchange of information among tax offices can be effective. A treaty between country A and tax haven B reduces deposits from A in banks of B by approximately 30 percent. However, the analysis shows that tax evaders react to such treaties not by becoming honest taxpayers ...

17.10.2018| Lukas Menkhoff, Jakob Miethe
Press Release

Low tax burden for passenger cars in Germany; reform of vehicle and fuel taxation needed

In a systematic European comparison of taxes and duties on passenger cars, Germany is in the lower third – Taxes on passenger cars neither raise enough revenue nor provide sufficient incentives for less polluting passenger car traffic. Germany needs to reform its passenger car and fuel taxation and make a gradual increase in the diesel tax a priority. This is the conclusion reached by Uwe Kunert, ...

08.08.2018
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Intergenerational Causal Effect of Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Commuter Tax Allowance in Austria

16.02.2018| Martin Halla, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Press Release

The new grand coalition’s work program: DIW Berlin says there is still much to improve

In important areas such as tax policy, education, and energy, the future grand coalition must be considerably more ambitious – The need for reform in Germany is not being addressed sufficiently Germany’s next government will most likely once again be a grand coalition. However, the results of the preliminary coalition talks between the Union parties and the SPD, which serve as a basis ...

31.01.2018
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How Do Fuel Taxes Impact New Car Purchases? an Evaluation Using French Consumer-Level Data

This study evaluates the impact of fuel taxes on new car purchases, using exhaustive individual-level data of monthly new car registrations in France. We use information on the car holder to account for heterogeneous preferences across purchasers, and we identify demand parameters through the large oil price fluctuations of this period. We find that the short-term sensitivity of demand with respect ...

In: Energy Economics 74 (2018), S. 76-96 | Pauline Givord, Céline Grislain-Letrémy, Helene Naegele
Monographien

Firm Strategies and Consumer Behavior under Market-Based Sustainability Policies

Berlin: TU Berlin, 2018, XIV, 161 S. | Helene Naegele
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