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SOEPpapers 1002 / 2018

Do Justice Perceptions Support the Concept of Equal Sacrifice? Evidence from Germany

The ability-to-pay approach assesses taxes paid as a sacrifice by the taxpayers. This raises the question of how to define and how to measure it: in absolute, relative, or marginal terms? U.S. respondents prefer a tax schedule that is either a pure

2018| Maria Metzing
DIW Weekly Report 42 / 2018

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

2018| Lukas Menkhoff, Jakob Miethe
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Steuerliche Forschungsförderung: Geringe Lenkungswirkung und hohe Kosten

In: Ifo-Schnelldienst 72 (2019), 9, S. 9-12 | Heike Belitz
Economic Bulletin 7 / 1994

Ecological Tax Reform even if Germany Has to Go It Alone

The need to realise sustainable economic development, which preserves the basis for human existence, is now widely recognised. Natural resources must be used more economically and the burden on the environment eased. The traditional instruments of ..

1994| Stefan Bach, Michael Kohlhaas, Barbara Praetorius
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Us State Cigarette Tax Increases and Smoke‐Free Legislation in Relation to Cigarette Expenditure across Household Socio‐Economic Circumstances: A Quasi‐Experimental Study

Background and Aims: While research has focused on outcomes of tobacco control policies, less is known about the mechanisms by which policies may affect tobacco use. We estimated the associations of changes in cigarette taxes and smoke‐free ...

In: Addiction 114 (2018), 4, S. 721-729 | Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Melissa Kull, Christopher F. Baum
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Ecological Tax Revenue Still Yields Lower Pension Contributions and Higher Pensions Today

by Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Michelle Harnisch and Niklas Isaak The ecological tax reform that Germany implemented between 1999 and 2003 increased energy tax rates—especially on gasoline and diesel. Today, the ecological tax hikes yield an

28.03.2019| Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei
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Capital Taxation and Government Debt Policy with Public Discounting

This paper characterizes capital taxation and public debt policy in a quantitative macroeconomic model with an impatient government and uncertainty. The government has access to linear taxes on capital and labor, and to non-state-contingent bonds. ..

In: Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 85 (2017), S. 1-20 | Malte Rieth
Diskussionspapiere 1757 / 2018

Interactions between Regulatory and Corporate Taxes: How Is Bank Leverage Affected?

Regulatory bank levies set incentives for banks to reduce leverage. At the same time, corporate income taxation makes funding through debt more attractive. In this paper, we explore how regulatory levies affect bank capital structure, depending on ..

2018| Franziska Bremus, Kirsten Schmidt, Lena Tonzer
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On the Emissions–Inequality and Emissions–Welfare Trade-Offs in Energy Taxation: Evidence on the German Car Fuels Tax

By using estimates from a Demographically-Scaled Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (DQUAIDS), we investigate how the German car fuels tax changes the private households’ CO2 emissions, living standards, and post-tax income distribution. Our ...

In: Resource and Energy Economics 44 (2016), S. 206-233 | Dragana Nikodinoska, Carsten Schröder
Diskussionspapiere 1767 / 2018

100 Jahre deutsches Steuersystem: Revolution und Evolution

Die „Erzbergerschen Steuer- und Finanzreformen“ 1919/20 haben das deutsche Steuer- und Finanzsystem nahezu vollständig umgestaltet, modernisiert und stark ausgebaut. Wesentliche Elemente dieser Reformen haben bis heute Bestand– die Grundstrukt

2018| Stefan Bach
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