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Social Status Concerns and the Political Economy of Publicly Provided Private Goods

We analyse the political economy of the public provision of private goods when individuals care about their social status. Status concerns motivate richer individuals to vote for the public provision of goods they themselves buy in markets: a higher provision level attracts more individuals to the public sector, enhancing the social exclusivity of market purchases. Majority voting may lead to a public ...

In: The Economic Journal (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2020-06-18] | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Tobias Lausen
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2020

Debt – Blessing or Curse? Editorial

2020| Peter Hennecke, Doris Neuberger, Dorothea Schäfer
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The Implications of Removing Repo Assets from the Leverage Ratio

This article summarises the key findings from a counterfactual exercise where the effect of removing repo assets from the leverage ratio on banks’ default probabilities is considered. The findings suggest that granting such an exemption may have adverse effects on the stability of the financial system, even when measures are introduced to compensate for the decline in capital required by the leverage ...

In: Macroprudential Bulletin (2018), 6, 7 S. | Jan Philipp Fritsche, Michael Grill, Claudia Lambert
Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Accelerating Transformation: the Role of Investment in Germany and the EU to Support Recovery from the Pandemic Shock

Europe and Germany are being hit by a historic shock due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Economic activity is going to shrink substantially this year, with lockdown measures having led to sharp contractions in economic output, household spending, corporate investment and international trade. Will we see a strong and sustainable recovery? Investment is central to reboot economic activity and to...

18.06.2020| Debora Revoltella, Jakob von Weizsäcker
DIW focus 3 / 2020

ECB and Fed Monetary Policy Measures against the Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic Have Little Effect

To cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, central banks have taken far-reaching monetary policy measures. The US Federal Reserve has lowered its interest rates and, like the European Central Bank, has expanded its bond purchase programs. However, it is questionable whether these measures are having the desired effect of calming the markets and supporting the real economy. It is true ...

2020| Kerstin Bernoth, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Anna Gibert
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2020

Sovereign Debt, the Blessing Aspects and the Implications for the Euro Area

Der Euroraum hat eine einheitliche Währungsbehörde, die die Geldschöpfung regelt, aber die einzelnen Eurostaaten begeben jeweils ihre eigenen Staatschulden. Folglich ist auch die Sicherheit der Staatsanleihen sehr unterschiedlich. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird analysiert: i) die Wechselwirkungen zwischen dem finanziellen und dem realer Sektor; ii) die Rolle von Staatsanleihen als Liquiditätsinstrumente; ...

2020| Gabriella Chiesa
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2020

The German Debt Brake: Approaches for an Improvement of the Technical Design

Der Artikel untersucht die deutsche Schuldenbremse von einem technischen Standpunkt aus. Mit der Ausgestaltung der Schuldenbremse anhand der EU-Methode sollte eine adäquate Aufteilung zwischen der konjunkturellen und der strukturellen Komponente des Budgetsaldos gelingen und dabei antizyklische Fiskalpolitik möglich sein. Aktuelle Studien zeigen jedoch, dass die Mechanik der Schuldenbremse eher pro-zyklischer ...

2020| Thomas Lenk, Christian Bender, Philipp Glinka
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Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn´t

A timely and incisive look at austerity measures that succeed—and those that don’t. Fiscal austerity is hugely controversial. Opponents argue that it can trigger downward growth spirals and become self-defeating. Supporters argue that budget deficits have to be tackled aggressively at all times and at all costs. In this masterful book, three of today’s leading experts –...

11.04.2019| Francesco Giavazzi
Research Project

Public investment as a driver of private investment

The project examines the transmission channels between public investment and private investment activity in Germany, estimating the aggregate relationship with econometric models, focusing on the specific effects of individual investment categories (e.g., R & D investment) and areas of responsibility (e.g., Defense, Education, Environment). In view of possible barriers to investment, another...

Current Project| Forecasting and Economic Policy, Firms and Markets
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Notes about Comparing Long-Term Care Expenditures across Countries: Comment on "Financing Long-Term Care: Lessons from Japan"

The comparison of long-term care (LTC) expenditures is a difficult task. National LTC systems differ widely in terms of eligibility criteria, level of benefits, institutional variety and regional heterogeneity. In this commentary I will first give some general remarks on cross country comparisons. Then I discuss the role of the informal sector which is the most important pillar of all LTC systems. ...

In: International Journal of Health Policy and Management 9 (2020), 2, S. 80-82 | Johannes Geyer
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