Social Policy

Overview: The Department
Public Economics

Research Area

Social Policy

Research profile

In the Social Policy research area, we perform empirical analyses on the effects of reforms in social security, basic guaranteed income, and family policy.

Using microsimulation models, we assess the future development of old-age incomes and the effects of pension reforms on income security for senior citizens. We also continue to analyze health spending in the context of the demographic transition and with an emphasis on long-term care insurance.

A new research area focuses on the connection between specific economic risks such as unemployment, unfitness for work, loss of pay, and life-cycle saving patterns as well as the influence of economic policy in those regards.