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Biased beliefs in dynamic decisions

In many dynamic decision problems, the relevant market prices and budget constraints are random variables whose realizations lie in the future. This makes optimal decision-making difficult as optimality requires an accurate quantification and interpretation of the dynamic processes operating in the market. The studies in this project model and test the agents’ expectations about relevant...

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Distributional National Accounts: A macroeconomic perspective on income inequality in Germany (DINA GER)

The project attempts to bridge the gap between national accounts income aggregates and inequality studies based on micro data for Germany more systematically. We combine personal income tax statistics, household surveys such as the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), and national accounts data on income distribution in a comprehensive and consistent manner to build “Distributional National...

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Effects of flexible digitized working opportunities on informal care and housework

Working from home can benefit work–family balance, but, due to the gendered meaning of flexibility, risks increasing the unequal allocation of unpaid care work in couples. Does working from home increase the within-couple gender care gap? To address this question, we use linear panel data models based on German Socio-Economic Panel data from 1997 to 2014. The results indicate that working...

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Employment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market (NEUJOBS)

Completed Project| Public Economics, Firms and Markets
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European Observatory on the Social situation – LOT 1: Demography 

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Fiscal competition, community expenditures and human capital 

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Fiscal competition, local expenditures and human capital 

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Global Food Markets: Global Food Security - Challenge for Production and Consumption

Scarce resources, the rising demand for agricultural products and growing land-use competition between the production of energy and food have increased the importance of strategies for food security. In the research project “Global Food Markets: Global Food Security – Challenges for Production and Consumption” both supply and demand-oriented approaches that can realize...

Completed Project| Firms and Markets, Public Economics
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Green Guarantee Pension

The Green Guarantee Pension is designed to ensure that people who have worked the majority of their lives, brought up children, looked after other people or have acquired other rights under the statutory pension insurance (Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung) receive a pension in old age that is above the means-tested basic pension. The Guarantee Pension increases pension entitlements within the...

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors (INDICSER)

Completed Project| Firms and Markets, Public Economics
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Integrated tax and transfer system

In this study, we analyze a reform to better balance income taxation, social contributions and means-tested social benefits. In order to relieve low-wage earners and middle classes, the employee contributions to social security are to be integrated into the personal income tax and the top income tax rates are to be increased. In addition, families with low and middle income are to be relieved and...

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Labor Market Evaluation of Start-Up Programs 

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Labour market responses to taxes: a structural approach

Completed Project| Public Economics
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Local public goods

Completed Project| Public Economics
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More Years better Lifes (LONGLIVES)

Completed Project| Public Economics
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