Projects of the Research Group Inequality and Public Policy

  1. Project // 01.09.2022 – 31.08.2025

    Horizon Europe: Welfare systems and labour market policies for economic and social resilience in Europe

    Four megatrends - technological transformations, globalisation, climate warming and demographic changes - reshape labour markets, redefine opportunities and risks, and pose new challenges for welfare states in…

  2. Project // 01.06.2022 – 31.01.2023

    Scientific Analyses of Bavarian Family Policies

    The German federal state of Bavaria implemented several family policies in addition to those by the fedral government and the social insurances. This project aims at analyzing the effects of these policies. The…

  3. Project // 01.04.2022 – 31.03.2023

    Labor supply responses to universal income support programs

    High transfer withdrawal rates are common among social security systems in developed countries around the world. These withdrawal rates of income support programs targeted to low-income earners create high…

  4. Project // 01.01. – 31.12.2022

    MannheimTaxation: Does infrastructure compensate for higher taxes? Experimental evidence from a large-scale manager survey

    Firm location and investment decisions are crucial for the economic prosperity of local communities. To that effect, local governments have a variety of policy tools at their disposal through which they can…

  5. Project // 01.04.2021 – 30.09.2022

    Hate-Crime, Refugees, and local Tax Revenues

    In this project, we aim to examine the economic consequences of anti-foreigner hate crime in the wake of the large influx of asylum seekers to Germany in 2014 and 2015. Political motivated crime reduce a…

  6. Project // 28.01. – 31.05.2021

    Analyzing the Price Effects of the Temporary VAT Cut

    The project analyzes the price effects of the temporary cut of the German value added tax (VAT) that was enacted in 2020 as part of COVID simulus measures. The analysis is based on detailed scanner data provide…

  7. Project // 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2024

    Contract with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Scientific Advice and Corresponding Dialog Formats Concerning the Welfare State, the Working Environment, and the Social Market Economy

    The project provides short reports and dialogue formats on labor market and social policy issues to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The purpose is to inform the current debate and the political…

  8. Project // 01.07.2020 – 30.06.2023

    Regional Inequality in Germany: Assessment, Drivers and Consequences

    The goal of this project is to provide a systematic and methodologically comprehensive analysis of the link between regional inequality and political discontent and increasing populism for the case of Germany. We…

  9. Project // 01.06.2020 – 31.05.2021

    Willingness to Pay for Human Capital Insurance: Evidence from Germany

    The 2001 pension reform in Germany substantially altered the public DI system, by changing the job-related eligibility criterion from “own-occupation” insurance to “any-occupation” insurance as well as reducing…