Publications of the Research Group Inequality and Public Policy

  1. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage

    The role of women in Western societies changed dramatically in the 20th century. We study how political empowerment affected women’s emancipation as reflected in their life choices like marital decisions and…

  2. Discussion and Working Paper // forthcoming

    Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage

    The role of women in Western societies changed dramatically in the 20th century. We study how political empowerment affected women’s emancipation as reflected in their life choices like marital decisions and…

  3. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    Jobs, Crime, and Votes – A Short-run Evaluation of the Refugee Crisis in Germany

    Millions of refugees made their way to Europe between 2014 and 2015, with over one million arriving in Germany alone. Yet, little is known about the impact of this inflow on labor markets, crime, and voting…

  4. Expertises // forthcoming

    Analyse der Verbraucherpreisentwicklung nach Senkung der Mehrwertsteuer

    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…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Immigration and the Top 1 Percent

    We study the contribution of migrants to the rise in UK top incomes. Using administrative data on the universe of UK taxpayers, we show migrants are over-represented at the top of the income distribution, with…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Climate Change Mitigation: How Effective Is Green Quantitative Easing?

    We develop a two sector incomplete markets integrated assessment model to analyze the effectiveness of green quantitative easing (QE) in complementing fiscal policies for climate change mitigation. We model…