Publications of the Research Group Inequality and Public Policy

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Profit Taxation, R&D Spending, and Innovation

    We study how profit taxation affects plants’ R&D spending and innovation activities. Relying on geocoded survey panel data which approximately covers the universe of R&D-active plants in Germany, we exploit…

  2. Refereed Journal // 2021

    COVID-19 and educational inequality: How school closures affect low- and high-achieving students

    In spring 2020, governments around the globe shut down schools to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. We argue that low-achieving students may be particularly affected by the lack of educator support…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2021

    Does Pay Transparency Affect the Gender Wage Gap? Evidence From Austria

    We study the 2011 Austrian Pay Transparency Law, which requires firms above a size threshold to publish internal reports on the gender pay gap. Using an event-study design, we show that the policy had no…