The Basic Income promoted by Dieter Althaus (prime minister of the federal state Thüringen) combines several proposals for reforms of the german tax and transfer system. Elements of this Basic Income are: e.g. Negative income taxaxtion, a flat tax system, financed rents and the abolishment of unemployment benefits. The original proposal and variants of it are simulated and the effects on labor supply, income distribution and the government´s budget are estimated. 

Project duration

01.07.2007 - 31.10.2007

Contact

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel
Markus Clauss
Stefanie Schubert

Project members

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Schnabel
Markus Clauss
Giulia Colombo, PhD
Dr. Julia Horstschräer
Stefanie Schubert