One crucial feature of most industrial countries tax-and-transfer system is the disincentive to work for the low qualified. The Swiss legislation commissioned an international expert group to assess the implementation of tax credits in Switzerland. Tax credits are successful policy instruments in countries like the U.S. and U.K.. ZEW contributes its knowledge from field experiments with in-work benefits in Germany to the expert group.

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Prof. Dr. Robert E. Leu, Universität Bern, Bern, CH

Project duration

01.08.2005 - 31.03.2007

Project members

PD Dr. Alexander Spermann (Coordinator)