Publikationen der Forschungsgruppe Ungleichheit und Verteilungspolitik

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    From Participants to Citizens? Democratic Voting Rights and Naturalization Behavior

    We study the causal effect of the possibility to vote on foreigners propensity to naturalize, a key indicator of successful integration. Based on Swedish administrative data and an institutional setting…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    The Effect of Childcare on Parental Earnings Trajectories

    We study the effect of childcare availability on child penalties. Using Swiss administrative data, we exploit the staggered opening od childcare facilities across municipalities in the canton of Bern. We find…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    How Do Taxes Affect the Trading Behavior of Private Investors? Evidence from Individual Portfolio Data

    We exploit a large reform of capital-gains taxation in Germany combined with portfolio-level daily panel data to study the causal effect of taxes on individual stock-trading behavior and the disposition effect.…

  4. ZEW policy brief // 2020

    COVID-19 and Inequality

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the socially distanced economy reveal longstanding inequalities that have been growing wider and wider for decades. This Policy Brief summarizes and contextualizes some of the main…