Publikationen der Forschungsgruppe Ungleichheit und Verteilungspolitik

  1. Gutachten // 2020

    Kommunale Antworten auf die Globale Corona-Krise: Finanzen, Innovationskraft und Lebensqualität verbessern

    Diese Kurzexpertise zeigt anhand von quantitativen und qualitativen Analysen auf, vor welchen Herausforderungen die deutschen Kommunen in Folge der aktuellen Corona-Krise stehen. Auch über 2020 hinaus brauchen…

  2. Discussion und Working Paper // 2020

    Gender diversity in corporate boards: Evidence from quota-implied discontinuities

    We use data across European corporate boards to investigate the effects of quota-induced female representation, under minimal possible identification assumptions. We find that having more women in board causally…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Unemployment Benefit Duration and Startup Success

    Despite the importance of business creation for the economy and a relevant share of new firms being started out of unemployment, most research has focused on analyzing the effect of unemployment insurance (UI)…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Austerity and Distributional Policy

    What are the effects of austerity on distributional policy? We exploit the autonomy of Italian municipalities in setting non-linear income taxes and the exogenous introduction of a fiscal rule to show that…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Social Capital and the Spread of Covid-19: Insights From European Countries

    We explore the role of social capital in the spread of the recent Covid-19 pan­demic in independent analyses for Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Swe­den, Switzerland and the UK. We exploit…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Higher-Order Income Risk over the Business Cycle

    We extend the canonical income process with persistent and transitory risk to shock distributions with left-skewness and excess kurtosis, to which we refer as higher-order risk. We estimate our extended income…