ifo DICE Report 1/2020

In this issue we present different approaches and perspectives on how countries within and outside the EU could and should prevent carbon leakage by adjusting the carbon price at the border.
Carbon Pricing

Although the challenge is a global one, solutions are usually found at the country level and sometimes even differ within one country. In the ifo DICE Report 1/2020, we present articles by leading scholars in this field, describing the different approaches in selected countries and their results.

Database Article

This article describes carbon pricing approaches and their implementation in an international comparison. As shown, nations differ not only as to their carbon emission levels in various dimensions (over time, cumulative, per capita, etc.) but also as to their choice of carbon pricing methods.

ifo DICE Report 4/2019

In this issue we present different government policies and strategies used to promote innovation and provide incentives to companies to invest in research and development. We illustrate important policies and highlight their effectiveness and consequences.  
Innovation Policy
Innovation is an important driver of economic growth and prosperity globally. Governments can implement different policies to promote innovation and company investments into research and development. This issue illustrates various policies that national governments implement and highlights their effectiveness and consequences. 
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics

ifo DICE Report 3/2019

In this issue we present insights on the fundamental changes in the economic and political system in the former Eastern bloc and summarize important insights that the field in economics has gained from this transition process.
Institutions and Economics: 30 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain
The fall of the Iron Curtain 30 years ago marked the beginning of a fundamental change in the economic and political system in the former Eastern bloc. The goal of the numerous reforms was the transition from a planned into a market economy as well as the end of the one-party rule and democratic reforms. This issue looks at these changes retrospectively and summarizes the key insights gained.
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics

ifo DICE Report 2/2019

In this issue we present insights on different reform proposals for Europe and a comparison of entrepreneurial ecosystems in various countries.

Fiscal Rules for Europe
The financial crisis has put the European Union to the test. Compliance with the Financial and Stability Pact, which should be a central element of budgetary discipline, has been de facto suspended by many countries. However, a monetary union without common budgetary discipline is not sustainable in the longer term. The ifo DICE Report 2/2019 presents proposals to increase budgetary discipline in the euro area.
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics

ifo DICE Report 1/2019

In this issue we present insights on different deposit insurance systems and offer a novel suggestion how to design a European deposit insurance scheme (EDIS). 
Deposit Insurance
Worldwide, the financial crisis has led to a significant expansion of deposit insurance. Nonetheless, a European desposit insurane scheme (EDIS) is still lacking. The new DICE Report presents an overview of the design of deposit insurance systems in various countries and offers a suggestion for the design of EDIS. 
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics

ifo DICE Report 4/2018

In this issue we compare different levels and characteristics of minimum wages across countries and discuss their effects.
Minimum Wages Across Countries
Minimum wages remain a controversial policy tool. Their effects on employment in particular are widely debated both by academics and politicians. Research is inconclusive and often depends on the specific context and the research methodology applied. While most EU member states have minimum wages in place, there are a few member states that do not have a minimum wage. Germany has only recently introduced a minimum wage in 2015 and large negative employment effects seem not to have occurred. This Forum illustrates the implementation and effects of the minimum wage from the perspective of different European countries.
 
New data available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics.

  • Minimum Wage Exemptions

  • Overview of Minimum Wages in Industrialised Countries (2018)

ifo DICE Report 3/2018

In this issue we discuss the sustainability of the Eurozone and what measures must be considered given the recent economic turmoils.
Is the Euro Sustainable, and What If Not?
The Euro crisis has disappeared from newspaper front pages. Many experts would agree that some structural problems that caused the crisis and economic imbalances persist, and that economic shocks might cause the crisis to return. The potential disintegration of the Eurozone, may be huge, but this does not mean that it should be ignored. This edition of the DICE Report is dedicated to understanding what an exit of the Eurozone woulds imply, and what needs to be done should such events occur.
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics.

  • Debt level, long-term interest rate and unemployment rate

  • Corruption Perception Index (CPI)

  • Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)

  • Trust in European Institutions - Eurobarometer Survey

ifo DICE Report 2/2018

In this issue we present and compare different wealth taxation structures and discuss the viability of wealth taxes.
The Impact of Wealth Taxation
The interest in wealth taxation both in academia and politics has increased considerably in recent years in response to the growth in wealth concentration and income inequality that have occurred in most OECD countries. Most prominently, Piketty (2013) proposed a world wealth tax as an instrument for reducing global inequality. The new DICE Report assesses the viability of wealth taxes against the backdrop of the new theoretical literature on optimal capital taxation and experiences with wealth and inheritance taxes in several countries.
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics.

  • Global wealth levels in total and per adult

  • Net wealth and inheritance taxation across countries

ifo DICE Report 1/2018

In this issue we present and compare different labor migration policies and discuss how they should be be designed to meet the demands of the labor markets.
Why Labor Migration Policies are Important
Since modern knowledge economies are increasingly depend on skilled labour as a factor of production, many countries compete for highly skilled immigrants. These immigrants contribute to public finances and, in societies with ageing populations, can mitigate the fiscal burden of demographic change. However, the degree to which governments implement policies aimed at attracting skilled immigrants differs substantially across countries. This is also because concerns over the negative redistributive effects of unrestricted immigration often hamper the reform of labour immigration policies.
New Data Available

The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics.

  • Labour migration flows

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