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Topics in Fiscal Policy: Evidence from a Representative Survey of the German Population

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  • Bernd Hayo

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    (University of Marburg)

  • Florian Neumeier

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    (University of Marburg)

  • Matthias Uhl

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    (University of Marburg)

Abstract

This paper provides background information and basic descriptive statistics for a representative survey of the German population conducted on our behalf by GfK in the first quarter of 2013. The survey addresses important topics in fiscal policy, including: 1) public preferences on the composition of fiscal expenditure; 2) public preferences on public debt; 3) the effect of tax changes on consumption and savings; and 4) the effect of tax changes on labour market activities.

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Paper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 201412.

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Length: 78 pages
Date of creation: 2014
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Handle: RePEc:mar:magkse:201412

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Keywords: Survey evidence Fiscal policy Public debt Public preferences Consumption Labour supply;

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  1. Bernd Hayo & Florian Neumeier, 2014. "The Debt Brake in the Eyes of the German Population," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201441, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
  2. Bernd Hayo & Matthias Uhl, 2014. "Taxation and Consumption: Evidence from a Representative Survey of the German Population," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201420, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).

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