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Makroökonomische Rahmenbedingungen und die Einkommensverteilung: Welchen Einfluss hat die Finanzkrise?

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  • Berthold, Norbert
  • Brunner, Alexander
  • Zenzen, Jupp
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    Ziel des vorliegenden Papiers ist es, den Einfluss makroökonomischer Größen auf die Einkommensungleichheit zu untersuchen. Auf Basis des sozio-ökonomischen Panels (SOEP) analysieren wir erstmalig diesen Zusammenhang für Deutschland. Dabei ist zu beobachten, dass die makroökonomischen Größen nur einen geringen Einfluss haben und ein positiver Zeittrend dominiert. Die Schätzungen eines Fehlerkorrekturmodells ermöglichen jedoch vorsichtige Schlüsse über die Auswirkung der Finanzkrise auf die Ungleichheit. Unter der Annahme, dass sich diese als (negativer) exogener Wachstumsschock manifestiert, ist zu erwarten, dass die Finanzkrise eine dämpfende Wirkung auf die Einkommensungleichheit in Deutschland haben wird. -- In this paper we investigate the impact of macroeconomic variables on income inequality. Using data from the German socio-economic panel (SOEP) we make a we make a first attempt to measure these effects for Germany. We find only little impact of the macroeconomy on inequality. In fact, the dominating driver of inequality seems to be a time trend. Nevertheless, estimating a vector-error-correction-model allows us to gauge the effect the financial crisis has on inequality. Assuming that the crisis is best described as an exogenous growth shock we find that income inequality in Germany is very likely to be mitigated.

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    Paper provided by Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbes. Wirtschaftsordnung und Sozialpolitik in its series Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge with number 108.

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    Keywords: Ungleichheit; Makroökonomie; Finanzkrise; Deutschland; Inequality; Macroeconomy; Financial Crisis; Germany;

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