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Fiskalische Konsolidierung in Deutschland: Dividende ohne Reformen?

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  • Christian Breuer

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Innerhalb von zehn Jahren hat sich die finanzpolitische Situation in Deutschland gravierend verbessert. Während 2005 das Budgetdefizit regelmäßig mehr als 3% betrug, werden nun strukturelle Überschüsse erwartet. Neben der außerordentlich günstigen Zinsentwicklung lässt sich ein erheblicher Teil der Konsolidierung auf reduzierte Ausgaben für monetäre Sozialleistungen zurückführen. Die Reformen der sozialen Sicherungssysteme wurden überwiegend in den Jahren 2001 bis 2005 durchgeführt, entfalteten ihre Wirkung aber vor allem in den Folgejahren.

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  • Christian Breuer, 2015. "Fiskalische Konsolidierung in Deutschland: Dividende ohne Reformen?," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 68(15), pages 38-41, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:68:y:2015:i:15:p:38-41
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    Keywords

    Finanzpolitik; Haushaltskonsolidierung; Deutschland;

    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H61 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Budget; Budget Systems
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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