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Einkommensanalysen mit Steuerdaten – Mikroanalysen zu hohen Einkommen und Selbständigkeit und Mikrosimulation zu Politikalternativen der Einkommen-, Körperschaft- und Gewerbesteuer

  • Joachim Merz
  • Markus Zwick

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    (LEUPHANA University Lüneburg,Department of Economic, Behaviour and Law Sciences, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)))

Analysis about the structure and allocation of a phenomenon need micro data – individual data of the affected people. In our contribution we introduce a new mighty resource of micro data for income analysis: The Income Tax Statistic with anonymized individual data of approximately 30 million taxpayers. As a census it is especially interesting for the analysis of high income as well as for the income of the professions. We want to show the new possibilities and the mightiness of the data for the micro level with the help of three examples: 1. Micro analyses on high income and self-employment, 2. Micro analyses on the Income Tax Reform and 3. Micro analyses on the Communal Finance Reform. Here we analysed the consequences of political reforms with the help of microsimulations – an instrument which has induced very useful results especially for micro analysis with the possibilities of the allocation analysis.

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Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:leu:wpaper:65
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  1. Joachim Merz & Markus Zwick, 2005. "Hohe Einkommen: Eine Verteilungsanalyse für Freie Berufe, Unternehmer und abhängig Beschäftigte mit Mikrodaten der Einkommensteuerstatistik," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 125(2), pages 269-298.
  2. Lars P. Feld & Thomas Döring, 2004. "Reform der Gewerbesteuer: Wie es Euch gefällt? - Eine Nachlese," Marburg Working Papers on Economics 200427, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
  3. Merz, Joachim, 1991. "Microsimulation -- A survey of principles, developments and applications," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 77-104, May.
  4. Joachim Merz, 2004. "Einkommens-Reichtum in Deutschland - Mikroanalytische Ergebnisse der Einkommensteuerstatistik für Selbständige und abhängig Beschäftigte," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 5(2), pages 105-126, 05.
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