Gebhard Kirchgässner

Universität St. Gallen

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c.

SIAW, Bodanstrasse 8

CH-9000 St.Gallen

Switzerland

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

The Effects of Fiscal Institutions on Public Finance: A Survey of the Empirical Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 617; University of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2001-15
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Dec 2001
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Balanced Budget, Budgetary Procedures, Fiscal Federalism, Direct Democracy, Public Expenditure, Public Debt

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Moral Aspects of Taxation

U of St. Gallen, Econ. Disc. Paper No. 2001-19
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Jan 2002
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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tax morale, tax evasion, principles of taxation, trust, direct democracy, federalism

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Decentralized Taxation and the Size of Government: Evidence from Swiss State and Local Governments

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1087
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Dec 2003
Lars P. Feld, Gebhard Kirchgässner and Christoph A. Schaltegger
Walter Eucken Institute, Universität St. Gallen and University of St. Gallen - CREMA
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federalism, government revenue, tax competition, tax exporting.

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Concepts of Rationality in Environmental Economics

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 9810
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jul 1998
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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The Role of Direct Democracy in the European Union

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1083
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Nov 2003
Lars P. Feld and Gebhard Kirchgässner
Walter Eucken Institute and Universität St. Gallen
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direct democracy, referenda, initiatives

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On the Political Economy of Environmental Policy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 741; U of St. Gallen Econ. Working Paper No. 2001-20
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Jan 2002
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Friedrich Schneider
Universität St. Gallen and Johannes Kepler University Linz - Department of Economics
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Environmental Policy, Ecological Taxes, Tradable Permits, Voluntary Agreements, Voting Behaviour, Public Bureaucracy, Interest Groups

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Is it Culture or Democracy? The Impact of Democracy, Income, and Culture on Happiness

University of St. Gallen Economics Working Paper No. 2005-12
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jul 2005
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Universität St. Gallen and University of Hohenheim - Institute of Household and Consumer Economics
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Culture, democracy, direct democracy, happiness, institutions, utility

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The Political Economy of Direct Democracy: A Survey

University of St. Gallen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 9807
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jul 1998
Lars P. Feld and Gebhard Kirchgässner
Walter Eucken Institute and Universität St. Gallen
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Income Tax Competition at the State and Local Level in Switzerland

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 238
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Apr 2001
Lars P. Feld and Gebhard Kirchgässner
Walter Eucken Institute and Universität St. Gallen
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On the Political Economy of Economic Policy Advice

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 9805
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Jul 1998
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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On the Relation between Government Size and Economic Growth (Zum Zusammenhang Zwischen Staatlicher Aktivitaet Und Wirtschaftlicher Entwicklung)

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2004-16
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Economic Growth, Government Size, Switzerland

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The Weak Rationality Principle in Economics

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1410; University of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2004-13
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Dec 2004
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Rationality, Self Interest, Micro-Foundation, Bounded Rationality

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The Impact of Corporate and Personal Income Taxes on the Location of Firms and on Employment: Some Panel Evidence for the Swiss Cantons

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 455
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 May 2001
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Lars P. Feld
Universität St. Gallen and Walter Eucken Institute
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Corporate Income Taxes, Personal Income Taxes, Tax Competition, Business Location

Econometric Estimates of Deterrence of the Death Penalty: Facts or Ideology?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3443
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 May 2011
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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death penalty, deterrence, econometric evidence, ideology

Econometric Estimates of Deterrence of the Death Penalty: Facts or Ideology?

U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2011-05
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Death Penalty, Deterrence, Econometric Evidence, Ideology

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(Why) are Economists Different?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1396; University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2004-18
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Oct 2004
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Cooperative Behaviour, Indoctrination, Self-Selection, Referenda Results, Economic Model of Behaviour, Commitment, Fairness of the Market

The Effect of Direct Democracy on Income Redistribution: Evidence for Switzerland

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1837, STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Working Paper No. PEPP-23
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Nov 2006
Lars P. Feld, Justina A. V. Fischer and Gebhard Kirchgässner
Walter Eucken Institute, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Universität St. Gallen
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income redistribution, direct democracy, referenda, initiatives

The Effect of Direct Democracy on Income Redistribution: Evidence for Switzerland

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. PEPP23
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Lars P. Feld, Justina A. V. Fischer and Gebhard Kirchgässner
Walter Eucken Institute, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Universität St. Gallen
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Sustainable Fiscal Policy in a Federal System: Switzerland as an Example

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2004-09
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Aug 2004
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Lars P. Feld
Universität St. Gallen and Walter Eucken Institute
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Direct Democracy, Referenda, Initiatives

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Ecological Tax Reform and Involuntary Unemployment: Simulation Results for Switzerland

University of St. Gallen, Dept. of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 9806
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jul 1998
Gebhard Kirchgässner, Ulrich A. Müller and Marcel Savioz
Universität St. Gallen, Olsen & Associates and University of St. Gallen
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Monetary Policy and Forecasts for Real GDP Growth: An Empirical Investigation for the Federal Republic of Germany

University of St. Gallen Economics WP No. 9813
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Oct 1998
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Marcel Savioz
Universität St. Gallen and University of St. Gallen
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Constitutional Economics (Okonomische Theorie Der Verfassung)

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2004-17
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Constitutional Contractarianism, Original Position, Veil of Ignorance, Self-Interest, Value Judgments, Public Debt, Taxation, Fischal Federalism, Liberalism, Democracy

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The Role of the Government in Private Governance Structures

U of St. Gallen, Economics Discussion Paper No. 2003-11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jun 2003
Lars P. Feld and Gebhard Kirchgässner
Walter Eucken Institute and Universität St. Gallen
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Public Production, Competition Policy, Regulation, Corporate Governance

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Sustainability of Swiss Fiscal Policy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1689
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Silika Prohl
Universität St. Gallen and University of Zurich - Swiss Banking Institute (ISB)
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sustainability, budget deficit, cointegration, structural breaks

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Is There Information About Future Inflation in the Term Structure? Empirical Results for Switzerland

University of St. Gallen Working Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Jan 1999
Christian Jochum and Gebhard Kirchgässner
University of St. Gallen and Universität St. Gallen
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Expected Closeness or Mobilisation: Why Do Voters Go to the Polls? Empirical Results for Switzerland, 1981 - 1999

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1387
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Jan 2005
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Tobias Schulz
Universität St. Gallen and University of St. Gallen
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expected closeness, expressive voting, campaign expenditure, turnout, direct democracy

Soft Paternalism, Merit Goods, and Normative Individualism

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4688
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Apr 2014
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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libertarian paternalism, soft paternalism, merit goods, normative individualism, constitutional economics, democracy

Soft Paternalism, Merit Goods, and Normative Individualism

U. of St.Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2015-05
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jun 2015
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Libertarian Paternalism, Soft Paternalism, Merit Goods, Normative Individualism, Constitutional Economics, Democracy

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Abstention Because of Indifference and Alienation, and its Consequences for Party Competition: A Simple Psychological Model

U of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2003-12
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Jul 2003
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Voting Behaviour, Abstention, Perception of Differences, Party Competition

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3404
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Apr 2011
Florian Habermacher and Gebhard Kirchgässner
University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Universität St. Gallen
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climate change policy, greenhouse gas tax, carbon tax, Green Paradox, anticipation effects, exhaustible resources, fossil fuels market, backstop technology, uncertainty, resource rent

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures

U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2011-02
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Apr 2011
Florian Habermacher and Gebhard Kirchgässner
University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Universität St. Gallen
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climate change policy, greenhouse gas tax, carbon tax, Green Paradox, anticipation effects, exhaustible resources, fossil fuels market, backstop technology, uncertainty, resource rent

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The Role of Monetary Aggregates in the Policy Analysis of the Swiss National Bank

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2928
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Jürgen Wolters
Universität St. Gallen and Free University of Berlin (FUB)
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stability of money demand, monetary aggregates and inflation

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The Political Economy of the Labor Markets Reform

University of St. Gallen Discussion Paper No. 2001-03
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 May 2001
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Labor Market Reform, Economic Policy Advice

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On Self-Interest and Greed

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4883
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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economic model of behaviour, self-interest, altruism, greed

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On the Process of Scientific Policy Advice - With Special Reference to Economic Policy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5144
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Jan 2015
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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economic policy advice, minimum wage, government debt, death penalty, objectivity, self-interest

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Facts or Ideology: What Determines the Results of Econometric Estimates of the Deterrence Effect of Death Penalty? A Meta-Analysis

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4159
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Apr 2013
Berit Gerritzen and Gebhard Kirchgässner
University of St. Gallen and Universität St. Gallen
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asset pricing, regional integration, equity risk premium

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On Heroes and Average Moral Human Beings

U of St. Gallen Economics Working Paper No. 2001-21
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jan 2002
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Moral Behaviour, Intrinsic Motivation, Voluntary Contribution to Public Goods, Asymmetric Information

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On the Ethics of the Labor Market: Some Remarks from a Non-Cognitivist Perspective

University of St. Gallen Economics WP No. 9809
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Oct 1998
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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What Drives the Being Correct Citizens to the Urn? An Empirical Investigation of the Tuning Participation in Switzerland (Was Treibt Die Stimmburger an Die Urne? Eine Empirische Untersuchung Der Abstimmungsbeteiligung in Der Schweiz, 1981-1999)

University of St. Gallen Economics Discussion Paper No. 2004-10
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Aug 2004
Gebhard Kirchgässner and Tobias Schulz
Universität St. Gallen and University of St. Gallen
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Expected Closeness, Expressive Voting, Campaign Expenditure, Turnout, Direct Democracy

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The Lost Popularity Function: Are Unemployment and Inflation No Longer Relevant for the Behavior of German Voters?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2882
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Jan 2010
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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government popularity, popularity function, Germany, unemployment, inflation

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On Estimating the Size of the Shadow Economy

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5753
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Mar 2016
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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shadow economy, model approach, currency demand approach, survey methods, tax burden, testing, plausibility tests

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Direct Democracy: Chances and Challenges

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5376
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Jun 2015
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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direct democracy, referendum, initiative, human rights, economic reforms, fiscal sustainability

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Voting and Popularity

R. CONGLETON, B. GROFMAN and S. VOIGT (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, Oxford University Press, Oxford et al., 2017, Forthcoming, CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6182
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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vote and popularity function, egotropic and sociotropic voting, retrospective and prospective voting, rational voters’ behavior

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On the Rationality of the General Public

University of St. Gallen Economics Working Paper No. 2005-13
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Jul 2005
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Rational expectations, economic forecasts

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On the Role of Heroes in Political and Economic Processes

Kyklos, Vol. 55, pp. 179-195, 2002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Apr 2003
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen
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Econometric Estimations and Test Results, Empirically Valuable Insights About Reality and Consulting in Economic Policy

Univ. of St. Gallen Economics Disc. Paper No. 2000-20
Posted: 12 Feb 2001
Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen

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Globalisation, openness, open-economy growth theory, convergence