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

MAGKS Discussion Papers, No. 12-2014

78 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016

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Bernd Hayo

University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics

Florian Neumeier

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Matthias Uhl

University Marburg

Date Written: June 16, 2015

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.

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

JEL Classification: E21, E62, H30, J22

Suggested Citation

Hayo, Bernd and Neumeier, Florian and Uhl, Matthias, Topics in Fiscal Policy: Evidence from a Representative Survey of the German Population (June 16, 2015). MAGKS Discussion Papers, No. 12-2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2721694 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2721694

Bernd Hayo (Contact Author)

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Florian Neumeier

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute ( email )

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Germany

Matthias Uhl

University Marburg ( email )

Universitätsstrasse 24
Marburg, D-35032
Germany

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