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
Date Written: June 16, 2015
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
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