The public economy and finances research examines policy measures from the perspective of income distribution. Efficiency means taking into account the behavioural implications for individuals when introducing reforms. Fairness in turn means taking into account the fact that one euro is worth more to low-income individuals than it is to high-income individuals.

Our public economy and finances research covers the following themes  

  • social insurance
  • taxation
  • social security system
  • pension system
  • income distribution

Current research projects

  • Impact of the 2005 pension reform on retirement
  • Income distribution and its dynamics
  • (a) intergenerational income mobility
  • (b) the role of the public sector in smoothing out identified income risks
  • (c) income disparities over the longer term and the role of the public sector
  • Employment effects of the basic income experiment
  • Impact of a guarantee pension on mortality
  • Impact of municipal trials on employment
  • Optimal enforcement system
  • Anonymous recruitment
  • Impact of confectionery tax on prices and demand
  • Impact of mortgages on consumption

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