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Administrative digitization in Germany
The digitization of public administration is making almost no progress in Germany. In a European comparison, the country continues to rank in the lower midfield in terms of e-government.
Europe must take the dare to take the next step: Delors Plan 2.0
In the coming years, the world order of exchange and multilateralism, which has so far been shaped by the West, will lose power, and global institutions will find it increasingly difficult to fulfil their mission of balancing interests and promoting international cooperation and development.
This time is different but still risky: Banking crisis instead of financial crisis
The current crisis of some American and European banks inevitably triggers fears that an international banking crisis could lead to a new financial crisis. But things in 2023 are very different from those in 2007.
Punching up or Punching down?: How Stereotyping the Rich and the Poor Impacts Redistributive Preferences in Germany
Redistribution and the welfare state have been linked by academic discourse to narratives that portray specific societal groups as ‘deserving’ or ‘undeserving’. The present analysis contributes to this scholarship in a twofold manner.
Tax expenditures in OECD countries: Findings from the Global Tax Expenditures Database
The Global Tax Expenditures Database (https://GTED.net/) collects national reports on tax expenditures for 101 countries for the period from 1990 to the present. Based on these data, the development of tax expenditures in the 38 OECD countries between 1999 and today is examined.
The Economic Impact of the 9-Euro-Ticket
The 9-Euro-Ticket, which provided a month’s unlimited travel on local and regional trains, trams and buses throughout Germany, was available from June to August 2022.
The Focus of Research in Germany’s Automotive Industry
The automotive industry in Germany is currently facing several challenges. Car production had already fallen significantly before the Covid19 pandemic and in 2020 and 2021 suffered two slumps of historic proportions.
China's dependence on the West for imports and technologies
There are mutual dependencies between China and the West that have the potential to result in high economic costs for both sides in the event of a geopolitical conflict. Should China actually plan an invasion of Taiwan, the West would be considerably affected by likely reciprocal sanctions, but due to its important position as a supplier of important goods for China, it would by no means be unable to act.