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Nicole Horschel / Hagen Lesch IW-Trends No. 4 25. December 2011 Fiscal Costs of a Minimum Wage
Fiscal Costs of a Minimum Wage
Nicole Horschel / Hagen Lesch IW-Trends No. 4 25. December 2011

Fiscal Costs of a Minimum Wage

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

Calculations based on the IW-Simulation Model suggest that a minimum wage of 8.50 euro would save the government 5 billion euro if it had no negative effects on the labor market. If the minimum wage, however, leads to significant job losses among low-skilled workers it would burden taxpayers with an extra 0.8 billion euro. If the job losses include a sizable number of full-time workers the extra tax burden will rise to 6.6 billion euro. In the long run the negative effects on the fiscal balance would presumably grow because companies would invest less and the human capital of the unemployed would degenerate.

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A Macroeconomic Analysis of Wage-Price Spirals
Thomas Obst / Maximilian Stockhausen IW-Analyse No. 155 9. January 2024

A Macroeconomic Analysis of Wage-Price Spirals

The subject of this Analysis is the forms that wage-price spirals can take and how they influence macroeconomic stability and inflationary trends in Germany.

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Carolin Fulda / Hagen Lesch / Christoph Schröder / Sandra Vogel IW-Analyse No. 154 5. December 2023

The Influence of the Minimum Wage on Collective Bargaining

This analysis examines the connection between collective wage bargaining in Germany and the adjustments to the statutory minimum wage determined by the Minimum Wage Commission since June 2020.

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