Public Economics: Research

Local Public Economics

  • Counties: the forgotten jurisdiction
    • What determines policy choices on county level?
  • Inter-municipal cooperation:
    • Economic and political effects of inter-municipal cooperation
    • Inter-municipal cooperation in non-metropolitan regions: an empirical analysis of determinants and economic effects in Germany (supported by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung)
    • Preferences for IMC among citizens and local politicians 

Behavioural Public Choice

  • Folk Economics:
    • Laypeople’s reasoning about the economy
  • Voters‘ policy preferences and voter behavior:       
    • Local public sector reforms   
    • Inheritance taxation

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