(together with Yaz Gulnur Moradoglu) IWH Online 3/2020, 17.06.2020 Abstract: The Corona shutdown increases the probability of corporate bank­ruptcy. An analysis based on corporate financial statements from 2014 to 2018 reveals that in the United Kingdom, 73% of shutdown firms …

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(together with Stefan Kooths, Claus Michelsen, Torsten Schmidt and Timo Wollmershäuser) Wirtschafsdienst 100(4), 2020, 254-258 Abstract: According to the leading German economic research institutes, the German economy is experiencing a drastic slump as a result of the corona pandemic. In …

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IWH Discussion Paper 4/2020, April 09, 2020 Abstract: In this paper, a simple integrated model for the joint assessment of epidemic and economic dynamics is developed. The model can be used to discuss mitigation policies like shutdown and testing. Since …

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(together with Pao-Yu Oei, Hauke Hermann, Philipp Herpich, Benjamin, Lünenbürger and Christoph Schult), Energy – The International Journal, Volume 196, 2020, 117004. Abstract: The present study examines the consequences of the planned coal phase-out in Germany according to various phase-out …

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(together with Felix Pohle) Economic Modelling 89, 2020, 108-121 (earlier version: IWH Discussion Paper 28/2017) Abstract: Income inequality has been a major concern of economic policy makers for several years. Can minimum wages help to mitigate inequality? In 2015, the …

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(together with Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch) IWH Discussion Paper 4/2019. Abstract We use the World Input Output Database (WIOD) to estimate the potential employment effects of a hard Brexit in 43 countries. In line with other studies we assume that imports from …

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(together with Tobias Knedlik and Axel Lindner), Intereconomics 53(6), 2018, 316-319. Abstract: The intention for the Italian government to stimulate business activity via large increases in government spending is not in line with the stabilisation of the public debt ratio. …

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How Can We Boost Competition in the Services Sector?

(Ed.) Baden-Baden: Nomos, 270 pages Abstract: ‘How Can We Boost Competition in the Services Sector?’ is a key question in the process of creating a more effi-cient economic environment in Germany. This book contains a collection of conference contributions on …

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(together with Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher, Axel Lindner, Andreas Schmalzbauer und Götz Zeddies), in: Intereconomics 51(4), 2016, 220-228 Abstract: The current situation regarding the migration of refugees can only be handled efficiently through closer international cooperation in the field of asylum policy. …

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