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Research

Fields of interest

  • Tax Competition and Fiscal Federalism
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Trade and Income Inequality

    Publications

  • Working papers

    • “Consistent Flexibility: Enforcement of Fiscal Rules Through Political Incentives” (with Valerio Dotti)
    • “European Monetary Union Reform Preferences of French and German Parliamentarians” (with Sebastian Blesse, Pierre Boyer, Friedrich Heinemann und Anasuya Raj) (pdf)
    • “Preferences over taxation of high income individuals: Evidence from online and laboratory experiments” (with Dirk Engelmann, Lydia Mechtenberg and Nils Wehrhöfer) (pdf)
    • “Regulatory Chill and the Effect of Investor State Dispute Settlements” (pdf)
  • Refereed journals

    • “Fiscal Competition and Public Debt” (mit Maximilian Todtenhaupt), forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics (pdf) (online appendix)
    • “Intégration européenne et politiques du marché du travail: Quel consensus entre parlementaires francais et allemands?” (with S. Blesse, P.C. Boyer, F. Heinemann, A. Raj) Revue d'Economie Politique, Band 127 (5), 2017, 737-759 (pdf)
    • “Income inequality and export prices across countries” (with Lisandra Flach) Canadian Journal of Economics 50 (1), 2017, 162-200 (pdf)
    • “Fiscal Rules and Compliance Expectations – Evidence for the German Debt Brake” (with Friedrich Heinemann, Christoph Schröder and Frank Streif) Journal of Public Economics 142, October 2016, 11-13 (pdf)
    • “Trade and the Political Economy of Redistribution” (with Gonzague Vannoorenberghe) Journal of International Economics, Volume 98, January 2016, 233-244 (pdf)
    • “City Competition for the Creative Class” (with Thiess Buettner) Journal of Cultural Economics 40 (4), November 2016, 413-451 (pdf)
    • Who likes to fend for oneself? Revenue Autonomy Preferences of Subnational Politicians in Germany” Publius - The Journal of Federalism 45 (4), 2015, S. 653-685 (with Friedrich Heinemann, Marc-Daniel Moessinger and Christoph Schröder)
    • “Tax Policy, Tax Competition and Fiscal Rules: Insights from Classroom Experiment and Surveys of Politicians” Finanzarchiv, Vol. 70 (3), 2014, 345-373 (pdf)
    • “Tax and the City - A Theory of Local Tax Competition” (with Steffen Osterloh), Journal of Public Economics, 106, October 2013, 89-100 (pdf)
    • “Germany's New Debt Break Rule: A Blueprint for Europe?“, Finanzarchiv / Public Finance Analysis, 68(4), December 2012, 383-405 (pdf)
    • “Optimal Fiscal Federalism in the Presence of Tax Competition” , (with John D. Wilson), Journal of Public Economics, 95 (11-12), December 2011, 1302-1311 (pdf)
    • “Viewing tax policy through party-colored glasses: What German politicians believe” (with Friedrich Heinemann), German Economic Review, 12(3), August 2011, 286-311 (pdf)
    • “The Welfare Effects of Tax Competition Reconsidered: Politicians and Political Institutions”(with G. Schjelderup), The Economic Journal, 119, 2009, pp. 1143 - 1161 (pdf)
    • “Education, Redistribution and the Threat of Brain Drain” , (with Alexander Haupt), International Tax and Public Finance, 16, 2009, 1-24 (pdf)
    • “Exports, Unemployment, and the Welfare State”, Canadian Journal of Economics , 42, 2009, pp. 930-955 (pdf)
    • “International Trade and Consumption Network Externalities” (früherer Titel: “International Trade and Cultural Identity”), European Economic Review 51, 2007, 781-803. (pdf)
    • “Moral Federalism” , The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 5, Issue 1, 2006, Article 32.
    • “Decentralization and international tax competition” , Journal of Public Economics 89, July 2005, 1211-1229 (with John D. Wilson).
    • “Taxes or Fees? The Political Economy of Providing Excludable Public Goods” , Journal of Public Economic Theory 7, 2005, 405-426 (with Kurtis J. Swope).
    • “Strategic Investment by a Regulated Firm”, International Tax and Public Finance 11, March 2004, 123-132, (with Amihai Glazer)
    • “Taxation and Evasion in the Presence of Extortion by Organized Crime” , Journal of Comparative Economics 32, September 2004, 375-387 (with M. Alexeev and S. Osborne).
    • “Global Corporations and Local Politics: Income Redistribution vs. FDI Subsidies” , Journal of Development Economics 74, August 2004, 367-391.
    • “Taxation by State and Organized Crime: Harmony or Conflict?“, Public Finance and Management 3 (4), 2003, 398-418 (with M. Alexeev and S. Osborne)
    • “Does Trade Increase Inequality when Skills are Endogenous?” Review of International Economics 11, November 2003, 885-898
    • “Is Targeted Tax Competition Less Harmful Than Its Remedies?” , International Tax and Public Finance 10, May 2003, 259-280 (with Michael Smart).
    • “Attracting FDI in a Politically Risky World” , International Economic Review 43, November 2002, 1127-1155.
    • “The Citizen-Candidate Model with Primary Elections”, Journal of Theoretical Politics 14, October 2002, 387-408 (with John J. Cadigan)
    • “Composition of Government Budget, Non-Single Peakedness and Majority Voting”, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 3, October 2001, 471-481, (with P. Bearse and G. Glomm)
    • “Tax Competition when Governments Lack Commitment: Excess Capacity as a Countervailing Threat” , American Economic Review 90, December 2000, 1508-1519.
    • “Why Poor Countries Rely Mostly on Redistribution In-Kind” , Journal of Public Economics 75, March 2000, 463-482 (with P. Bearse and G. Glomm).
    • “Tax Evasion, Tax Competition and the Gains from Non-Discrimination: The Case of Interest Taxation in Europe” , Economic Journal 109, January 1999, 93-101 (with W. Peters)
    • “Tax Competition and Trade Protection”, Finanzarchiv 56 (3/4), 1999, (with John D. Wilson)
    • “Tax Competition in Imperfectly Competitive Markets” , Journal of International Economics 44, 1998, 135-153.
    • “Should the Power to Redistribute Income be (De-)Centralized? An Example”, International Tax and Public Finance 4, 1997, 453-461 (with Horst Raff)
    • “Foreign Direct Investment under Oligopoly: Profit Shifting or Profit Capturing?” Journal of Public Economics 60, 1996, 423-445
    • “Corporate Income Tax Competition, Double Taxation Treaties, and Foreign Direct Investment” , Journal of Public Economics 56, 1995, 311-325.

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  • Other articles

    • “Fiscal Councils in Federal or Decentralised Countries: Belgium, Germay and Spain” (with José Luis Escrivá and Geert Langenus), in: R. Beetsma and X. Debrun: Independent Fiscal Councils: Watchdogs or Lapdogs? CEPR ebook, January 2018
    • “Searching for a Franco-German Consensus on the Future of Europe . Survey Results for Bundestag, Assemblée Nationale and Sénat” ZEW Policy Brief, No. 5, September 2016, with Sebastian Blesse, Pierre Boyer and Friedrich Heinemann (pdf)
  • Books

    • “International Tax Competition”, J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Tübingen 1997.