Search formAdvanced search

Books, journals and papers (2925 hits)

in: Andreas Khol, Stefan Karner, Wolfgang Sobotka, Bettina Rausch, Günther Ofner, Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Politik 2022
Book chapters, contributions to collected volumes, Böhlau Verlag, Wien, April 2023, pp.299-313
Subsidising homeownership decentralises cities, as Muth (1967) suggested over half a century ago. This article focuses on the related question of whether repealing a homeownership subsidy recentralises cities. This question is relevant today, given the ubiquity of homeownership subsidies. We provide a first quasi-experimental test of a subsidy repeal's spatial effects by examining Germany's 2005 homeownership subsidy reform. We find that repealing the subsidy contributed to recentralising Germany's cities. Since recentralisation helps abate carbon dioxide emissions, repealing a homeownership subsidy also helps mitigate climate change.
In contrast to other large economies, the euro area shows a high regional dispersion of inflation rates since the mid of 2021. The energy price shock uncovered structural differences among member countries of the currency union. Additionally, European governments responded with administrative or fiscal interventions of varying degree. A consistent pattern emerges with low inflation countries implementing policies dampening the HICP more intensively, while high inflation countries behaved more restrained. Potential monetary policy responses to an energy price shock include a differential weighting of country specific inflation rates in the loss function or, alternatively, macroprudential measures. If a wage-price spiral is set in motion, the ECB would have to swiftly raise the key interest rates to confirm its commitment to the inflation target.
in: Faïz Gallouj, Camal Gallouj, Maria-Christine Monnoyer, Luis Rubalcaba, Marie-Christine Monnoyer, Elgar Encyclopedia of Services
Book chapters, contributions to collected volumes, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham UK, January 2023, pp.144,