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dc.contributor.authorSiebert, Horsten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:30:11Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:30:11Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationKiel working paper Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel 1196en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/3151-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes Germany?s fiscal policy position. Half of GDP passes through the hands of government, a high debt to GDP ratio limits the maneuvering, and the revenue sharing mechanism prevents a competitive federalism. Most importantly for the future, the federal finance minister has to pick up the deficits that the social security systems leave behind. Transfers from the public budget to the social security systems are large, and since 1998 the elasticity of transfers to nominal GDP is 4. This trend will intensify in an aging society. All these factors weaken the prospects for reform that Germany must undertake in its taxation and expenditure system in view of the changed international conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKieler Arbeitspapiere 1196en_US
dc.subject.jelI00en_US
dc.subject.jelH20en_US
dc.subject.jelE13en_US
dc.subject.jelE12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330-
dc.subject.keywordFiscal Policy , Subsidies , German Unification , Debt , Revenue Sharing , Social Policyen_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Schuldenen_US
dc.subject.stwStaatsquoteen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleGermany's fiscal policy stanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn379947161en_US
dc.identifier.ppn379947161en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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