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EconPol Europe: Focus Must Be on Health Policy, as Costs to German Economy Predicted to Reach Up to 729 Billion
A report from EconPol Europe calculates potential costs of coronavirus to the German economy of up to 729 billion, with up to 1.8 million jobs cut and six million workers affected by lower hours.
EconPol Europe: Tech Giants Should be Subject to Digital Services Tax, but Definition Needs Tightening
A new study from EconPol Europe has analyzed the proposals and international implications around taxing digital platforms and concludes that the European Commission’s proposed digital services tax (DST) addresses the concerns shared by policy makers. However, there should be a more stringent definition of the digital platforms that are subjected to such a tax.
EconPol Europe Study Reveals Motivations of Emigrants and Gender Gap in Views on Redistribution of Income
An EconPol Europe analysis of self-selected emigrants from Denmark shows that work is the main consideration for men, while family reasons are the primary motivation for women to emigrate. The study also reveals that women who emigrate are more in favor of increasing income redistribution, while most men view redistribution negatively.
An EconPol Europe study of data from 135 countries going back to 1960 reveals that people on low incomes do benefit from market-oriented structural reforms such as deregulating labor and financial markets, privatizing state-owned companies and reducing tariffs.
A survey of economists from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has revealed a lack of support for the euro, EU centralization and coordination of tax policy, but that poorer countries are in favour of redistributive transfers.