Contributor: Johannes Schwarzer

Energy Tax Expenditures in a Globalized Economy

and | 9 May 2018
Discussion Notes, Fiscal, Trade | Tags: Energy, Tax Competition, Tax Expenditures
Countries around the world have introduced energy taxes to expand revenues, reduce energy consumption and curb greenhouse gas emissions. In that context, they have frequently also implemented tax provisions to lower the energy tax bill for certain industries, households and regions. Tax exemptions and deductions ... continue reading

The Effects of Exporting on Labour Productivity: Evidence from German Firms

| 24 March 2017
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Employment, Productivity, Services Trade
We revisit the "self-selection vs. learning-by-exporting (LBE)" debate with new evidence on a large panel of German firms of all economic sectors up to the 3-digit NACE level, between 1993-2014, and shed new light on the channels that foster export-induced productivity gains. ... continue reading

CGE Models vs Educated Guesswork: The Case of the EU-Korea FTA

| 17 January 2017
Blog, Trade | Tags: CETA, TPP, TTIP
A September 2016 research note by the European Commission on the effects of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement has recently been picked up in social media by various commentators. Amid rising skepticism around trade agreements and a tendency to question established wisdom, its 2-fold message is balm for the ... continue reading

Trade and Employment. An Overview

| 29 February 2016
Discussion Notes, External, Trade | Tags: Employment
The bulk of economic research on the impacts of trade has for a long time neglected aggregate effects on jobs. While research grants an important role of trade for employment, empirical studies often struggle to attribute employment outcomes to trade policies in the long run. ... continue reading

Save our Steel! Save our Jobs?

| 13 November 2015
Blog, Trade | Tags: Anti-Dumping, China, EU, Steel, Tariffs
EU member States have recently intensified their calls upon the European Commission to deploy trade defence measures to stem the rising tide of cheap imports of steel from China. It is contended that the slowdown of the Chinese domestic economy has prompted steel manufacturers to ... continue reading