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In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.

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  1. Ifo Viewpoint No. 180: The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump

    Politicians across Europe are still reeling at the shock election of Donald Trump as US President. That is understandable. They nevertheless need to snap out of it and start thinking seriously about how Trump’s triumph will impact Europe both economically and politically. The question on everybody’s lips is: how much Details

  2. Ifo Viewpoint No. 179: EU Budget Reform: How to Spend It

    What does the EU actually do with all of the money at its disposal? If you ask the ‘man on the street’ you get the following answer: most of the money goes to agricultural subsidies. Some people may also recall building site boards that refer to financial support from the Details

  3. Ifo Viewpoint No. 178: Impact of Globalisation on Taxation

    The globalisation of the economy raises basic questions for the financing of public spending. Capital, goods and a growing number of people are mobile across borders. Many companies can relocate their production facilities, jobs and immaterial assets like patents internationally. Can national tax policy still generate sufficient tax revenues to Details


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