In the Ifo Viewpoint releases we present the Ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.
Taxation policy could be a major campaign issue in Germany in the coming year. The CDU SME Business Union has recently called for a lowering of the income tax in Germany. Tax cuts have not played a major role in the economic and fiscal policy debates of recent years, for Details
The vote for Brexit was a resounding slap in the face to the so-called political and economic elites in London, Brussels and across Europe from British voters. It is not easy to react in an appropriate manner in such cases. Like other fits of anger, the Brexit was caused by Details
Ifo Viewpoint No. 170: Do Not Perpetuate the Dutch Disease in Europe: Lessons from German Reunification for a European Fiscal Union
Munich, 9 November 2015 Europe is debating further moves towards a transfer union, following the implicit and explicit transfers in the form of fiscal rescue programmes and monetary bail-out operations by the European Central Bank (ECB). French President François Hollande and his young Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron are now Details