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