of the Economic Policy Center
- Görlich, D., I. Stepanok and F. Al-Hussami.
Youth Unemployment in Europe and the World: Causes, Consequences and Solutions.
Kiel Policy Brief No 59.
►The Kiel Policy Brief 59 deals with youth unemployment as one of the very important and pressing problems for many economies. The current paper presents a definition of what youth unemployment is, and discusses the causes and consequences of the phenomena. It identifies solutions for this problem from various fields of policy such as education and training, active labor market policy, employment protection and tax policy.
- Klodt, H. (2013).
Verdient der Markt noch unser Vertrauen?
Wirtschaftsdienst, 93. Jg. (Sonderheft): 2 – 6. (mit Gustav Horn und Brigitte Preissl).
- Klodt, H. (2013).
Verrutschte Maßstäbe und beschädigte Anker – Langzeitschäden der Rettungspakete.
In: Jürgen Simmer (ed.), Impulsreden zur Sozialen Marktwirtschaft, Schriftenreihe Wirtschaftspolitischer Club Deutschland, Berlin: 4–17.
- Krieger-Boden, Ch. (2013).
New Ethics for Economics?
Kiel Policy Brief No 60.
►In the aftermath of the worldwide economic crisis, a certain renewed resentment against capitalism and the rules assumed to guide our economic system has risen in the public, and has echoed into mainstream economics. An important aspect is whether overstressing market rules may have implied severe repercussions on the behaviour of people and dis¬rupted the internal balance of the society. A new line of economic thinking, the behaviouristic and psy¬chological approach, seems to corroborate this view. However, the new findings are far from delivering straightforward strategies for implementing policy measures. They show that some kind of morals are likewise unavoidable and affordable for cooperation in a successful society.
- Laaser, C-F. und A. Rosenschon (2013).
The Kiel Subsidy Report: Subsidies in Germany in the period 2000 to 2011/2012.
Kiel Discussion Paper 516/517.
►In 2011 aggregate subsidies in Germany amounted to 166.7 Billion Euro if measured according to the broadened subsidy definition as applied in the Kiel Institute’s subsidy report. The newest issue of this report has now been published. The sum of all tax privileges granted to taxpayers and all financial support payments to suppliers of private goods by German territorial entities in 2011 outstripped the pertinent sum of 2000 by 18.8 Billion Euro. In the same period, subsidies to business companies (subsidies in a narrower sense according the Kiel definition) decreased by 10.8 to 92.0 Billion Euro.
- Snower D., J. Boysen-Hogrefe, K. Gern, H. Klodt, S. Kooths, C-F. Laaser, C. Reicher, B. Roye, J. Scheide
and K. Schrader (2013).
The Kiel Policy Package to Address the Crisis in the Euro Area.
Kiel Policy Brief No 58a.
►The reason why the Euro zone crisis has dragged on for so long is that Europe's leaders have focused too much on short-term measures to patch up the emergency of the moment, rather than formulating a comprehensive plan. The Kiel Policy Package - published as Kiel Policy Brief 58a - comprises a set of short-term and long-term policy measures to overcome the crisis. Neither the short-term nor the long-term measures are sufficient on their own. Instead, they need to be implemented in conjunction with one another.