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Workplace:Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht (Department of Economics), Universität Siegen (University of Siegen), (more information at EDIRC)
Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) (Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2019

  1. Competitively Elected Women as Policy Makers
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Subnational border reforms and economic development in Africa
    ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Downloads

2018

  1. Appointed public officials and local favoritism: Evidence from the German states
    VfS Annual Conference 2018 (Freiburg, Breisgau): Digital Economy, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Working Papers, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (2017) Downloads View citations (2)
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo (2017) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Women Legislators and Economic Performance
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2018) Downloads View citations (2)

2017

  1. Depressing dependence? Transfers and economic growth in the German States, 1975-2005
    Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics, Walter Eucken Institut e.V. Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo (2016) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Regional Studies (2017)
  2. Does the election of a female leader clear the way for more women in politics?
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2018)
  3. Gold mining and education: a long-run resource curse in Africa?
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2020)

2016

  1. Do municipal mergers reduce costs? Evidence from a German federal state
    ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Downloads View citations (27)
    Also in Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics (2014) Downloads View citations (32)

    See also Journal Article in Regional Science and Urban Economics (2016)
  2. Fiscal federalism, decentralization and economic growth: A meta-analysis
    Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics, Walter Eucken Institut e.V. Downloads View citations (17)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Inquiry (2016)

2015

  1. Electoral competition and endogenous political institutions: Quasi-experimental evidence from Germany
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in VfS Annual Conference 2014 (Hamburg): Evidence-based Economic Policy, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association (2014) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2016)
  2. Re-evaluating the economic costs of conflicts
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Revenue decentralization, central oversight and the political budget cycle: Evidence from Israel
    ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in European Journal of Political Economy (2016)
  4. Tax mimicking in the short- and long-run: Evidence from German reunification
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in VfS Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association (2015) Downloads View citations (6)
  5. The revenue and base effects of local tax hikes: Evidence from a quasi-experiment
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. Bailouts and austerity
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization and Economic Growth: Survey and Meta-Analysis
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (12)
  3. Political alignment and intergovernmental transfers in parliamentary systems: Evidence from Germany
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2017)
  4. The effect of direct democracy on the level and structure of local taxes
    ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Journal Article in Regional Science and Urban Economics (2017)
  5. The political economy of special needs transfers: Evidence from Bavarian municipalities, 1993-2011
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads

2013

  1. Coalition governments, cabinet size, and the common pool problem: Evidence from the German states
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Journal Article in European Journal of Political Economy (2013)
  2. Direct democracy and local public finances under cooperative federalism
    ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Journal Article in Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2017)
  3. Do bailouts buy votes? Evidence from a panel of Hessian municipalities
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in Economics of Governance (2013)
  4. Do municipal mergers result in scale economies? Evidence from a German federal state
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics View citations (6)
  5. Electoral thresholds and political outcomes: Quasi-experimental evidence from a reform in Germany
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Has Globalization Affected Collective Bargaining? An Empirical Test, 1980-2009
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The World Economy (2015)
  7. Identifying local tax mimicking: Administrative borders and a policy reform
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  8. Monetary Integration, Soft Budget Constraints, and the EMU Sovereign Debt Crises
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Journal Article in Economics and Politics (2017)
  9. Taxation and democratization
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2014)
  10. The economics and empirics of tax competition: A survey
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)

2012

  1. Ideology and fiscal policy: quasi-experimental evidence from the German States
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The flypaper effect: evidence from a natural experiment in Hesse
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (11)

2011

  1. A Tale of Five PIIGS: Soft Budget Constraints and the EMU Sovereign Debt Crises
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Fiscal capacity and government accountability in sub-Saharan Africa
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Public Education Spending in a Globalized World: Is there a Shift in Priorities Across Educational Stages?
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads
  4. Revenue decentralization and inflation: a re-evaluation
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economics Letters (2012)
  5. Soft budget constraints and strategic interactions in subnational borrowing: Evidence from the German States, 1975-2005
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Urban Economics (2012)
  6. Tax decentralization and public deficits in OECD countries
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Publius: The Journal of Federalism (2012)

2010

  1. Globalization and the Composition of Public Education Expenditures: A Dynamic Panel Analysis
    Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany (2010) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Globalization, Redistribution, and the Composition of Public Education Expenditures
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (1)
  3. On the Link Between Fiscal Decentralization and Public Debt in OECD Countries
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2010)
  4. The Heckscher-Ohlin Model and the Network Structure of International Trade
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
    See also Journal Article in International Review of Economics & Finance (2011)

2009

  1. Creative Destruction and Fiscal Institutions: A Long-Run Case Study of Three Regions
    Papers on Economics and Evolution, Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Evolutionary Economics (2012)
  2. Did the Maastricht treaty matter for macroeconomic performance?
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth in OECD Countries: Is there a Relationship?
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (16)
  4. Fiscal decentralization, ideology, and the size of the public sector
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in European Journal of Political Economy (2011)
  5. Supranational Integration And National Reorganization
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)

2005

  1. Scale-Free Networks in International Trade
    Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research Downloads View citations (4)

Journal Articles

2020

  1. Distributive spending and presidential partisan politics
    Public Choice, 2020, 185, (1), 65-85 Downloads
  2. Gold Mining and Education: A Long-run Resource Curse in Africa?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2020, 56, (9), 1745-1762 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2018

  1. Does the Election of a Female Leader Clear the Way for More Women in Politics?
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2018, 10, (3), 95-121 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2017

  1. Depressing dependence? Transfers and economic growth in the German states, 1975–2005
    Regional Studies, 2017, 51, (12), 1815-1825 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2017)
  2. Direct Democracy and Local Public Finances under Cooperative Federalism
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017, 119, (3), 801-820 Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  3. Local fiscal policy after a bailout: austerity or soft budget constraints?
    Economics of Governance, 2017, 18, (3), 209-238 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Monetary integration, soft budget constraints, and the EMU sovereign debt crises
    Economics and Politics, 2017, 29, (3), 252-275 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  5. Political alignment and intergovernmental transfers in parliamentary systems: evidence from Germany
    Public Choice, 2017, 171, (1), 75-98 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  6. Regional development and national identity in sub-Saharan Africa
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2017, 45, (3), 622-643 Downloads View citations (5)
  7. The effect of direct democracy on the level and structure of local taxes
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2017, 65, (C), 38-55 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2016

  1. Do municipal mergers reduce costs? Evidence from a German federal state
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2016, 59, (C), 54-74 Downloads View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2016)
  2. Electoral competition and endogenous political institutions: Quasi-experimental evidence from Germany
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 122, (C), 43-61 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2015)
  3. Electoral thresholds and political representation
    Public Choice, 2016, 169, (1), 117-136 Downloads View citations (1)
  4. FISCAL FEDERALISM, DECENTRALIZATION, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A META-ANALYSIS
    Economic Inquiry, 2016, 54, (3), 1445-1463 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper (2016)
  5. Government Impartiality and Sustained Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
    World Development, 2016, 83, (C), 54-69 Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Intergovernmental Transfers, Local Fiscal Policy, and the Flypaper Effect: Evidence from a German State
    FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 2016, 72, (1), 1-40 Downloads View citations (3)
  7. Revenue decentralization, central oversight and the political budget cycle: Evidence from Israel
    European Journal of Political Economy, 2016, 42, (C), 1-16 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2015

  1. Election cycles and electricity provision: Evidence from a quasi-experiment with Indian special elections
    Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 126, (C), 64-73 Downloads View citations (52)
  2. Has Globalisation Affected Collective Bargaining? An Empirical Test, 1980–2009
    The World Economy, 2015, 38, (12), 1880-1911 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  3. Tax Innovations and Public Revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Journal of Development Studies, 2015, 51, (6), 689-706 Downloads View citations (8)

2014

  1. Identifying local tax mimicking with administrative borders and a policy reform
    Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 118, (C), 41-51 Downloads View citations (45)
  2. Taxation and Democratization
    World Development, 2014, 56, (C), 287-301 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2013

  1. Coalition governments, cabinet size, and the common pool problem: Evidence from the German states
    European Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 32, (C), 356-376 Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Do bailouts buy votes? Evidence from a panel of Hessian municipalities
    Economics of Governance, 2013, 14, (3), 257-278 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  3. Fiscal Capacity and the Quality of Government in Sub-Saharan Africa
    World Development, 2013, 45, (C), 92-107 Downloads View citations (12)
  4. Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth in OECD Countries
    Public Finance Review, 2013, 41, (4), 421-445 Downloads View citations (19)

2012

  1. Creative destruction and fiscal institutions: a long-run case study of three regions
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2012, 22, (3), 563-583 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. Public education spending in a globalized world
    International Tax and Public Finance, 2012, 19, (5), 677-707 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Revenue decentralization and inflation: A re-evaluation
    Economics Letters, 2012, 116, (3), 298-300 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  4. Soft budget constraints and strategic interactions in subnational borrowing: Evidence from the German States, 1975–2005
    Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, 71, (1), 114-127 Downloads View citations (39)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  5. Tax Decentralization and Public Deficits in OECD Countries
    Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2012, 42, (4), 688-707 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2011

  1. Fiscal decentralization, ideology, and the size of the public sector
    European Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 27, (3), 485-506 Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. The Heckscher-Ohlin model and the network structure of international trade
    International Review of Economics & Finance, 2011, 20, (2), 135-145 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2010

  1. Federalism, Budget Deficits and Public Debt: On the Reform of Germany's Fiscal Constitution
    Review of Law & Economics, 2010, 6, (3), 365-393 Downloads View citations (17)
  2. On the link between fiscal decentralization and public debt in OECD countries
    Public Choice, 2010, 145, (3), 351-378 Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. Supranational integration and national reorganization: On the Maastricht treaty’s impact on fiscal decentralization in EU countries
    Constitutional Political Economy, 2010, 21, (4), 309-335 Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. Did the Maastricht treaty matter for macroeconomic performance? A difference‐in‐difference investigation
    Kyklos, 2009, 62, (3), 331-358 Downloads View citations (4)
 
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