IV. Essays in periodicals

  1. The German Anti-Keynes? On Walter Eucken’s Macroeconomics, to be published in: Journal of the History of Economic Thought 43, 2021 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and DANIEL NIENTIEDT). Revised version of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/11, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, August 2018 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and DANIEL NIENTIEDT).
  2. Regional Risk Sharing and Redistribution – The Role of Fiscal Mechanisms in Switzerland, Oxford Economic Papers 73 (2), 2021, 601 – 622 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER and JANINE STUDERUS).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper Paper No. 6902, Munich, February 2018; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/02, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, February 2018 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER and JANINE STUDERUS).
  3. Fiscal Federalism and Income Inequality: An Empirical Analysis for Switzerland, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 185, 2021, pp. 463 – 494 (with CHRISTIAN FREY, CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER and LUKAS A. SCHMID).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 7407, Munich, December 2018; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 19/05, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, November 2019 (with CHRISTIAN FREY, CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER and LUKAS A. SCHMID).
  4. Taxing Away M&A: Capital Gains Taxation and Acquisition Activity, European Economic Review 128, Article 103505, September 2020 (with MARTIN RUF, ULRICH SCHREIBER, MAXIMILIAN TODTENHAUPT and JOHANNES VOGET).
    Revised version of ZEW Discussion Paper No. 16-007, Mannheim, January 2016, CESifo Working Paper No. 5738, Munich, January 2016; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 16/03, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg 2016 (with MARTIN RUF, ULRICH SCHREIBER, MAXIMILIAN TODTENHAUPT and JOHANNES VOGET).
  5. The Political Economy of Municipal Amalgamation: Evidence of Common Pool Effects and Local Public Debt, Public Choice 183 (1-2), 2020, S. 69 – 99 (mit BENEDIKT FRITZ).
    Überarbeitete Fassung von: CESifo Working Paper No. 5676, München, Dezember 2015; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 15/10, Walter Eucken Institut, Dezember 2015 (mit BENEDIKT FRITZ).
  6. Modeling Fiscal Sustainability in Dynamic Macro-Panels with Heterogeneous Effects: Evidence from German Federal States, International Tax and Public Finance 27, 2020, S. 215 – 239 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and JULIA WOLFINGER).
    Revised version of: Arbeitspapier 03/2018, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Wiesbaden, March 2018; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/05, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, March 2018; CESifo Working Paper No. 6976, Munich, April 2018; revised version, March 2019 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and JULIA WOLFINGER).
  7. Öffentliche Investitionen: Die Schuldenbremse ist nicht das Problem, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 20 (4), 2019, S. 292 – 303 (with WOLF HEINRICH REUTER and MUSTAFA YETER).
    Revised version of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 20/01, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, January 2020; Arbeitspapier 01/2020, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Wiesbaden, January 2020 (with WOLF HEINRICH REUTER and MUSTAFA YETER).
  8. Commitment to Pay Taxes: Results from Field and Laboratory Experiments, European Economic Review 115, 2019, pp. 78 – 98 (with BRUNO S. FREY, ANN KATHRIN KOESSLER and BENNO TORGLER).
    Revised version of: Commitment to Pay Taxes: An Exploratory Field Experiment on the Role of Promises, CESifo Working Paper No. 6186, Munich, November 2016 and of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/06, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, April 2018 (with BRUNO S. FREY, ANN KATHRIN KOESSLER and BENNO TORGLER).
  9. A Mechanism to Regulate Sovereign Debt Restructuring in the Euro Area, International Finance 22 (1), 2019, pp. 20 – 34  (with JOCHEN ANDRITZKY, DÉSIRÉE I. CHRISTOFZIK and UWE SCHEUERING).
    Revised version of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/01, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, February 2018 (with JOCHEN ANDRITZKY, DÉSIRÉE I. CHRISTOFZIK and UWE SCHEUERING).
  10. Die Europäische Währungsunion aus traditioneller und moderner ordnungsökonomischer Perspektive, ORDO – Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 69, 2018, pp. 65 – 84 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and DANIEL NIENTIEDT).
  11. Die Heterogenität der kommunalen Finanzverfassungen als Herausforderung im vertikalisierten Fiskalföderalismus, Jahrbuch für öffentliche Finanzen 2-2018, pp. 149 – 180 (with YANNICK BURY).
    Revised version of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/12, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, August 2018.
  12. Grenzabschöpfungsraten im deutschen Finanzausgleich, List Forum für Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik, 44(1), 2018, pp. 1–22 (with YANNICK BURY and HEIKO T. BURRET)
    Revised version of: Arbeitspapier 02/2018, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Wiesbaden, March 2018; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/04, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, March 2018 (with YANNICK BURY and HEIKO T. BURRET).
  13. Entwarnung oder trügerische Ruhe? Entwicklung und Struktur der öffentlichen Verschuldung in Deutschland, Jahrbuch für öffentliche Finanzen 1-2018, pp. 399 – 410 (with DÉSIRÉE I. CHRISTOFZIK).
  14. Vertical Effects of Fiscal Rules: The Swiss Experience, International Tax and Public Finance, 25, pp. 673–721, 2018 (with HEIKO T. BURRET).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 5043, München Oktober 2014; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 16/01, Walter Eucken Institut, June 2016 (with HEIKO T. BURRET).
  15. (Un-)Intended Effects of Fiscal Rules, European Journal of Political Economy 52, 2018, pp. 166 – 191 (with HEIKO T. BURRET).
    Revised version of: Effects of Fiscal Rules: 85 Years’ Experience in Switzerland, CESifo Working Paper No. 6063, Munich, August 2016 (with HEIKO T. BURRET).
  16. Depressing Dependence: Transfers and Economic Growth in the German States, Regional Studies 51 (12), 2017, pp. 1815 – 1825 (withTHUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN und SARAH NECKER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 6055, Munich, August 2016 (with THUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN and SARAH NECKER).
  17. Sovereign Bond Market Reactions to Fiscal Rules and No-Bailout Clauses – The Swiss Experience, Journal of International Money and Finance 70, 2017, pp. 319 – 343 (with ALEXANDER KALB, MARC-DANIEL MOESSINGER and STEFFEN OSTERLOH).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 4195, Munich, April 2013; ZEW Discussion Paper No. 13-034, Mannheim, May 2013; Working Papers No. 2013/27, Institut d’Economia de Barcelona IEB (all with ALEXANDER KALB, MARC-DANIEL MOESSINGER and STEFFEN OSTERLOH).
  18. Fiscal Sustainability of the German Laender: Time Series Evidence, Finanzarchiv/ Public Finance Analysis (FA) 73 (1), 2017, S. 103 – 132 (with HEIKO T. BURRET and EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 4928, München, August 2014; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 15/11, Walter Eucken Institut, December 2015 (all with HEIKO T. BURRET and EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
  19. Wirken Fiskalregeln? Eine Übersicht über neuere empirische Befunde, Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter 64 (2), 2017, pp. 179 – 191 (with WOLF HEINRICH REUTER).
  20. Jenseits der schrillen Töne – Elemente für eine rationale Diskussion über die Ungleichheit von Einkommen und Vermögen in Deutschland, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 17 (2), 2016, S. 188 – 205 (with CHRISTOPH M. SCHMIDT).
  21. Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization and Economic Growth: A Meta-Analysis, Economic Inquiry 54 (3), 2016, S. 1445 – 1463 (with TUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN and JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
    Revised and shortened version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 4985, September 2014, revised version, August 2015.
  22. Repatriation Taxes and Outbound M&As, Journal of Public Economics 139, 2016, S. 13 – 27 (with MARTIN RUF, ULRICH SCHREIBER, UWE SCHEUERING and JOHANNES VOGET).
    Published as discussion paper as: Effects of Territorial and Worldwide Corporation Tax Systems on Outbound M&As, CESifo Working Paper No. 4455, Munich, October 2013; ZEW Discussion Paper No. 13-088, Mannheim, October 2013; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 13/11, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg 2013.
  23. (Un-)Sustainability of Public Finances in German Laender: A Panel Time Series Approach, Economic Modelling (2016), S. 254-265 (with HEIKO T. BURET and EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
    Revised and shortened version of: Panel Cointegration Tests on the Fiscal Sustainabilty of German Laender, CESifo Working Paper No. 4929, Munich, August 20147; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 15/9, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg 2015.
  24. Ordoliberalism, Pragmatism and the Eurozone Crisis: How the German Tradition Shaped Economic Policy in Europe, European Review of International Studies 2(3), 2015, S. 48-61 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and DANIEL NIENTIEDT).
    Revised and shortened version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 5368, May 2015; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 15/4, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg 2015.
  25. Vom Regen in die Traufe? Inflation, Deflation und der wirtschaftliche Niedergang in der Weimarer Republik, Freiburger Universitätsblätter, Heft 209, September 2015, S. 45 – 65 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
  26. Kapitalismus und Kapitalismuskritik aus ordoliberaler Perspektive, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ) 65 ( 35-37), 2015, S. 17-23.
  27. Revisiting the Link between Growth and Federalism: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach, Journal of Comparative Economics 43 (3), 2015, p. 772 – 781 (with ZAREH ASATRYAN).
    Revised version of: ZEW Discussion Paper No. 13–049, Juli 2013, CESifo Working Paper No. 4357, August 2013.
  28. Partial Fiscal Decentralization and Sub-National Government Fiscal Discipline: Empirical Evidence from OECD Countries, Public Choice 163 (3-4), 2015, S. 307 – 320 (with ZAREH ASATRYAN and BENNY GEYS).
    Revised version of: European Economy, Economic Papers: Fiscal Relations across Government Levels in Times of Crisis – Making Compatible Fiscal Decentralization and Budgetary Discipline No. 501, July 2013, S. 56 – 78; CESifo Working Paper No. 5279, March 2015.
  29. The Effects of Judicial Independence, a Dozen Years on: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators, European Journal of Political Economy 38, 2015, S. 197 – 211 (with JERG GUTMANN und STEFAN VOIGT).
    Reprinted as revised and shortened version as: Mehr Wirtschaftswachstum durch eine unabhängige Justiz? – Evidenz einer ländervergleichenden Studie in: Justice – Justiz – Giusizia – Schweizer Richterzeitung 2015 (with JERG GUTMANN and STEFAN VOIGT).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 5010, October 2014.
  30. Happiness of Economists, Applied Economics 47 (10), 2015, S. 990–1007 (with BRUNO S. FREY and SARAH NECKER).
    Revised version of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 13/7, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg 2013; CREMA Working Paper No. 2014–16; CESifo Working Paper No. 5099, December 2014.
  31. James Buchanan’s Theory of Federalism: From Fiscal Equity to the Ideal Political Order, Constitutional Political Economy 25 (3), 2014, S. 231 – 252.
    Revised version of: reiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 14/06, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, July 2014.
  32. Political Institutions and Income (Re-) Distribution: Evidence from Developed Economies, Public Choice 159 (3-4), 2014, S. 435 – 455 (with JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 4382, August 2013; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 13/06, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg 2013.
  33. Political Institutions and Fiscal Policy: A Note on Budget Rules and Fiscal Federalism, CESifo DICE Report – Journal for Institutional Comparisons 12 (1), Spring 2014, S. 3 – 11 (with HEIKO T. BURRET).
  34. Zur Bedeutung des „Manifests der Marktwirtschaft“, oder: das Lambsdorff-Papier im 31. Jahr, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik 62 (3), 2013, S. 227–243.
    Überarbeitete Fassung von: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 13/09, Walter Eucken Institut Freiburg 2013.
  35. Maßnahmen zur Vermeidung von Altersarmut: Makroökonomische Folgen und Verteilungseffekte, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 14 (3-4), 2013, S. 279–304 (with ANABELL KOHLMEIER and MANUEL KALLWEIT).
    Revised version of: Arbeitspapier Nr. 03/2013, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Wiesbaden, September 2013; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 13/10, Walter Eucken Institut Freiburg 2013..
  36. Strategic Tax Collection and Fiscal Decentralization: The Case of Russia, German Economic Review 14 (4), 2013, S. 449 – 482 (with ALEXANDER LIBMAN).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 2031, June 2007 and CREMA Working Paper No. 2007-09, Zurich; Working Papers No. 2009/11, Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  37. Capital Structure Choice and Company Taxation: A Meta-Study, Journal of Banking & Finance 37 (8), 2013, S. 2850 – 2866 (with JOST H. HECKEMEYER and MICHAEL OVERESCH).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 3400, March 2011; ZEW Discussion Paper No. 11-075, Mannheim, March 2011.
  38. Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth in OECD Countries: Is There a Relationship?, Public Finance Review 41 (4), 2013, S. 421 – 445 (with THUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 2721, July 2009.
  39. Fiscal Institutions in Germany, in: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics/ Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft and Statistik/ Revue Suisse d’Economie et de la Statistique 149 (2), 2013, S. 249 – 290 (with HEIKO T. BURRET).
  40. Sustainability of Public Debt in Germany – Historical Considerations and Time Series Evidence, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik/ Journal of Economics and Statistics 233 (3), 2013, S. 291 – 335 (with HEIKO T. BURRET and EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 4135, February 2013.
  41. Europa in der Welt von heute: Wilhelm Röpke und die Zukunft der Europäischen Währungsunion, ORDO – Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 63, 2012, S. 403 – 428.
    Updated and extended version of the 6th Wilhelm-Röpke-Lecture, February 9th, 2012 in Erfurt, and of HWWI Policy Paper 70, Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftliches Institut, August 2012. – Shortened Version as: Europa in der Welt von heute, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung No 41, Friday February 17th, 2012, p. 10.
  42. Optionen für eine Reform des deutschen Finanzausgleichs, Jahrbuch der Juristischen Gesellschaft Bremen 13, 2012, S. 90 – 109 (with JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
  43. Die Politische Ökonomik der Besteuerung, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 13 (1-2), 2012, S. 116 – 136 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
  44. Creative Destruction and Fiscal Institutions: A Long-Run Case Study of Three Regions, Journal of Evolutionary Economics 22 (3), 2012, S. 563 – 583 (with THUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN und JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
    Reprinted in: GUIDO BUENSTORF, UWE CANTNER, HORST HANUSCH, MICHAEL HUTTER, HANS-WALTER LORENZ and FRITZ RAHMEYER (Eds.), The Two Sides of Innovation: Creation and Destruction on the Evolution of Capitalist Economies, Springer, Heidelberg, et al., 2013, S. 187-207 (with TUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN and JAN SCHNELLENBACH):
    Revised version of: Papers on Economics and Evolution #0908, Max Planck Institut Jena, September 2009.
  45. Self-Perceptions, Government Policies and Tax Compliance in Germany, International Tax and Public Finance 19 (1), 2012, S. 78 – 103 (with CLAUS LARSEN).
  46. Ist die Ordnungsökonomik zukunftsfähig?, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik 12 (2), 2011, S. 173 – 195 (with EKKEHARD KÖHLER).
    Italian translalion in: Quale Futuro per la Ordnungsökonomik?, in i-lex, 21, 2014, S. 41 – 72. (With EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
    Reprinted in: NILS GOLDSCHMIDT and JOACHIM ZWEYNERT (Hrsg.): Neue Ordnungsökonomik, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, to be published 2015 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
    Revised version of: Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 11/02, Walter Eucken Institut Freiburg 2011.
  47. Municipal Debt in Switzerland: New Empirical Results, Public Choice 149 (1-2), 2011, S. 49 – 64 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER and CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
  48. Direkte Demokratie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland? Ergebnisse einer Umfrage zur Einführung direkter Volksrechte auf Bundesebene, Jahrbuch für direkte Demokratie 2010, Band 2, 2011, S. 107 – 134 (with ZOHAL HESSAMI and LISA REIL).
  49. Fiscal Federalism and Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Survey of Recent Research, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 29 (2), 2011, S. 224 – 243 (with JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
    Revised version of: International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series No. 1009, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, February 2010.
  50. FDI and Taxation: A Meta-Study, Journal of Economic Surveys 25 (2), 2011, S. 233 – 272 (with JOST H. HECKEMEYER).
    Revised version of: ZEW Discussion Paper No. 08-128, December 2008 and CESifo Working Paper No. 2540, February 2009.
  51. Federalism, Budget Deficits and Public Debt: On the Reform of Germany’s Fiscal Constitution, Review of Law and Economics 6 (3), 2010, S. 365 – 393, DOI: 10.2202/1555-5879.1537, (with THUSHYANTHAN BASKARAN).
  52. The Effect of Direct Democracy on Income Redistribution: Evidence for Switzerland, Economic Inquiry 48 (4), 2010, S. 817 – 840 (with JUSTINA FISCHER and GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 1837, October 2006; London School of Economics, STICERD – Political Economy and Public Policy Paper Series, No. 23, Oktober 2006; CREMA Working Paper No. 2006-24; Stockholm School of Economics, Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance, No. 689, April 2007.
  53. Sinnhaftigkeit und Effektivität der deutschen Schuldenbremse, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 11 (3), 2010.
  54. The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy: Time Series Evidence for the Swiss Federal Level since 1849, Pub­lic Choice 144 (3-4), 2010, S. 505 – 534 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 2691, Juli 2009.
  55. Decentralized Taxation and the Size of Government: Evidence from Swiss State and Local Governments, Southern Economic Journal 77 (1), 2010, S. 27 – 48 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER and CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 1087, December 2003.
  56. Survey on the Shadow Economy and Undeclared Earnings in OECD Countries, German Economic Review 11 (2), 2010, S. 109 – 149 (with FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER).
    Reprinted as: Survey on the Shadow Economy and Undeclared Work in OECD Countries, in: FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER (ed.), Handbook on the Shadow Economy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2011, S. 78 – 130 (with FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER).
    Reprinted as revised version: The Shadow Economy and Shadow Economy Labor Force in OECD Countries: What Do We (Not) Know?, in: RAHEL SCHOMAKER, CHRISTIAN MÜLLER and ANDREAS KNORR (Hrsg.), Migration und Integration als wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Ordnungsprobleme, Schriften zu Ordnungsfragen der Wirtschaft, Band 95, Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart, 2012, S. 207 – 236 (with FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER).
  57. Do Independent Prosecutors Deter Political Corruption? An Empirical Evaluation across Seventy- Eight Countries, American Law and Economics Review 12 (1), 2010, S. 204 – 244 (with ANNE VAN AAKEN and STEFAN VOIGT).
    Revised version of: Power over Prosecutors Corrupts Politicians: Cross Country Evidence Using a New Indicator, CESifo Working Paper No. 2245, March 2008; MAGKS Papers, Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 01-2008, Marburg.
  58. The Impact of Referendums on the Centralisation of Public Goods: A Political Economy Approach, Economics Of Governance 11 (1), 2010, S. 3 – 26 (with CHRISTOPH SCHALTEGGER and JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 1803, September 2006.
  59. Are Fiscal Adjustments Less Successful in Decentralized Governments?, European Journal of Political Economy 25 (1), 2009, S. 115 – 123 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
    Revised and shortened version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 1946, March 2007; CREMA Working Paper No. 2007-06.
  60. Do Large Cabinets Favor Large Governments? Evidence on the Fiscal Commons Problem for Swiss Cantons, Journal of Public Economics 93 (1-2), 2009, S. 35 – 47 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
    Revised and shortened version of: Do Large Cabinets Favor Large Governments? Evidence from Swiss Subfederal Jurisdictions, CESifo Working Paper No. 1294, October 2004; Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 21-2004, Philipps University Marburg; CREMA Working Paper No. 2004-15; and of: Do Large Cabinets Favor Large Governments? Evidence on Institutional Restraints on the Fiscal Commons Problem for Swiss Cantons, CREMA Working Paper No. 2008-10.
  61. Strategic Tax Competition in Switzerland: Evidence from a Panel of the Swiss Cantons, German Economic Review 10 (1), S. 91 – 114 ( with EMMANUELLE REULIER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 1516, August 2005; CREMA Working Paper No. 2005-19.
  62. On Government Centralization and Fiscal Referendums, European Economic Review 52 (4), 2008, S. 611 – 645 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER and JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
    Revised version of: On Government Centralization and Budget Referendums: Evidence from Switzerland, CESifo Working Paper No. 615, Dezember 2001 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER); On Government Centralization and Budget Referendums: A Theoretical Model and Evidence from Switzerland, Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 19-2004, Philipps University Marburg; CREMA Working Paper No. 2005-18 (with CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER and JAN SCHNELLENBACH).
  63. Zur Effektivität von Schuldenbremsen: Die Erfahrung der Schweiz, Das öffentliche Haushaltswesen in Österreich (ÖHV) 48 (3-4), 2007, p. 267 – 296 ( with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
  64. Tax Compliance as the Result of a Psychological Tax Contract: The Role of Incentives and Responsive Regulation, Law and Policy 29 (1), 2007, p. 102 – 120 (mit BRUNO S. FREY).
    Reprinted as Chapter 24 in: FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER (ed.), The Economics of the Hidden Economy Vol. II, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics 227, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2008, p. 465 – 483 (mit BRUNO S. FREY).
    Revised version of: CREMA Working Paper No. 2006-10.
  65. Strafen, Kontrollen und Schwarzarbeit: Einige Anmerkungen auf Basis von Befragungsdaten für Deutschland, Jahrbuch Schattenwirtschaft 1, 2006, p. 81 – 107 and p. 211 – 213 (with CLAUS LARSEN).
  66. Achieving Compliance When Legal Sanctions Are Non-Deterrent, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 108 (1), 2006, S. 135 – 156 (with JEAN-ROBERT TYRAN).
    Revised and shortened version of: Why People Obey the Law: Experimental Evidence from the Provision of Public Goods, Universität St. Gallen, Discussion Paper No. 2001-14, November 2001; CESifo Working Paper No. 651, January 2002; Marburg Papers on Economics No. 22-2004, Philipps University Marburg; CREMA Working Paper No. 2005-17.
  67. Tax Competition: How Great Is the Challenge?, Ekonomski Pregled – Journal of the Croatian Economic Society 56 (9), 2005, p. 723 – 758.
  68. Musings About the EU’s Constitutional Future, Swiss Political Science Review/ Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft/ Revue suisse des sciences politiques 11 (4), 2005, p. 227 – 247 (with SIMON HUG).
  69. Economic Models in Politics: An Introduction, Swiss Political Science Review/Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft/ Revue suisse des sciences politiques 11 (4), 2005, S. 1 – 17 (with SIMON HUG).
  70. Le fédéralisme financier en Suisse, Revue de L’OFCE – Observations et diagnostics économiques 94, July 2005, S. 351 – 371 (with EMMANUELLE REULIER).
    Revised version of: La décentralisation fiscale en Suisse, quelles conséquences en termes de concurrence fiscale, redistribution, fourniture de services publics et développement régional?, Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 17-2004, Philipps University Marburg.
  71. Voters as A Hard Budget Constraint: On the Determination of Intergovernmental Grants, Public Choice 123 (1–2), 2005, p. 147 – 169 (with CHRISTOPH SCHALTEGGER).
    Revised version of: Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 18-2004, Philipps University Marburg; CREMA Working Paper No. 2005-21.
  72. The European Constitution Project from the Perspective of Constitutional Political Economy, Public Choice 122 (3–4), 2005, p. 417 – 448 (revised and extended English version of the inaugural lecture at the Philipps-University Marburg, May 9th, 2003).
    Revised version of: Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 15-2004, Philipps-University Marburg; CREMA Working Paper No. 2005-20.
  73. Reform der Gewerbesteuer: Wie es Euch gefällt? – Eine Nachlese, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 6 (2), 2005, p. 207 – 232 (with THOMAS DÖRING).
    Revised version of: Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 27-2004, Philipps University Marburg.
  74. Viel Lärm um nichs? Die Agenda 2007 der EU aus ökonomischer Sicht, Integration- Vierteljahreszeitschrift des Instituts für Europäische Politik 28 (1), 2005, p. 55 – 67.
  75. Fiskalischer Föderalismus und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung: Evidenz für die Schweizer Kantone, Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft/Review of Regional Research 25(1), 2005, S. 3 – 25 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER and CHRISTOPH SCHALTEGGER).
  76. Föderalismus und Staatsquote, Jahrbuch des Föderalismus 5, 2004, S. 67 – 87 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
  77. Le fédéralisme financier en Allemagne: Coopération ou concurrence?, Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines 13 (4), 2003, p. 497 – 500.
    Revised version of: Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 16-2004, Philipps University Marburg.
  78. Eine Europäische Verfassung aus polit-ökonomischer Sicht, ORDO – Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 54, 2003, p. 289 – 317(German version of the inaugural lecture at the Philipps-University Marburg, May 9th, 2003).
  79. Budget Referendums and Government Spending: Evidence from Swiss Cantons, Journal of Public Economics 87 (12), 2003, p. 2703 – 2724 (with JOHN G. MATSUSAKA).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 323, August 2000.
  80. Deterrence and Tax Morale: How Administrations and Taxpayers Interact, OECD Papers/ OECD Journal: OECD Papers 3 (10), 2003, p.79 – 97 (290: 1 – 19) (with BRUNO S. FREY).
  81. Föderalismus, Dezentralität und Wirtschaftswachstum, Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung (des Deutschen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung) 72 (3), 2003, p. 361 – 377 (with HORST ZIMMERMANN and THOMAS DÖRING).
    Revised version of: Marburg Papers on Economics Nr. 13-2003, Philipps University Marburg.
  82. Die Zentralisierung der Staatstätigkeit in einer Referendumsdemokratie: Evidenz aus der Schweiz, Politische Vierteljahresschrift 44 (3), 2003, S. 370 – 394 (with CHRISTOPH SCHALTEGGER).
  83. Die Rolle des Staates in privaten Governance Strukturen, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik 139 (3), 2003, S. 253 – 285 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
    Revised version of: Universität St. Gallen, Discussion Paper No. 2003-11, April 2003.
  84. Economic Growth and Judicial Independence: Cross Country Evidence Using a New Set of Indicators, European Journal of Political Economy 19 (3), 2003, p. 497 – 527 (with STEFAN VOIGT).
    Revised version of: Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge Nr. 40/02, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Kassel 2002; CESifo Working Paper No. 906, April 2003.
  85. The Impact of Corporate and Personal Income Taxes on the Location of Firms and on Employment: Some Panel Evidence for the Swiss Cantons, Journal of Public Economics 87 (1), 2003, p. 129 – 155 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 455, April 2001.
  86. Le mimétisme fiscal: une application aux Régions françaises, Economie et Prévision 156, 2002, S. 43 – 49 (with JEAN-MICHEL JOSSELIN and YVON ROCABOY).
  87. Wähler, Interessengruppen und Finanzausgleich: Die Politische Ökonomie vertikaler Finanztransfers, Konjunkturpolitik 48 (2), 2002, p. 93 – 122 (with CHRISTOPH SCHALTEGGER).
  88. Budgetary Procedures and Public Finance or: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, Journal of Institutional Innovation, Development and Transition 6, 2002, p. 4 – 17.
  89. Trust Breeds Trust: How Taxpayers Are Treated, Economics of Governance 3 (2), 2002, S. 87 – 99 (with BRUNO S. FREY).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 322, August 2000.
  90. Tax Evasion and Voting: An Experimental Analysis, Kyklos 55 (2), 2002, S. 197 – 222 (with JEAN-ROBERT TYRAN).
  91. Does Direct Democracy Reduce Public Debt? Evidence from Swiss Municipalities, Public Choice 109 (3-4), 2001, S. 347 – 370 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
    Revised version of: Forschungsbericht 2000.16, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut, Vienna, October 2000.
  92. The Political Economy of Direct Legislation: Direct Democracy and Local Decision-Making, Economic Policy 16 (33), 2001, S. 329 – 367 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
  93. Income Tax Competition at the State and Local Level in Switzerland, Regional Science and Urban Economics 31 (2-3), 2001, S. 181 – 213 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
    Revised version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 238, January 2000.
  94. Cantonal and Regional Unemployment in Switzerland: A Dynamic Macroeconomic Panel Analysis, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik 136 (3), 2000, S. 463 – 483 (with MARCEL R. SAVIOZ).
  95. Tax Competition and Income Redistribution: An Empirical Analysis for Switzerland, Public Choice 105 (1–2), 2000, S. 125 – 164.
  96. Direct Democracy, Political Culture, and the Outcome of Economic Policy: A Report on the Swiss Experience, European Journal of Political Economy 16 (2), 2000, S. 287 – 306 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
  97. Fiskalischer Wettbewerb und Einkommensumverteilung, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 1 (2), 2000, S. 181 – 198.
  98. Official and Hidden Unemployment and the Popularity of the Government: An Econometric Analysis for the Kohl Government, Electoral Studies 19 (2/3), 2000, S. 333 – 347 (with GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER).
  99. Allocative and Distributive Effects of Tax Competition: An Empirical analysis for Switzerland, Aussenwirtschaft 54 (4), 1999, S. 503 – 528.
  100. Revealing Preferences for the Reduction of Public Risk: An Application of the CV Approach, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 41 (4), 1998, S. 477 – 503 (with ANSELM U. RÖMER and WERNER W. POMMEREHNE).
    Revised version of: Discussion Paper No. 9718, Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung, Universität St. Gallen, December 1997.
  101. Steuerhinterziehung und ihre Kontrolle in unterschiedlichen politischen Systemen, Homo oeconomicus 14 (4), 1997, S. 469 – 487 (with WERNER W. POMMEREHNE and ALBERT HART).
  102. Direct Democracy Matters for Economic Performance: An Empirical Investigation, Kyklos 50 (4), 1997, S. 507 – 538 (with MARCEL R. SAVIOZ).
    Reprinted as: Chapter 18, in: STEFAN VOIGT (ed.), Constitutional Political Economy Vol. II, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics 166, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2003, S. 428 – 458.
    Revised version of: Discussion Paper No. 9614, Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung, Universität St. Gallen, August 1996.
  103. Exit, Voice and Income Taxes: The Loyalty of Voters, European Journal of Political Economy 13 (3), 1997, S. 455 – 478 (Wicksell Prize Paper, EPCS 1996).
  104. The Impact of Museum Purchase on the Auction Prices of Paintings, Journal of Cultural Economics 21 (3), 1997, S. 249 – 271 (with Werner W. Pommerehne).
    Revised version of: Umweltgemeingüter: Ein Problemaufriss, Diskussionsbeiträge A9404, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Universität des Saarlandes, Juli 1994; Discussion Paper No. 9603, Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung, Universität St. Gallen, January 1996.
  105. Umweltgemeingüter?, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/ Schmollers Jahrbuch 117 (1), 1997, S. 107 – 144 (with Axel Ostmann,Werner W. Pommerehne and Albert Hart).
    Revised version of: Umweltgemeingüter: Ein Problemaufriss, Diskussionsbeiträge A9404, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Universität des Saarlandes, Juli 1994; Discussion Paper No. 9603, Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung, Universität St. Gallen, January 1996.
  106. Fiscal Evolution in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1980 – 1992: Recent Developments and Room for Consolidation, European Economy, Reports and Studies: Towards Greater Fiscal Discipline No. 3, 1994, S. 47 – 95 (with Werner W. Pommerehne).
    Revised version of: Public Taxing and Spending in the Federal Republic of Germany 1980 – 1992: Recent Developments and Room for Consolidation, Forschungsbericht 9405 des Europa-Instituts, Bereich Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität des Saarlandes, April 1994.
  107. Voluntary Provision of a Public Good: Results from a Real World Experiment, Kyklos 47 (4), 1994, S. 505- 518 (with WERNER W. POMMEREHNE and ALBERT HART).
    Reprinted in: Amitrajeet A. Batabyal (ed.), The Economics of International Environmental Agreements, Ashgate, Aldershot 2000, S. 207 – 220.

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Submitted papers:

  1. Skimming the Achieved? – Quantifying the Fiscal Incentives of the German Fiscal Equalization Scheme and Its Reforms since 1970, Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 21/04, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg i.Br., March 2021 (with HEIKO T. BURRET and YANNICK BURY).
  2. “Whatever It Takes!” How Tonality of TV-News Affects Government Bond Yield Spreads during Crises, Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 20/09, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg i.Br., December 2020 (with PATRICK HIRSCH, EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER and TOBIAS THOMAS).
  3. Heterogeneous Price and Quantity Effects of The Real Estate Transfer Tax in Germany, Arbeitspapier 10/2020, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Wiesbaden, Dezember 2020; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 20/10, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg i.Br., December 2020 (with DÉSIRÉE I. CHRISTOFZIK and MUSTAFA YETER).
  4. The German Federal Constitutional Court Ruling and the European Central Bank’s Strategy, Discussion Paper No. 15320, CEPR, London, September 2020; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 20/05, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg i.Br., September 2020; IMFS Working Paper No. 145, Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability, Frankfurt a.M., September 2020 (with VOLKER WIELAND).
  5. Do Party Ties Increase Transfer Receipts in Cooperative Federalism? – Evidence from Germany?, CESifo Working Paper No. 8580, Munich, September 2020 (with YANNICK BURY and EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
  6. Does the Swiss Debt Brake Induce Sound Federal Finances? A Synthetic Control Analysis, CESifo Working Paper No. 6044, Munich, August 2016, Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 18/08, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, July 2018, revised version, September 2020 (with CHRISTIAN F. PFEIL).
  7. Fiscal Federalism and Economic Performance: New Evidence from Swiss Cantons, CESifo Working Paper No. 7250, Munich, September 2018; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 21/1, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg i.Br., January 2021; (with HEIKO T. BURRET and CHRISTOPH A. SCHALTEGGER).
  8. The German Productivity Paradox – Facts and Explanations, Ruhr Economic Papers # 767, Ruhr Universität Bochum und RWI, Essen, August 2018; CESifo Working Paper No. 7231, München, September 2018; revised version of: The Slowdown of German Productivity Growth, Arbeitspapier, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, Wiesbaden, November 2016 (with STEFFEN ELSTNER and CHRISTOPH M. SCHMIDT).
  9. Is Switzerland an Interest Rate Island After All? Time Series and Non-Linear Switching Regime Evidence, CESifo Working Paper No. 5628, Munich, November 2015; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 15/08, Walter Eucken Institut, December 2015 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).
  10. Deterrence and Morale in Taxation: An Empirical Analysis, CESifo Working Paper No. 760, Munich, August 2002, revised version, October 2004 (with BRUNO S. FREY) (‚revise and resubmit‘).
  11. The Tax Authority and the Taxpayer: An Exploratory Analysis, unpublished manuscript, Universität St. Gallen, February 2002, revised version, November 2004 (with BRUNO S. FREY) (‚revise and resubmit‘).