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IREF supports research papers in public finance (taxation, government expenditure, public debt), federalism, (de)regulation, competition policy, trade, capital movements, money and monetary policy, EU policy making, pension systems, innovation and entrepreneurship. A call for research proposals is issued annually.

A list of present and past IREF research fellows can be found here.

The contractual approach to welfare state reform

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The contractual approach to welfare state reform IREF Working Paper No. 202004: Sergio Beraldo


Establishing a revolutionary newspaper: transplanting liberalism in a pre-modern society

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Establishing a revolutionary newspaper: transplanting liberalism in a pre-modern society IREF Working Paper No. 202005: Aristides N. Hatzis


Libertarian paternalism in policy making: empirical,methodological and philosophical problems

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Libertarian paternalism in policy making: empirical,methodological and philosophical problems IREF Working Paper No. 202006: Yulie Foka-Kavalieraki and Niki Sotiriou


Certified Corona-Immunity as a Resource and Strategy to Cope with Pandemic Costs

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Certified Corona-Immunity as a Resource and Strategy to Cope with Pandemic Costs IREF Working Paper No. 202002: Reiner Eichenberger, Rainer Hegselmann, David Savage, David Stadelmann and Benno Torgler


How much of today’s inequality is unfair?

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How much of today's inequality is unfair? IREF Working Paper No. 202003: Pablo Duarte


Who is the ultimate boss of legislators: Voters, special interest groups or parties?

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Who is the ultimate boss of legislators: Voters, special interest groups or parties? IREF Working Paper No. 202001: David Stadelmann and Gustavo Torrens


The Burden of CE Marking

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The Burden of CE Marking IREF Working Paper No. 201903: Christian Nasulea and Diana Nasulea


Taxing Artificial Intelligences

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Taxing Artificial Intelligences IREF Working Paper No. 201902: Julian Arndts and Kalle Kappner


To Follow or not to Follow the Herd? Transparency and Social Norm Nudges

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To Follow or not to Follow the Herd? Transparency and Social Norm Nudges IREF Working Paper No. 201901: Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko and Jaroslaw Kantorowicz


Greece’s Institutional Trap

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Greece's Institutional Trap IREF Working Paper No. 201805: Aristites N. Hatzis


Hospital budget constraint(s) and patients’ mobility: Evidence from Lombardy

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Hospital budget constraint(s) and patients' mobility: Evidence from Lombardy IREF Working Paper No. 201804: Paolo Berta, Carla Guerriero, and Rosella Levaggi


Buchanan’s Social Contract Unveiled

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Buchanan's Social Contract Unveiled IREF Working Paper No. 201803: Enrico Colombatto


Aging Populations and the Size of Government

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Aging Populations and the Size of Government IREF Working Paper No. 201802: Ryan Murphy and Meg Tuszynski


An Impossibility Result on Nudging Grounded in the Theory of Intentional Action

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An Impossibility Result on Nudging Grounded in the Theory of Intentional Action IREF Working Paper No. 201801: Sergio Beraldo


And yet it grows - Crisis, ideology, and interventionist policy ratchets

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And yet it grows - Crisis, ideology, and interventionist policy ratchets IREF Working Paper No. 201705: Christian Bjørnskov and Martin Rode Akzeptiert für eine Veröffentlichung im Journal "Political Studies".


The political economy of state-owned lotteries

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The political economy of state-owned lotteries IREF Working Paper No. 201704: Alexander Fink


The Origins of Private Property

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The Origins of Private Property IREF Working Paper No. 201703: Colombatto and Tavormina


Climate change: what we know, what we don’t know. What to do and what not to do

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Climate change: what we know, what we don't know. What to do and what not to do IREF Working Paper No. 201702: Francesco Ramella


Regulation and government debt

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Regulation and government debt IREF Working Paper No. 201701: Niclas Berggren and Christian Bjørnskov


Efficiency and productivity of tax courts

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Efficiency and productivity of tax courts IREF Working Paper No. 201604: Roberto Ippoliti und Giovanni B. Ramello


Tax policies in Poland, Slovakia, and Bulgaria: sitting on a ticking bomb or catching up with the West?

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Tax policies in Poland, Slovakia, and Bulgaria: sitting on a ticking bomb or catching up with the West? IREF Working Paper No. 201603: Spasimir Domaradzki
2017 veröffentlicht in MYŚL EKONOMICZNA I POLITYCZNA


The confluence of ideas and interests in the process of rent destruction: the case of UK tax policy 1979-1997

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 The confluence of ideas and interests in the process of rent destruction: the case of UK tax policy 1979-1997 IREF Working Paper No. 201602: Philip M. Booth and John Meadowcroft


Tax evasion, intrinsic motivation, and the evolutionary effect of a flat rate

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Tax evasion, intrinsic motivation, and the evolutionary effect of a flat rate IREF Working Paper No. 201601: Fabio Lamantia and Mario Pezzino


Why Do Low Interest Rates Not Fuel Credit Growth in the New Member States of the EU?

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Why Do Low Interest Rates Not Fuel Credit Growth in the New Member States of the EU? IREF Working Paper No. 201503: Andreas Hoffmann
2016 veröffentlicht in Economic Systems.


The ZIRP Trap: Why low interest rates are a tax on recovery

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The ZIRP Trap: Why low interest rates are a tax on recovery IREF Working Paper No. 201502: Philipp Bagus
2015 veröffentlicht in Procesos de Mercado Revista Europea de Economía Política.


The Effect of Tax Progressivity on the Quality of Entrepreneurship

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The Effect of Tax Progressivity on the Quality of Entrepreneurship IREF Working Paper No. 201501: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz and Pierre Garello


The Case for Systemic Banking Reform

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The Case for Systemic Banking Reform IREF Working Paper No. 201401: Gordon Kerr


The effects of fiscal decentralization on working hours: Does it matter which government level taxes and spends?

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The effects of fiscal decentralization on working hours: Does it matter which government level taxes and spends? IREF Working Paper No. 201307: Alexander Fink


A comparative study of training in the private and public sectors: Evidence from the UK and the USA

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A comparative study of training in the private and public sectors: Evidence from the UK and the USA IREF Working Paper No. 201306: Fabio Méndez and Facundo Sepúlveda


Legitimacy and the Cost of Government

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Legitimacy and the Cost of Government IREF Working Paper No. 201305: Niclas Berggren, Christian Bjørnskov, and David Lipka


Projecting State Pensions

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Projecting State Pensions IREF Working Paper No. 201304: Kevin Dowd


Effects of taxation on European multi-nationals’ financing and profits

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Effects of taxation on European multi-nationals' financing and profits IREF Working Paper No. 201301: Stefan Lutz


Identifying the Determinants of Judicial Performance: Taxpayers’ Money Well Spent?

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Identifying the Determinants of Judicial Performance: Taxpayers' Money Well Spent? IREF Working Paper No. 201302: Stefan Voigt and Nora El-Bialy


Individual Responsibility and Social Preferences for Redistribution: An Experimental Study

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Individual Responsibility and Social Preferences for Redistribution: An Experimental Study IREF Working Paper No. 201301: Sergio Beraldo, Massimiliano Piacenza, and Gilberto Turati


When the Lights Go Out: Europe in an Age of Austerity

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When the Lights Go Out: Europe in an Age of Austerity IREF Working Paper No. 201203: Vani K. Borooah


Fiscal Decentralization in Weak Institutional Environments: Evidence from Southern Italy

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Fiscal Decentralization in Weak Institutional Environments: Evidence from Southern Italy IREF Working Paper No. 201202: Sergio Beraldo, Massimiliano Piacenza, and Gilberto Turati


Fiscal Rules vs. Political Culture as Determinants of Soft Budget Spending Behaviors

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Fiscal Rules vs. Political Culture as Determinants of Soft Budget Spending Behaviors IREF Working Paper No. 201201: Jean-Michel Josselin, Fabio Padovano, and Yvon Rocaboy


Tax Structure and Entrepreneurship

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Tax Structure and Entrepreneurship IREF Working Paper No. 201101: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz and Pierre Garello


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