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Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb gives two lectures as part of the Long Night of Science on 22.06.2024

This year, Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb will be giving two lectures at the "Long Night of Science" on Saturday, 22 June 2024.

The first, at 17:00, will be on the "Measurement of Happiness".
The lecture will trace recent developments in economic happiness research and show why measuring happiness provides us with many valuable new insights, but is only suitable for measuring social progress to a limited extent.

This will be followed at 18:15 by the question: "Does work make you happy?".
The lecture will present various current research results from research projects, all of which deal with the questions of why unemployment reduces our sense of happiness so much and what recommendations we can gain from the findings of happiness research for a labor market policy that aims to make employees happy.


Both events will be held in German. They take place in the Silberlaube (Fabeckstraße 25, 14195 Berlin, Room K24/10) and will last approximately 45 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New empirical study published by Pranvera Shehaj and Martin Zagler

Dr. Pranvera Shehaj from our chair and her co-author Prof. Martin Zagler recently published the study "Asymmetric Double Tax Treaties: Relief Method and Tax Sparing for Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries" in the renowned journal "Public Finance Review".

Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb and Prof. Dr. Norbert Berthold discuss the new Basic Child Guarantee

In the podcast series "Wirtschaftliche Freiheit", Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb and Prof. Dr. Norbert Berthold discuss what they see as the problems with the current draft law on Basic Child Guarantee.
The coalition is planning its implementation as the final part of its welfare state reforms.

You can access the Podcats episode via the link below.

Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb comments on the problems with current Basic Guarantee

In the course of the current discussion about the Basic Guarantee, Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb pointed out existing problems on ARD Berlin. The article and audio report from 19.03.2024 can be accessed via the link below.

Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb gives his assessment of the development of Basic Child Guarantee

The Handelsblatt asked Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb for an assessment of the current political development of the basic child insurance planned by the German government, which can be read in the article from 28.02.2024.

New paper published by Pranvera Shehaj and Alfons Weichenrieder

We are delighted that Dr. Pranvea Shehaj, who works as a post-doc at our chair, and her co-author Prof. Alfons Weichenrieder were able to publish the paper "Corporate income tax, IP boxes and the location of R&D" in the renowned journal "International Tax Public Finance".

What impact does unemployment have on well-being?

Chair holder Professor Ronnie Schöb and researchert Tom Günther are part of a research group consisting of scientists from the FU Berlin and the IAB Nuremberg, which has now published initial results on the effects of unemployment on well-being in a research project supported by the DFG.

Prof. Schöb on the problems of basic security at Zeit Online and on NDR

In two interviews, Prof. Schöb comments on current problems with basic social security and points out concrete reform options for a sustainable welfare state.
The interview with NDR is available as an audio download.

Opinion statement by Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb on the draft bill on Basic Child Guarantee

The Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth of the German Bundestag has invited Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb to a public hearing on 13.11.2023 on the Federal Government's "Draft Act on the Introduction of a Basic Child Guarantee".

Prof. Dr. Schöb's statement will be published shortly on the website of the Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

Prof. Dr. Schöb gives his views in the anniversary edition of the podcast "Economic Freedom".

What are the principles for a better economic policy?

In the anniversary episode (No. 50) of the podcast "Economic Freedom" by Prof. Dr. Norbert Berthold and Dr. Jörn Quitzau, renowned experts briefly outline the 10 commandments for a better economic policy.

With contributions from
- Prof. Dr. Bernd Raffelhüschen
- Dr. Gertrud Traud
- Dr. Matthias Kullas
- Prof. Dr. Stefan Kooths
- Prof. Dr. Jan Schnellenbach
- Prof. Dr. Joachim Weimann
- Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb
- Dr. Melanie Häner
- Prof. Dr. David Stadelmann
- Dr. Jörn Quitzau

We hope you enjoy listening!

Article published in "ifo-Schnelldienst"

Due to current social policy reforms, Ronnie Schöb, Svenja Miltner and Tom Günther discuss "Unresolved Problems of Basic Security".

Commentary in the FAZ: The Alimentation Spiral

In a joint commentary, Prof. Ronnie Schöb, Svenja Miltner and Tom Günther discuss the reforms of the citizen's income and housing allowance implemented at the beginning of the year. The article is available on the library portal of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Book by Ronnie Schöb: The Strong Welfare State - Less is More

In his new book, "The Strong Welfare State - Less is More," Ronnie Schöb takes stock of the German welfare state and presents a comprehensive modernization proposal for the sustainable redesign of the German welfare system, which is becoming even more important against the backdrop of the current crisis.

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