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Wigger, Berthold U.

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Works: 38 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 703 library holdings
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: HD7091, 331.2529135
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Grundzüge der Finanzwissenschaft by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in German and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Public pensions and economic growth by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
This book studies the normative and positive ramifications of public pension policies in a growing economy. It analyzes the impact of an unfunded public pension scheme on aggregate productivity growth and efficiency, it considers the political forces behind public pension legislation, and it develops and discusses elements of public pension design and reform. The book emphasizes the endogenous growth paradigm for an understanding of the dynamic impact of intergenerational transfers inherent in an unfunded public pension scheme. It uncovers an allocative role of intergenerational transfers which is exclusively linked to the possibility of endogenously evolving economic growth. The endogenous growth approach also allows to identify unfunded public pensions as a source of a conflict between current and future generations. This conflict shapes private old-age security considerations as well as the process of public pension legislation
Trade union objectives and economic growth by Andreas Irmen( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A trade union whose purpose is to raise wages above the competitive level may foster economic growth if it succeeds in shifting income away from the owners of capital to the workers and if the workers' marginal propensity to save exceeds the one of capitalists. We make this point in an overlapping generations framework with unionized labor. Considering a monopoly union which cares for wages and employment, we determine a range of trade union objectives and caracterize the aggregate technology so that the unions policy spurs per capita income growth and increases welfare of all generations that adhere to the union
A note on public debt, tax-exempt bonds, and Ponzi games by Berthold U Wigger( file )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
By issuing tax-exempt bonds, the government can incur debt and never pay back any principal or interest, even if the economy without public debt evolves on a dynamically efficient growth path. The welfare effects of such a Ponzi type borrowing scheme are mixed. The current young will unambiguously benefit. Depending on preferences and the aggregate technology, also a finite number of subsequent generations may benefit. The welfare of all generations thereafter, however, will be lower than in the economy without public debt
Risk, resources, and education : public versus private financing of higher education by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
In virtually all developed countries the government is engaged in higher education. One of the arguments commonly used is that higher education contributes to economic growth. In fact, recent developments in the theory of economic growth, initiated by the seminal papers by Romer (1986) and Lucas (1988), have identified investment in education, especially in higher education, as a key element of economic growth.1
Bildungsfinanzierung neu gestalten ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Subsidization versus public provision of tertiary education in the presence of redistributive income taxation by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Risk, resources and education by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
On the intergenerational incidence of wage and consumption taxes by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Higher education financing and income redistribution by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Expert politicians, electoral control, and fiscal restraints by Uwe Dulleck( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Fiscal restraints have been argued to force today's governments to internalize the externalities that result from extensive borrowing on future electorates and governments as well as on other countries by causing fiscal instability. In this article we provide an alternative argument for fiscal restraints which is based on an agency perspective on government. A budget maximizing politician is better informed than the electorate about the necessary spending to ensure the states ability to provide services for the economy. In this respect, the politician is an expert in the meaning of the credence good literature. The electorate, being able to observe the budget but not the necessary level of spending, will reelect a government if its budget does not exceed a critical level. A fiscal restraint limits the maximum spending a government will choose if the reelection level is not sufficient to ensure the state's ability to provide services to the economy. We determine when such a fiscal restraint improves voter welfare and discuss the role of the opposition in situations where very high levels of spending are required
Pareto improving intergenerational transfers by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Verteilungseffekte der öffentlichen Finanzierung der Hochschulbildung in Deutschland : eine Längsschnittbetrachtung auf der Basis des Sozioökonomischen Panels by Sarah Borgloh( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Hochschulfinanzierung im Längsschnitt. Die Leistungen, die Hochschulabsolventen in Form der Hochschulbildung erhalten, werden den hochschulbezogenen (Steuer-)Lasten der Hochschulabsolventen gegenübergestellt. Es zeigt sich, dass Hochschulabsolventen von positiven Nettoeffekten der öffentlichen Hochschulfinanzierung profitieren, da sie die Kosten der Hochschulausbildung nicht durch entsprechende Steuerzahlungen zurückerstatten. Besonders hohe Nettoeffekte ergeben sich für Mediziner, besonders geringe dagegen für Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. Die Ergebnisse unterstützen die Forderung nach einem differenzierten Studienentgeltsystem, das die nach Hochschulart und Fächergruppe unterschiedlichen Nettoeffekte berücksichtigt
National minimum wages, capital mobility and global economic growth by Andreas Irmen( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Health insurance and consumer welfare : the case of monopolistic drug markets by Markus Anlauf( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Alterssicherung und Wachstum by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Öffentliche oder private Umsetzung des staatlichen Bildungsauftrags? : eine Analyse auf der Grundlage der Theorie unvollständiger Verträge by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Bildungsfinanzierung, Ressourcenausstattung und Produktivitätswachstum by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Rentenfinanzierung und intergenerationelle Gerechtigkeit : eine wachstumstheoretische Perspektive by Berthold U Wigger( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Does distance matter? tuition fees and enrollment of first-year students at German public universities by Kerstin Bruckmeier( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
We use the recent introduction of tuition fees at public universities in seven of the sixteen German states to identify the effects of tuition fees on university enrollment of first-year students at German public universities. Our study differs from previous research in two important ways. Firstly, we take into account the location of universities and include a spatial variable, which measures the distance between a fee-imposing university and the nearest fee-free alternative. Secondly, we use panel data that allows us to control for unobserved heterogeneity between universities. Our results suggest that enrollment at universities that impose a tuition fee and that are located close to fee-free universities experience a decrease in enrollment that is twice as large as the decrease at universities that are further away from fee-free universities. We also find gender differences in enrollment behavior. Enrollment numbers of female students at universities that are located far away from fee-free alternatives are significantly less affected by the introduction of tuition fees than are enrollment numbers of male students
 
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Wigger, Berthold, 1966-
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English (61)
German (20)
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