Category Archives: opininion

A data tax for a digital economy

Where does a company consume publicly-provided goods, and hence where should taxes on it be applied? What is a suitable definition of sales tax when the users of a data-driven internet platform use it without monetary fees? What is a … Continue reading

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Graph of the day: #AfD with surprising uptick in Google search: #btw17 #btw2017

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The “ifo Geschäftsklimaindex” – a humble comment

Month after month on a given day the “ifo Geschäftsklimaindex” is being published, commented upon by the Ifo president and picked up by the press. Yesterday was such a day and Clemens Fuest commented “Die Stimmung in den deutschen Chefetagen … Continue reading

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UK snap Elections 2017: Conservatives gain from Terror Attack

Election day today in the UK and it is hard to know how to interpret the contrast between polls and Google search. While the polls have been showing the conservatives to be in the lead – although the margin has … Continue reading

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