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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

#FrenchElections 2017: Melenchon and Macron

In the last evening before the election Melenchon and Macron have separated themselves further from Le Pen and Fillion. Below is the last Google Search measurement made this election morning. Whether Google or the polls Read More …