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20.11.2014Fritz W. Scharpf

A Fairer Federalism? Fifth Joint Conference between the MPIfG and the Cologne Institute for Economic Research

The core issue at the fifth conference of the MPIfG and the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), held on November 12, 2014, concerned federalism as a curse or blessing. Researchers from both institutes discussed the need for reforms in education and finance in the Bundesländer. Is a decentralized system of education preventing the reforms required? What effect does fiscal equalization have? Does Germany require further reform of its federalist system? Fritz W. Scharpf (Distributional conflicts in multilevel systems of bargaining) and Martin Höpner (Reform of inter-state fiscal equalization) gave talks at the conference. The conference findings will be included in the IW's "Market and State" Research Group with whom the MPIfG cooperates. more (in German)

 

 
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