Discussion or working paper
Finanzhilfen des Bundes – eine Bestandsaufnahme
AbstractSubsidies granted by the German federal government decreased in the 1998–2004 period. Since 2005, subsidies have increased. The transfers to the compulsory health insurance system were raised by very large amounts. Moreover, the subsidies for re-integrating the unemployed were raised. The results are based on a comprehensive definition of subsidies; tax expenditures are not included, however.
Keywordssubsidies; intergovernmental transfers
JEL classificationH29, H71