Fabio Wasserfallen

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    Mapping the conflict between EU member states over reform of the Eurozone

Mapping the conflict between EU member states over reform of the Eurozone

The Eurozone crisis prompted extensive reform efforts, but what kind of conflict existed among EU member states during the negotiations of these reforms? Using newly collected data on member states’ positions during the negotiations, Fabio Wasserfallen and Thomas Lehner show that states were divided along one distinct conflict structure: the conflict between advocates of fiscal transfer versus fiscal discipline. […]

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Evidence from Switzerland suggests that cooperation might limit tax competition between regions.

One of the byproducts of the EU’s single market is the strengthening of tax competition between member states, where countries compete for investment through lowering taxation levels. Using evidence from Switzerland’s 26 cantons, Fabrizio Gilardi and Fabio Wasserfallen argue that lower levels of fiscal competition can emerge in the long term between regions that cooperate on other issues. The creation […]

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