Yu-Fu Chen, Hassan Molana, Catia Montagna (UNIVDUN), Holger Görg, Dennis Görlich (Institute of World Economics), Yama Temouri (Aston University)
Globalisation and the Future of the Welfare State. WWWforEurope Working Paper No. 54
WWWforEurope: Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe, Februar 2014, 26 Seiten
Mit finanzieller Unterstützung von: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH – Österreichische Austauschdienst-GesmbH
Auftraggeber: Europäische Kommission
Studie von: Projekt-Konsortium WWWforEurope
Online seit: 28.02.2014 0:00
The conventional wisdom is that increasing globalisation requires a reduction in the provision of the welfare state among industrialised countries as the distortions resulting from this type of expenditure undermine international competitiveness and the ability of countries to attract and/or retain industries. However, there are empirical observations and theoretical models that are not in line with this conventional wisdom. We will carry out an empirical study using multi-country data for selected OECD countries to investigate the link between two aspects of globalisation, namely international competitiveness and foreign direct investment, and the size of government expenditure on social policies. The paper will also take into account theoretical arguments and empirical evidence from related studies.
Forschungsbereich:Arbeitsmarkt, Einkommen und soziale Sicherheit