The effect of saving subsidies on household saving
Corneo, Giacomo ;  Keese, Matthias ;  Schröder, Carsten ;  ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleThe effect of saving subsidies on household saving
Subtitleevidence from Germany
AuthorCorneo, Giacomo
AuthorKeese, Matthias
AuthorSchröder, Carsten
EditorUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages30 S.
Series ; 2010,3 : Economics
KeywordsHousehold saving; Saving incentives; Retirement; Riester scheme; Coarsened exact matching
Classification (DDC)336 Public finance
AbstractSince 2002 the German government seeks to stimulate private retirement savings by means of
special allowances and tax exemptions – the so-called Riester scheme. We apply matching
and panel regression techniques to assess the impact of the Riester scheme on households’
propensities to save in a natural experiment framework. Estimation results from both the
German Socio-Economic Panel and the SAVE study indicate that private saving was hardly
affected by the introduction of the Riester scheme.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Other affiliation(s)Lehrstuhl für öffentliche Finanzen
Year of publication2010
Type of documentBook
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