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10-12-2018
New study: Auditing requirements and the effect on the tax gap

Since 2006, shifting Danish governments have increased the thresholds for mandatory auditing for small firms to minimize the administrative burden.

In this study, we find that easing auditing requirements significantly increases the so-called tax gap (the difference between taxes paid and taxes owned).

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For further information, please contact Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

10-12-2018
New vacancy: Junior Economists for Finance & Tax

Our Finance & Tax team is looking for two new colleagues to join in Copenhagen.

Joining our team, you will work with clients inside and outside of the Nordic region. Our Finance & Tax team helps our private and public clients to understand the economics behind public finances and financial market regulation, focusing on policy design and measuring the effects of policy changes.

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For further information and questions, please contact Partner Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

10-12-2018
New study: A fresh perspective the EU principles of subsidiarity and proportionality to ensure inclusive growth

Copenhagen Economics has together with the think-tank Bertelsmann Stiftung authored a study on the EU principle of subsidiarity and economic growth. The study is input to the initiative of the Austrian EU presidency of increased focus on subsidiarity. We find that to ensure inclusive growth and to deal with future challenges, the EU needs a renewed focus on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. For example, in financial market regulation and the common Agriculture policy, some regulation could be better fitted for local regions. On the other hand, when creating world class digital infrastructure most value is added when acting on an EU-level.

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Learn more about the Subsidiarity Conference

For further information, please contact Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

10-12-2018
New study: A fresh perspective the EU principles of subsidiarity and proportionality to ensure inclusive growth

Copenhagen Economics has together with the think-tank Bertelsmann Stiftung authored a study on the EU principle of subsidiarity and economic growth. The study is input to the initiative of the Austrian EU presidency of increased focus on subsidiarity. We find that to ensure inclusive growth and to deal with future challenges, EU needs a renewed focus on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. For example, in financial market regulation and the common Agriculture policy, some regulation could be better fitted for local regions. On the other hand, most value is added when acting on EU-level when creating world class digital infrastructure.

Learn more about the study

Learn more about the Subsidiarity Conference

For further information, please contact Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

07-12-2018
Discussion note: How to kick-start mortgage-financed green housing renovations

Reducing energy use in the existing building stock has large environmental and economic benefits. 

In this discussion note, we highlight that the market value of buildings significantly increase following an energy renovation, providing collateral value for financing the up-front cost of the renovation. This makes mortgages an obvious solution to finance green renovations of the building stock.

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For further information, please contact Sigurd Næss-Schmidt