All papers can be ordered here.
The Dutch health care system – Can the Germans go Dutch?
Marcel Canoy, 2010
Since the health care reform of 2006 only private health insurances exist in the Netherlands. The reform seems to meet the financial standards: in 2009 the health sector has been the first time in the black. There are no waiting lists for specialists any longer, but therefore we find higher efficiency, lower costs and a better transparency of expenses. PDF-file
American Health Care Policy Issues
Arnold Kling, 2010
The belief that America has the world‘s greatest health care system implies limits on how much reform the public is willing to accept. The unsustainable projected fiscal path suggests that politically unpopular reforms are on the horizon. PDF-file
Agricultural Reform in New Zealand
Alastair Jardine, 2010
New Zealand's agricultural reforms (1984-1991) offer a number of lessons for other countries. Perhaps the most obvious is that farmers can prosper without substantial state assistance. Given the enormous dimension of the agricultural subsidies in the budget of the European Union it is worth looking at successful reforms that contain subsidies cut-back. PDF-file
Property Rights in Central and East European Countries
Stefan Melnik, 2009
The author gathers principles that build the basis of the institution of property rights. The relation of property rights to other aspects of a liberal society (like rule of law and democracy) is thereby an essential element. The political adviser Stefan Melnik explains why private property is so important and why we should feel obliged to protect and inplement property rights. PDF-File
Non Centralism - The Swiss Experiment ...
Robert Nef, 2009
Nef writes about institutional differences between Switzerland and Germany and why this is important for communal self adminsitration in both countries. Non-centralism and democratical legitimatized taxation in Switzerland leads to more efficent production and distribution of public goods than the centralized financing of local government in Germany. The paper is only available as PDF-file