Experts say the commuter allowance increases income inequality in Germany and contributes to higher pollution. But, as Konstanz researchers show in a recent study, the public perceives the effects differently. Informing individuals about the true effects increases support for policy reforms that would be better for the environment and social inclusion.
Do international sanctions work? And what effects do they have? In order to examine these and similar questions, Konstanz political scientists Gerald Schneider and Patrick M. Weber compiled an extensive data set, which is now freely available.