Guido Schwerdt

University of Konstanz

About Guido Schwerdt

Guido Schwerdt is Professor of Public Economics and Principal Investigator and Member of the Extended Board at the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” at the University of Konstanz. His research focuses on policy evaluation, education and labor market economics, and public economics.


Germans significantly underestimate unequal distribution of income and wealth

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Summary The German public greatly underestimates how unequally income and wealth are distributed in Germany. People with higher incomes and wealth tend to underestimate their financial situation, while in turn, those with less financial means tend to overestimate their standing relative to the overall population. The result of these misjudgments is that many more people …

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