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The adjustment likely takes longer (even though German labor markets allow low entry wages). Eventually the average benefits will be > 0.

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Perhaps unemployment could rise in the short run but employment will respond to labor supply: there will be jobs.

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If it is profitable to employ robots it is very likely more efficient. So almost by definition they increase production efficiency.

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Managing training programs is not necessarily so easy but I take the view that significant improvement is feasible.

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It may not do so immediately. One can do a reform with grandfathering though, leaving currently employed workers with protection.

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I don't know of any convincing systematic evidence to the contrary.

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Mechanical argument but correct; behavioral responses exist but are limited.

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To the extent there is cont'd general productivity growth and we get richer, people may want more leisure, but this effect is likely small.

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It's not clear to me what the positive agglomeration activities are. Agglomeration can be bad too. But I'm far from an expert on this!

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Not obvious that labor regulation is that relevant in this particular sector. It is in others but finance is full of other incentives.

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I don't have enough info to say that it would help financial institutions elsewhere; depends on crossholdings. In long run it's likely bad.

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The expectations of future bailouts will likely be affected and induce excessive risktaking.

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No Opinion 
I have no knowledge in this area.

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People migrate because they want to. Secondary effects are likely positive too.

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Same as trade question. Some gain, some lose, also among lowskilled workers.

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I am not a trade economist by specialization, which explains why I selected somewhat limited confidence.

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I think mist lowwage competition is from outside of Europe. Of course some always lose from trade. But many lowskilled workers gain too.

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this approach works in theory and seems to also work in practice

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this is good policy only if the government is able to select the right companies  which it is typically not

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if we think corporate taxes are too low this may be a good thing, but it is then better to just lower them across the board

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There is some small chance that the EU will malfunction badly in the future, in which case Brexit may be good ex post.

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biggest risk is political: Brexit's antiestablishment message spreads. purely economic spillovers likely minor.

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