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Bureaucracy per se fulfills important economic functions: It helps to ensure legal certainty, planning security and equal treatment. However, despite several bureaucracy relief laws, entrepreneurs have the feeling that the bureaucratic burden on the part of the state, but also on the part of the self-governing organizations of the economy, standardization institutes and professional associations, is constantly growing. The researchers at IfM Bonn therefore examine the situation for SMEs at regular intervals.

Please find below our contributions (some are currently only available in German language).

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