Roman Römisch

Economist

e-Mail: roemisch@wiiw.ac.at
Phone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-19

Roman Römisch is Staff Economist at wiiw. His research focuses on regional economic developments, tax competition, national accounts and macroeconomic analysis. Moreover, he has a strong background in statistical analysis. He has worked on a number of studies on regional economic development, such as Changing Regions - Structural Changes in Europe in 2007, Factors of regional growth and Regional Futures 2020. From 2010-2012, he contributed to the CENTROPE Regional Development Report, covering the border regions of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. He obtained an M.A. degree in Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'On the appropriate measure of tax burden on Foreign Direct Investment to the CEECs' (with Christian Bellak and Markus Leibrecht), Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 14, No. 8, 2007, pp. 603-606
Articles in books
  • 'Wirtschaftspolitische Motive für EU-Förderungen in den neuen Mitgliedstaaten' (with Sandor Richter), in: A. Platzer and H. Rieger (eds), Handbuch EU - konformer Förderungen, mi-Wirtschaftsbuch, 2009, pp. 157-221
  • 'Unternehmungsförderungen im größeren Europa' (with Sandor Richter), in: A. Platzer and H. Rieger (eds), Handbuch EU-konformer Förderungen, Chapter 6, Redline Wirtschaft, FinanzBuch Verlag, München, 2008
  • 'Regional developments in the new members and candidate countries of the European Union' (with Michael Landesmann), in: J. Eriksson and B.O. Karlsson (eds), From Policy Takers to Policy Makers, Adapting EU Cohesion Policy to the Needs of the New Members States, SIEPS, Stockholm, 2005, pp. 46-66
  • 'FDI and taxation: Some Methodological Aspects and New Evidence for Central and Eastern European Countries' (with Christian Bellak and Markus Leibrecht), Austrian National Bank, Capital Taxation after EU-Enlargement, Proceedings of OeNB Workshops, OeNB, 2005
  • 'Czego nas ucza wczesniejsze akcesje?' (with Kazimierz Laski), Wokól polityki gospodarczej Unii Europejskiej, Stowarzyszenie Studiów i Inicjatyw Spolecznych, Warszawa, 2004
  • 'Czego nas ucza wczesniejsze akcesje?' (with Kazimierz Laski), Wokól polityki gospodarczej Unii Europejskiej, Stowarzyszenie Studiów i Inicjatyw Spolecznych, Warszawa, 2004
  • 'Lessons to be Learnt from Earlier Accessions' (with Kazimierz Laski), in: Michael Landesmann and Dariusz Rosati (eds), Shaping the New Europe, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2004
  • 'Regional disparities within Accession Countries', in: Peter Mooslechner and Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell (eds), Economic Convergence and Divergence in Europe, Conference Volume Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2003
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Wien' (with Gabor Hunya and Roman Stöllinger), Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, started September 2012
  • 'Analysis of the Main Factors of Regional Growth: An in-depth study of the best and worst performing European regions' (with Applica and Cambridge Econometrics), European Commission, DG Regional Policy, 2007-2012
  • 'CENTROPE Capacity, Pilot Activity "CENTROPE Regional Development Report"' (with Karol Frank, Peter Huber, Mihály Lados and Petr Rozmahel), ARGE CENTROPE Agency, 2010-2012
  • 'Foreign Trade and FDI in the Austrian Regions – A new methodology to estimate regional trade and an analysis of the crisis effects', FIW Research Reports 2012/13, No.1, October 2012
  • 'Knowledge and Regional Economic Development – A Literature Survey', MICRO-DYN Working Paper, No. 24/10, 2010
  • 'Regional challenges in the perspective of 2020 - Regional disparities and future challenges' (with ISMERI), European Commission, DG Regional Policy, 2008-2009
  • 'Regional Knowledge and Income Convergence', MICRO-DYN Working Paper, No. 02/08, 2008
  • 'Regional Growth and Labour Market Developments in the EU-27' (with Michael Landesmann), DIME Working paper , 2007-07, May 2007 link
  • 'New evidence on the tax burden of MNC activities in Central- and East-European New Member States' (with Christian Bellak and Markus Leibrecht), FWF SFB International Tax Coordination Discussion Paper, No.2, 2005
  • 'A Note on the Appropriate Measure of Tax Burden on Foreign Direct Investment to the CEECs' (with Christian Bellak and Markus Leibrecht), HWWA Discussion Paper, No. 336, 2005
  • 'Modell, Finanzierung und Auswirkungen eines erwerbsunabhängigen Grundeinkommens für Österreich' (with K. Imhof), Interuniversitäres Institut für Forschung und Fortbildung (IFF)

wiiw Publications

wiiw Forecast Reports
  • 'Special topic: Debt dynamics, flow of funds and deleveraging: a CEE–GIPS comparison' (with Vladimir Gligorov, Mario Holzner and Michael Landesmann), Recovery: Limp and Battered, wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts, No. 8, Vienna, July 2011, pp. 30-49
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Regional disparities in Turkey', Monthly Report No. 9/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 9, Vienna, September 2014, p. 9-12
  • 'Sources of economic growth in CEE countries before and after the crisis: domestic effects and the importance of spillovers from Germany ', Monthly Report No. 2/2014, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2014, pp. 2-5
  • 'Financial balances of the private, foreign and public sectors: long-term tendencies for the European Union', Monthly Report No. 7/2012, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 7, Vienna, July 2012, pp. 1-6
  • 'Regional development in Bulgaria' (with V. Popova and H. Sladek), Monthly Report No. 3/2010, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2010, pp. 12-17
  • 'EU Structural funds in Central and East European Countries', Monthly Report No. 8-9/2008, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2008, pp. 12-20
  • 'Converging/diverging European regions', Monthly Report No. 6/2008, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2008, pp. 1-4
  • 'The twin deficits: myth and real problems' (with Kazimierz Laski), Monthly Report No. 5/2007, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2007, pp. 5-8
  • 'Regional convergence in the NMS', Monthly Report No. 2/2007, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2007, pp. 2-8
  • 'Regional employment patterns and prospective developments in the new EU member states', Monthly Report No. 6/2005, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2005, pp. 1-6
  • 'Measuring the corporate tax burden', Monthly Report No. 5/2005, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2005, pp. 1-6
  • 'Unit labour costs as a measure of countries¿ competitiveness' (with Kazimierz Laski), Monthly Report No. 2/2005, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 2, Vienna, February 2005, pp. 8-11
  • 'Do profit tax cuts stimulate private investment?' (with Kazimierz Laski), Monthly Report No. 8-9/2004, wiiw Monthly Report, Vienna, pp. 16-20
  • 'Moldova: Europe's poorhouse', Monthly Report 3/2004, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2004, pp. 6-10
  • 'Regional growth poles in the CEE countries', Monthly Report 05/2003, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 5, Vienna, May 2003, pp. 14-22
  • 'EU membership and income level convergence: the experience of the Cohesion Countries' (with Kazimierz Laski), Monthly Report 04/2003, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 4, Vienna, April 2003, pp. 7-14
  • 'Monthly Report special issue Spring Seminar No. S1/2003' (with Patrizia Baur, Peter Havlik, Kazimierz Laski, Zdenek Lukas, Leon Podkaminer, Josef Pöschl, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic), wiiw Monthly Report, No. S1, Vienna, March 2003 link
  • 'Monthly Report 08-09/2002' (with Markus Leibrecht and Zdenek Lukas), wiiw Monthly Report, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2002 link
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Migration and Commuting Propensity in the New EU Member States ' (with Anna Iara, Michael Landesmann, Sebastian Leitner, Leon Podkaminer and Hermine Vidovic), wiiw Research Report, No. 351, Vienna, December 2008 link
  • 'Economic Growth, Regional Disparities and Employment in the EU-27' (with Michael Landesmann), wiiw Research Report, No. 333, Vienna, December 2006 link
  • 'Regional Employment Patterns and Prospective Developments in the New EU Member States' (with Terry Ward), wiiw Research Report, No. 319, Vienna, June 2005 link
  • 'From Accession to Cohesion: Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain and Lessons for the Next Accession' (with Kazimierz Laski), wiiw Research Report, No. 298, Vienna, July 2003 link
  • 'Comparison of Tax Burdens' (with Markus Leibrecht), wiiw Research Report, No. 292, Vienna, December 2002 link
  • 'Trade in Services in the Central and East European Countries', wiiw Research Report, No. 274, Vienna, January 2001 link
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'An Alternative Formulation of the Devereux-Griffith Effective Average Tax Rates for International Investment' (with Markus Leibrecht), wiiw Working Paper, No. 39, Vienna, May 2006 link
  • 'Growth and Savings in USA and Japan' (with Kazimierz Laski), wiiw Working Paper, No. 16, Vienna, July 2001 link
Other wiiw publications
  • 'Arbeitskosten, Steuerbelastung und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit in Österreich im Vergleich mit ausgewählten CEEs' (with Peter Havlik and Sebastian Leitner), wiiw Statistical Report, No. 4, Vienna, April 2011 link
  • 'Regional GDP and Regional Unemployment', in: Michael Landesmann (eds), wiiw Structural Report 2003 on Central and Eastern Europe, Volume 2, wiiw Structural Report, Vol. 2, Vienna, October 2003 link

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