Fiscal policies in Europe II.

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Chamber of Labour


In this project, we assess fiscal policies and their macroeconomic effects in the European Union, with a particular focus on Austria. While the empirical work will be based on quantitative methods, the focus of the project is on providing a comparative European perspective. In particular, we compile relevant data for a group of EU countries and use this data set for several subprojects: we estimate fiscal multipliers for different categories of public spending, analyse the relevance of labour market developments for public expenditures and look at recent developments of capital and income taxes in the context of globalisation.


July 2018 - July 2020

wiiw team Leader

Philipp Heimberger

wiiw Staff

Philipp Heimberger, Veronika Janyrova

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy