Fiscal policies in Europe IV

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Chamber of Labour


In this project, we assess fiscal policies and their macroeconomic effects in the European Union and pay particular attention to Austrian fiscal policy in the European context. Our research is primarily based on using quantitative data and methods, which allows us to take a comparative, European-wide perspective. In three sub-projects, we analyse the cyclical sensitivity of government spending in Austria (sub-project 1), the reform options for fiscal rules in the context of European debates (sub-project 2) and full employment issues linked to fiscal policy in Austria and the EU (sub-project 3).


January 2023 - November 2024

wiiw team Leader

Philipp Heimberger

wiiw Staff

Corinna Covi, Veronika Janyrova, Andreas Lichtenberger, Bernhard Schütz, Lea Steininger


Countries covered: Austria, EU

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy