Fiscal policies in Europe III.

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 analysed the situation of Austrian municipalities that are confronted with increasing investment needs and diminishing revenues in the context of the Covid-19 crisis (sub-project 1), European fiscal policies before and after the pandemic (sub-project 2), and explored the idea of a permanent EU investment fund for climate and energy investment in the context of the energy crisis, climate change and the EU’s fiscal rules (sub-project 3).


January 2021 - November 2022

wiiw team Leader

Philipp Heimberger

wiiw Staff

Andreas Lichtenberger


Countries covered: Austria, EU

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy