Roman Römisch


telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-19

Roman Römisch is Economist at wiiw. His research focuses on regional economic developments and national accounts and macroeconomic analysis. Moreover, he has a strong background in quantitative analysis. He has worked on and also coordinated major European studies on regional economic development, such as Economic Challenges of Lagging Regions (DG Regio, 2015-2016), Establishment of consolidated financial data 1989-2013 (DG Regio, 2015-2016) or WP13 Geography of Expenditures (DG Regio, 2014-2015) – as part of the Ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy programmes 2007-2013. Roman Römisch holds an M.A. degree in Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Austria, Vienna

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: Angela Platzer and Hannah Rieger (eds), Handbuch EU - konformer Förderungen, mi-Wirtschaftsbuch, 2009, pp. 157-221
  • 'Unternehmungsförderungen im größeren Europa' (with Sandor Richter), in: Angela Platzer and Hannah 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: Jonas Eriksson, Bengt O. Karlsson and Daniel Tarschys (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
  • 'Socio-Economic Assessment of the Danube Region: State of the Region, Challenges and Strategy Development - Final Report Part I Update' (with Martin Achtnicht, Bernhard Boockmann, Mariela Borell, Gabor Hunya, Günther Klee, Raimund Krumm, Bettina Müller and Hermine Vidovic), ZEW Gutachen, Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Finance and Economics, 2015
  • 'Geography of Expenditure' (with Andrea Ciffolilli, Stefano Condello and Marco Pompili), Final Report of Work Package 13: Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF), August 2015
  • 'Economic and Social Convergence in the EU - A Policy Note' (with Sebastian Leitner), GRINCOH Working Paper Series, No. 1.13, 2015
  • 'Database of Regional Inequality Measures', GRINCOH Working Paper Series, No. 1.12, 2015
  • 'Estimating Regional Inequality: A Methodological Shortcut', GRINCOH Working Paper Series, No. 1.02, 2015
  • '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
  • '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 Karen 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, No. 8, Vienna, July 2011, pp. 30-49
wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Austria’s economic geography position in Europe', Monthly Report No. 10/2017, No. 10, Vienna, October 2017, p. 6-12
  • 'Austria’s position in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region', Monthly Report No. 9/2016, No. 9, Vienna, September 2016, pp. 6-9
  • 'Trade competitiveness of Austrian and neighbouring regions', Monthly Report No. 12/2015, No. 12, Vienna, December 2015, pp. 6-12
  • 'Regional heterogeneity in the Danube Region', Monthly Report No. 5/2015, No. 5, Vienna, May 2015, pp. 4-9
  • 'Opinion corner: Is Jean-Claude Juncker's EUR 315 billion European investment plan the proper answer to the EU's anaemic economic performance?' (with Sandor Richter and Roman Stöllinger), Monthly Report No. 1/2015, No. 1, Vienna, January 2015, pp. 2-4
  • 'Regional disparities in Turkey', Monthly Report No. 9/2014, 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, 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, No. 7, Vienna, July 2012, pp. 1-6
  • 'Regional development in Bulgaria' (with V. Popova and H. Sladek), Monthly Report No. 3/2010, No. 3, Vienna, March 2010, pp. 12-17
  • 'EU Structural funds in Central and East European Countries', Monthly Report No. 8-9/2008, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2008, pp. 12-20
  • 'Converging/diverging European regions', Monthly Report No. 6/2008, No. 6, Vienna, June 2008, pp. 1-4
  • 'The twin deficits: myth and real problems' (with Kazimierz Laski), Monthly Report No. 5/2007, No. 5, Vienna, May 2007, pp. 5-8
  • 'Regional convergence in the NMS', Monthly Report No. 2/2007, 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, No. 6, Vienna, June 2005, pp. 1-6
  • 'Measuring the corporate tax burden', Monthly Report No. 5/2005, 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, No. 2, Vienna, February 2005, pp. 8-11
  • 'Do profit tax cuts stimulate private investment?' (with Kazimierz Laski), Monthly Report No. 8-9/2004, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2004, pp. 16-20
  • 'Moldova: Europe's poorhouse', Monthly Report 3/2004, No. 3, Vienna, March 2004, pp. 6-10
  • 'Regional growth poles in the CEE countries', Monthly Report 05/2003, 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, 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
  • 'Monthly Report 08-09/2002' (with Markus Leibrecht and Zdenek Lukas), wiiw Monthly Report, No. 8-9, Vienna, September 2002
wiiw Research Reports
  • 'Identifying Revealed Comparative Advantages in an EU Regional Context' (with Alexander Cordes, Birgit Gehrke, Christian Rammer, Paula Schliessler and Pia Wassmann), wiiw Research Report, No. 412, Vienna, July 2016
  • '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
  • 'Economic Growth, Regional Disparities and Employment in the EU-27' (with Michael Landesmann), wiiw Research Report, No. 333, Vienna, December 2006
  • 'Regional Employment Patterns and Prospective Developments in the New EU Member States' (with Terry Ward), wiiw Research Report, No. 319, Vienna, June 2005
  • '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
  • 'Comparison of Tax Burdens' (with Markus Leibrecht), wiiw Research Report, No. 292, Vienna, December 2002
  • 'Trade in Services in the Central and East European Countries', wiiw Research Report, No. 274, Vienna, January 2001
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
  • 'Growth and Savings in USA and Japan' (with Kazimierz Laski), wiiw Working Paper, No. 16, Vienna, July 2001
wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers
  • 'Estimating agglomeration in the EU and the Western Balkan regions', wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Paper, No. 117, Vienna, November 2015
wiiw Research Reports in German Language
  • 'Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Trends in den Regionen Mittelost-/Südosteuropas und des Donauraums' (with Helmut Hiess), wiiw Research Report in German language, No. 6, Vienna, April 2017
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
  • 'Regional GDP and Regional Unemployment', in: Michael Landesmann (eds), wiiw Structural Report 2003 on Central and Eastern Europe, Volume 2, Vol. 2, Vienna, October 2003