Macroeconomics and Public Finance
The group Macroeconomics and Public Finance focusses on the theoretical and empirical analysis of macroeconomic dynamics and the analysis of policy relevant research questions, mainly in the areas of economic growth, business cycles, taxation, and public expenditures. Our analysis is based on state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical models, statistical techniques and the use of large administrative data sets. We provide forecasts of the Austrian economy on a regular basis.
We follow an empirical approach with the aim to provide timely and precise recommendations for economic policy making, building on a solid methodological basis. We strive for a close integration of the modelling approaches that are used in the different areas of policy analysis and forecasting. We develop models with a sound theoretical foundation and apply them for evaluating economic policies. All our models are subject to rigorous empirical evaluation and adapted to reflect the institutional characteristics of the Austrian and European economies, including their strong international connections.
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