Selected Projects

Unemployment and labour market flows in Austria

Principal Investigator: Helmut Hofer
Project Team: Susanne Forstner, Tamas Papp, Michael Reiter
Project Start: March 2017
Funding: OeNB - Jubiläumsfonds Project No. 17378

Productivity, Demand, Employment: the Propagation of Business Cycles by the Input-Output Network

Principal Investigator: Michael Reiter
Project Team: Zuzana Molnárová
Project Start: January 2015
Funding: OeNB - Jubiläumsfonds Project No. 16271

FIRSTRUN - Fiscal Rules and Strategies under Externalities and Uncertainties

Principal Investigator: Thomas Davoine
Project Team: Matthias Molnar, Michael Reiter, Karin Schönpflug
Project Duration: 2015 - 2018
EU Horizon 2020
Project Website:
Publication: Cross-country fiscal policy spillovers and capital-skill complementarity in currency unions (Working Paper by Thomas Davoine and Matthias Molnar in the IHS Economics Series)

Project Information: FIRSTRUN is a multinational research project that aims to investigate fiscal policy coordination in the EU, to assess the coherence of the recent reforms in the economic governance framework, and to identify reforms to fill possible gaps in the current EU governance framework. The IHS team will develop a multi-country overlapping-generations model to quantify cross-country spillover effects from fiscal policy and to quantify the long-run gains from fiscal policy coordination.

TAXUD Framework Contract on 'Economic Analysis in the Area of Taxation'

Reform of Rules on EU VAT Rates

Project Duration: May 2016 - June 2017
PwC (lead), CASE, IEB, Law Square, IHS (coordinator)

Effectiveness of tax incentives for venture capital and business angels to foster the investment of SMEs and start-ups

Project Duration: December 2015 – September 2017
Consortium: PwC (lead), CASE, IHS

Study and Reports on the VAT Gap in the EU-28 Member States

Project Duration: December 2015 – September 2017
Consortium: CASE (lead), IHS (coordinator)
Final report: Study and Reports on the VAT Gap in the EU-28 Member States (pdf)

Literature review on taxation, entrepreneurship & collaborative economy

Project Duration: June 2016 - June 2017
Consortium: DONDENA (lead), CASE, IEB, IHS (coordinator), PwC

Funding: Framework contract for the provision of economic analysis in the area of taxation (FWC TAXUD/2015/CC/13)

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Heterogeneous agents in overlapping-generations models for policy analysis

Principal Investigator: Marcus Hagedorn
Project Team:  Thomas Davoine, Susanne Forstner, Michael Reiter
Project Duration: 2014-2016
Funding: OeNB - Jubiläumsfonds Project No. 15477

Project Information: Policy makers have two concerns when designing reforms: avoid counterproductive feedback effects and avoid negative impacts on groups of households. Applied economists have quantitative tools to detect and measure each of these unwanted outcomes separately, but seldom together. We investigate the potential for making policy evaluation which deals with the two challenges at the same time, enriching an overlapping-generations model with theoretical components from heterogeneous agents theories under incomplete markets.

Monetary Policy and Risk Shocks

Principal Investigator: Gabriel Lee
Project Team: Victor Dorofeenko, Kevin Salyer
Project Start: July 2015
Funding: OeNB - Jubiläumsfonds Project No. 16555