With a government expenditure ratio of over 50 per cent, public sector financial flows have a major impact on the Austrian economy. Economica analyses the management and economic effects of public and parafiscal budgets at all levels of government.
The research agenda of Economica ranges from the analysis of the federal budget in intertemporal and international form, to the benchmarking of municipal finances on the revenue and expenditure side, to the impact analysis of taxes and duties. Both ex-ante studies of tax policy reform projects and ex-post evaluations of existing fiscal policy regulations are carried out. A further line of research deals with the business activities of the state and the valuation of companies in (partial) public ownership. Conversely, Economica also documents the fiscal tax and contribution payments of private companies within the framework of the economic footprint.
The competence of the Economica team in this field is reflected in a research portfolio that is appreciated by Austrian local authorities (federal, provincial and municipal) as well as numerous other clients from government and civil society.
Our Method Portfolio
- Benchmarking of public finances
- Cluster analyses
- Microsimulation models
- Impact- and incidence analyses
Mag. Markus Fichtinger, MA
Tel.: +43 676 3200 405