European Fiscal Policy

The design of fiscal policy on the European level is one of the major challenges in the European integration process. Our objective is  to provide research-based policy advice to support the process of fiscal harmonization in Europe. In this context, our multidisciplinary research approach covers topics such as tax implications of EU-wide labour supply mobility, the role of the European Court of Justice in fiscal policy, options for integrating reforms, for example a common European unemployment insurance, and the interplay between national and European tax policy. We also investigate the consequences of European fiscal policy for worldwide tax competition.