Macroeconomics and Public Finance

Project: Überblick über die finanz- und wirtschaftspolitische Forschungslandschaft in Europa

Project Duration

04/2015 - 08/2015 (finalized)

Commissioned by

Bundesministerium der Finanzen (Forschungsvorhaben fe 3/15)

Project Team (RWI)

Prof. Dr. Roland Döhrn (Chief), Dr. Philipp Breidenbach

Cooperation

Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg

Summary

The economic policy decision making process in Europe is intertwined with political consulting. Various experts influence decisions from heterogeneous backgrounds. In some cases, economic experts are considered to be independent academic researchers, nominated or selected into advisory boards. In other cases they are associated with think tanks, networks or are directly employed by the state, whether at central banks or the public administration, including the the government or ministries. The different bodies of economic policy consulting and their interaction with policy is summarized here as the ‘research landscape’ that influences political consulting. It is the aim of this study to give a first overview of these research landscapes in some European Union member states in the field of economic policy in general and fiscal policy in particular.

Selected project related publications

RWI Reports

2015

RWI and Walter Eucken Institut (2015), Überblick über die finanz- und wirtschaftspolitische Forschungslandschaft in Europa - Projektbericht zum Forschungsvorhaben fe 3/15 des Bundesministeriums der Finanzen. RWI Projektberichte download

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