Fiscal Institutions in the European Union

The Research Area Comprises

  • Fiscal Governance
  • Institutional Architecture Euro Area
  • European Union Budget

The research area “Fiscal Policy, Federalism and Economic Performance” is dedicated to analysing federal systems, fiscal governance, and the correlations between fiscal policy and economic performance. Determining which federal policies and supporting measures and institutions encourage economic performance is a key research concern. National policy arrangements (such as Germany’s financial equalisation scheme and the debt brake) are considered here along with European ones (including the division of responsibilities between the EU and its Member States, fiscal contracts, etc.).