Dr. Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger, MA

Margit Schratzenstaller is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Macroeconomics and Public Finance" since 2003; she was Deputy Director of WIFO from 2006 to 2008 and 2015 to 2019. Margit Schratzenstaller is member of the Austrian Fiscal Council and the board of ÖGfE – the Austrian Society for European Politics as well as member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Vienna Climate Council and the KDZ – Centre for Administrative Research. Her areas of expertise include (European) tax and budget policy, EU budget, tax competition and harmonisation, fiscal federalism as well as family policy and gender budgeting. She was deputy coordinator of the FP7 EU project WWWforEurope (2012-2016) and partner in the H2020 EU project FairTax (2015-2019) and she has prepared studies for the European Parliament and the European Commission as well as national clients. After studying economics at the Universities of Gießen (Dipl.-Oec., doctorate) and Milwaukee (MA (Econ)), she was a post-doc at the DFG-funded Research Training Group "Future of the European Social Model" at the University of Göttingen. She spent research stays at the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin, the Free University Berlin and the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The prizes she has been awarded include Women's Prize of the City of Vienna (2009), the Progressive Economy Prize of the European Parliament (2016), the VCÖ Mobility Prize (2017) and the Kurt-Rothschild Prize (2018).

Ongoing project since: 07.06.2023
Contractor project: Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Project partner: Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Analysis, Consulting, Interdisciplinary Research
Closed: 31.07.2023
Contractor project: Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology