Simon Loretz is Senior Economist at WIFO and has been working in the Research Group "Macroeconomics and Public Finance" since
2017. Prior to this he was a senior economist at Institute for Advanced studies in Vienna, a lecturer at the University of
Bayreuth, a research fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a research assistant at the University
of Innsbruck. He completed his doctorate at the University of Innsbruck and obtained his habilitation at the University of
Bayreuth. In addition to his academic background he works on various applied research projects for the national and international
policy makers. He is scientific coordinator for a framework contract for the provision of economic analysis in the area of
taxation with the European Commission DG TAXUD. His research interests include international taxation, tax competition and
harmonisation, fiscal federalism and applied microeconometrics.