Simon Loretz has joined WIFO's Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy" as an economist in 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 has been working on various applied research projects for the national and international
policy makers. He was 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.