Margit Schratzenstaller has been working as an economist in WIFO's Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy"
since 2003; she was Deputy Director of WIFO from 2006 to 2008 and 2015 to 2019. She is expert in the Austrian Fiscal Council,
lecturer at the University of Vienna, member of the board of trustees of the European Forum Alpbach 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).