Simon Loretz has joined WIFO's Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy" as a research staff member 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.