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DG ECFIN Research Fellowships 2020-2021: "Shifting Paradigms: The Quest for New Modes of Sustainable Growth and Convergence"
Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte (in Arbeit)
Auftraggeber: Europäische Kommission
Studie von: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Our research aims at a continuous monitoring and evaluation of the green content of stimulus packages across the EU. To this
end, we will in a first step gather information on the size and structure of the stimulus programmes implemented in the EU
member countries. In a second step, we will categorise the measures into "green" policies, which may reduce long-run greenhouse
gas emissions, "brown" policies, which may increase long-run net greenhouse gas emissions, and "colourless" ones, which work
in neither of these directions. In addition, we will provide an assessment of the long-run multiplier effect (high, medium,
or low) for the individual stimulus measures. Although such a rough categorisation of course does not allow a substantial
impact evaluation, it will provide a first rough picture concerning the extent of "green" and "brown" content in EU member
countries' stimulus packages as well as their expected long-run economic effects. We will carry out this ex ante evaluation
based on publicly available information on EU member countries' stimulus packages. In a third step, the resulting quantification
of the three categories allows a rough evaluation of the extent to which the economic stimulus packages support long-term
structural change and climate goals and the extent to which they create medium to long-term fossil lock-ins on the one hand
and long-term economic effects on the other hand.
Forschungsbereich:Makroökonomie und europäische Wirtschaftspolitik – Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Energie