Margit Schratzenstaller has been a Senior Researcher (Public Finances) at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) since April 2003. Since January 2016 she has been deputy director at WIFO. She holds university degrees from the University of Gießen, Germany and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee/ USA and a PhD from the University of Gießen. She is expert in the Austrian Fiscal Council and member of the Board of Trustees of the European Forum Alpbach and she teaches at the University of Vienna. She was deputy coordinator of the FP7 EU project WWWforEurope and is partner in the H2020 project FairTax. Her field of expertise covers (European) tax and budget policy, tax competition and harmonisation, fiscal federalism and gender budgeting.