• Michael Thöne Managing Director
  • Laura Diekmann Research Assistant
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    D-50899 Kln
Area of Expertise

"The FiFo Institute for Public Economics, University of Cologne (FiFo = Finanzwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut an der Universität zu Köln) is a nonprofit research center that conducts independent economic research and policy consultancy.
The Institute’s chief research topics are:

  • Fiscal policy and government debt
  • Theory and instruments of national and international environmental policy
  • Direct and indirect taxation
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations at national, regional, and international levels
  • Theory and evaluation of public spending programs and state aids
  • Sustainable regional development
  • Financing of public chlid care policy
  • Municipal finance