Cross-border research in the public interest

The foundation of EconPol Europe was made possible by an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) to intensify and deepen cross-border research and cooperation in Europe. Given the current political developments in Europe and the world, BMF thinks that governments and the European institutions are increasingly in need of support in the form of analyses and innovative reform proposals.

The ifo Institute was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Finance to set up this independent network devoted to research and to contributing its results to the economic and fiscal policy debate in Europe.