Michael Klien

Personal Information:

Current Position: Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Education: Doctorate in Economics (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Email: mcl.klien@gmail.com

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Research Interests:

  • Public Finance and Public Sector Economics
  • Public Procurement
  • Political Economy
  • Applied Econometrics

Current Working Papers:

  • Michael Klien and Phuong Tra Tran (2014): Public-Private Partnerships in France: Who, Why and Why not?
  • Michael Klien and Mickael Melki (2013): Does Electoral Turnout Affect the Intergenerational Conflict over the Provision of Public Education? 
  • Lisa Chever and Michael Klien (2013): The Direct and Indirect Effect of Safety Regulation on Quality: a Cautionary Tale from the French « Robien Law ».
  • Eshien Chong, Michael Klien and John Moore (2013): Do politicians procure their way to Congress? An empirical analysis of public procurement and elections.
  • Eshien Chong, Michael Klien and Stéphane Saussier (2013): The quality of governance and the use of negotiated procedures: Some (un)-surprising evidence from the European Union.
  • Michael Klien (2013): The Dynamics of the Political Budget Cycle: An empirical examination of municipal spending in Austria.
  • Michael Klien (2012): Timing tariff increases over the electoral cycle: An empirical investigation of political decision making.

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