Austerity measures put social cohesion at immense risk and restrain the growth dynamic in Europe. Furthermore, these measures have massively damaged the confidence of citizens in European and national institutions. Failing to solve problems such as high unemployment or a lack of social infrastructure is a very expensive option, associated with massive costs for individuals […]
Josef Woess and Adi Buxbaum
Josef Woess is head of the Social Policy Unit at the Chamber of Labour in Vienna and a member of Austrian Social Partners’ Advisory Council for Economic and Social Affairs. He was a member of the Cabinet of the Minister of Finance of Austria in 1996 and a member of the Cabinet of the Federal Chancellor in Austria in 1998/1999. Adi Buxbaum is an economist in the Social Policy Unit at the Chamber of Labour in Vienna and is specialized in distributional studies, welfare state regime comparisons and social investment. He worked at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research and as a visiting researcher at Eurofound.