Hauptmeier, Sebastian



Fiscal Policies

Current position

Principal Economist

Fields of interest

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics,
Public Economics


  • 2009
    PhD in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 1998-2003
    Master in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Professional experience
  • 2015-2019
    Senior Economist, Fiscal Policies Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
  • 2013-2015
    Senior Economist, Chief Economic Analyst Team, DG ECFIN, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012-2013
    Senior Economist, Fiscal Policy Strategy Division, Department I, German Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007-2012
    Economist, Fiscal Policies Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
  • 2004-2007
    Research Fellow, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany

ECB Working Paper Series

ECB Occasional Paper Series

ECB Economic Bulletin Article

ECB Economic Bulletin Box

Journal publications

Cimadomo, J., Hauptmeier, S. and Zimmermann, T.
Fiscal consolidations and bank balance sheets
Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 45, pages 74-90
Hauptmeier, S., Holm-Hadulla, F. and Rother, P.
The impact of expenditure rules on budgetary discipline over the cycle
Applied Economics, Vol. 44(25), pages 3287-3296
Hauptmeier, S., Mittermaier, F. and Rincke, J.
Fiscal competition over taxes and public inputs
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 42(3), pages 407-419
Buettner, T., Schwager, R. and Hauptmeier, S.
Efficient Revenue Sharing and Upper-Level Governments: Theory and Application to Germany
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 167(4), pages 647-667
Hauptmeier, S., Sanchez-Fuentes, A. J. and Schuknecht, L.
Towards Expenditure Rules and Fiscal Sanity in the Euro Area
Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 33(4), pages 597-617
Hauptmeier, S., Heipertz, M. and Schuknecht, L.
Expenditure Reform in Industrialised Countries: A Case‐Study Approach
Fiscal Studies, Vol. 28(3), pages 293-342

Other publications

Cimadomo, J., Hauptmeier, S., Kamps, C. and Leiner-Killinger, N.
Reflections on the Euro Area Fiscal Stance
Intereconomics, Vol. 44(1), pages 23–29
Hauptmeier, S., Heinemann, F., Kappler, M., Kraus, M., Schrimpf, A., Trautwein, H.-M., Wang, Q.
Projecting Potential Output
ZEW Economic Studies, Vol. 42