RWI Scientific Advisory Board

Lars P. Feld

Lars P. feld

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011

Lars P. Feld is director of the Walter-Eucken Institute and Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg. He studied economics at Saarland University (1987-1993) and received his Ph.D. and habilitation from the University St. Gallen. From 2002 to 2006, he was Professor of Public Finance at Philipps-University of Marburg, thereafter he held the Chair of Public Economics at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg until 2010. In 2011, he was appointed to the German Council of Economic Experts. He also is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the German Federal Finance Ministry as well as a full member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2007, Lars P. Feld was appointed as expert for the Commission of the Bundestag and Bundesrat for modernizing fiscal relations between the federal and state governments in the Federal Republic of Germany (Federalism Commission II). In addition, he is managing editor of the Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik. His research focuses on several areas of Public Finance, Political Economics, Law and Economics and Psychological Economics. His research is published in numerous refereed journals like Public Choice, European Economic Review and Journal of Public Economics.

Stefan Felder

Stefan Felder

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011; Vice chairman since 2015

Stefan Felder is Professor of Health Economics at the University of Basel. He received his Ph.D. (1989) and his habilitation (1995) from the University of Bern. From 1997 to 2008 he was Professor of Health Economics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and from 2008 to 2010 he held the Chair of Economics, in particular Health Economics, at the University Duisburg-Essen. Stefan Felder is executive secretary of the German Health Economics Association and of the European Association of Health Economics. His research, which centers on health economics and applied microeconomics, is published in high-ranking journals, for example in the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Population Economics or the German Economic Review.

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2015

Since 2012 Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz has been head of the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, which was renamed in 2015 to the Institute for Stochastics and Mathematical Methods in Economics due to a merger with another institute. Since 2008 she is professor for Mathematical Economics at the Vienna University of Technology. She received her PhD in 1992 from the Vienna University of Technology and obtained the venia legendi in 1998. Before coming back to Vienna in 2003 to work at the Vienna Institute of Demography as deputy director and head of the research group on Population Economics, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock as the head of the research group on Population, Economy and Environment for five years. Her main fields of research are in the analysis of long-run population and economic development, macroeconomic consequences of an ageing population and agent-based modelling. The results of her research have been published in Demography, Journal of Economic Growth or Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Timo Goeschl

Timo Goeschl

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011

Since 2005, Timo Goeschl has been Executive Director of the Research Center for Environmental Economics at the University of Heidelberg where he also holds the Chair of Environmental Economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2000. Following a postdoc at University College London, Timo Goeschl was appointed University Lecturer in Environmental Economics at Cambridge before joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. He is a member of the Senate Commission on Biodiversity Research of the German Research Foundation (DFG). His research interests are on environmental economics as well as on economics of natural resources, regulation and innovation. The results of his research have been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy Economics and others.

Timothy W. Guinnane

Timo Goeschl

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2015

Timothy Guinnane teaches Economics at Yale University since 1993: initially, he was assistant professor (1993-1996), afterwards associate professor (1996-1999) and from 1999 to 2006 he was professor of Economics. Since 2006 he is Philip Golden Bartlett professor of Economics History at the Department of Economics. He received his PhD from Stanford University and worked as assistant professor at Princeton University, before he came to Yale University in 1993. His research interests are in the field of economic history, in particular demographic and financial history of Western Europe, with a special focus on European fertility transition, social insurance and credit cooperatives. Timothy Guinanne published his research in high-quality peer-reviewed journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature and the Economic History Review. From 2007 to 2010 he was member of the board of directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research and from 2009 to 2014 member of the advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Since 2012 he is a member of the advisory board of the Institut für Bankhistorische Forschung.

Kai Konrad

Kai Konrad

(Photo: David Ausserhofer)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011

Kai A. Konrad is Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance since January 2011. He received his Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 1990 and habilitated there three years later. He was Professor of Economics at the Free University Berlin from 1994 to 2009 and Adjunct Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, from 1994 to 2000. Additionally, he was the director of the unit “Market Processes and Governance” at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung between 2001 and 2009. Since 1999, he is a member of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the Ministry of Finance and was elected its chairman in 2011. His research findings in the fields of political economy, public finance as well as economic policy are published in numerous high-ranking journals like the American Economic Review or Management Science.

Wolfgang Leininger

Wolfgang Leininger

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011

Wolfgang Leininger is Professor of Economics at the TU Dortmund University. He obtained a Diplom in Mathematics from Bonn University in 1979, received his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1983 and habilitated at the University of Bonn in 1988. From 2004 to 2008, Wolfgang Leininger was the chairman of the Expert Committee in Economics of the DFG (German Research Foundation). He is director of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) since its foundation in 2005, after being the director of a Graduiertenkolleg of DFG for 10 years. Furthermore, he is managing editor of the German Economic Review and co-editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics as well as of the Journal of Mathematical Economics. His research centers on microeconomic theory as well as theory of conflict and game theory with application to industrial economics and the Public Choice. Wolfgang Leininger published in numerous refereed journals like the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Economic Theory, Economics Letters, Games and Economic Behavior or Economic Theory.

Nadine Riedel

Nadine Riedel

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2014

Nadine Riedel took on the position as a professor of Public Finance and Economic Policy at the Ruhr-University Bochum in April 2014. She received her PhD in 2008 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Between 2008 and 2010, she was a research fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. From 2010 to 2014, she held the chair for Public Finance at the University Hohenheim. Her research interests include international tax competition, corporate taxation, in particular the assessment of corporate tax effects on firm behavior, as well as taxation in developing countries. She published her research in high-quality journals like the European Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of International Economics. Nadine Riedel is research associate at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a research professor at the DIW Berlin.

Regina T. Riphahn

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011; Chair since 2015

Since 2005, Regina T. Riphahn is Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economics at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Previously, she was professor at the University of Mainz and at the University of Basel (Switzerland). She received her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995 and her habilitation from the University of Munich in 1999. Regina T. Riphahn published her research which includes the fields of education, labour markets as well as population economics in high-ranking journals, as for example in the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Development Economics, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review or the Journal of Human Resources. Since 2007, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as well as of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Furthermore she is a member of the German Council of Science and Humanities since 2008 and was elected vice chair of its scientific commission in 2010.

Kerstin Schneider

Timo Goeschl

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2015

Since 2004 Kerstin Schneider holds the chair of Public Economics and Business Taxation at the Bergische University of Wuppertal und is the director of the WIB (Wuppertal Research Institute for the Economics of Education). She received her PhD in 1993 from the University of Georgia and qualified as professor at the University of Dortmund in 2001. Afterwards she was senior lecturer at the chair of Public Economics of Wolfram Richter at the University of Dortmund. Her research focuses on education economics and taxation and has been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals such as the European Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association or the Journal of Population Economics. Kerstin Schneider was board member of the Verein für Socialpolitik until 2010 and of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) until 2015.

Conny Wunsch

Timo Goeschl

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2015

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