Lars P Feld

Walter Eucken Institute and University of Freiburg

Lars P Feld is director of the Walter Eucken Institute in Freiburg and Professor for Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg. At the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), he is involved as Research Associate in the research department of Corporate Taxation and Public Finance. In 2011, Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld 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, a member of the Kronberger Kreis and member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2007, he was appointed as expert for the Commission of the Bundestag and Bundesrat for modernising fiscal relations between the federal and state governments in the Federal Republic of Germany (Federalism Commission II). He is managing editor for the Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, a journal published by the German Economic Association. From 2007 until 2009, he served as president of the European Public Choice Society.

Having studied Economics at the University of Saarland from 1987 until 1993, he received his doctorate (1999) and his habilitation (2002) at the University of St. Gallen. Between 2002 and 2006 he was Professor of Economics at the University of Marburg and then worked as Professor of Finance at Heidelberg University. He worked as a visiting fellow at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), the Université de Rennes 1 and the Australian National University in Canberra. In 1996, he was awarded the Wicksell Prize by the European Public Choice Society, in 1999, he received the Young Scholar Award and in 2001 the Best Paper Prize, both awarded by the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF). In 2008 he was presented the Excellence in Refereeing Award by the American Economic Review and in 2005 he was listed among the top ten German young economists by the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

His research interests cover several areas of Public Finance, New Political Economy, Economic Analysis of Law and Economic Psychology.