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RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD: FORMER MEMBERS

Claudia M. Buch
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board from 2011 to 2013

Claudia M. Buch studied Economics at the University of Bonn and Business Administration at the University Wisconsin (Eau Claire) from 1988 to 1991. Thereafter, she joined the Institute for World Economics (IfW) in Kiel as a research assistant, and she has directed the competence area “Financial Markets”. During this time, she received her Ph.D. as well as her habilitation from the University of Kiel. Since 2004, Claudia M. Buch has been Professor of International Finance and Macroeconomics at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen and since 2005 she has been the Scientific Director of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung, IAW) Tübingen. Furthermore, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and she is currently serving as the chairwoman. Since 2011, she has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Systemic Risk Board at the ECB. Her research interests are in the area of international macroeconomics, international financial markets, and financial market integration. Claudia Buch has been a visiting scolar at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge MA) and at the Research Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank.


Michael C. Burda
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board from 2007 to 2015,
Deputy Chairman from 2011 to 2015

Michael C. Burda has been Professor of Economics at the Humboldt University Berlin since 1993, and also teaches at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and was Professor of Economics at the Institut Européen d´Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France. His research interests are in macroeconomics, the economics of labor markets, and the integration of the economies of Europe. Michael C. Burda has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economic Journal and the European Economic Review, among others. He is coauthor of Macroeconomics: A European Text, which has been published in 13 languages and is now in its 5th edition. In 1998, he received the Gossen-Prize of the Verein für Socialpolitik.


Monika Bütler
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board from 2014 to 2018

Since 2004 Monika Bütler is professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of St. Gallen and since 2008 she is managing director of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research in St. Gallen, from where she also received her PhD in 1997. After her PhD she was assistant professor at the University Tilburg. Before coming back to St. Gallen she held a chair in Economics at the University of Lausanne. Her research interests are in the fields of social security, job market, political economics and information economics. She published her research in high-quality peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics or the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Moreover, she is a member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank and member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF).


David Card
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (Chairman) 2003–2011

David Card is professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 1983. Card's current research interests include the causes and consequences of racial segregation, the economic impacts of immigration, and the effects of health insurance on health care utilization and health. He published in referred journals like the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, or the Journal of Labor Economics. Professor Card was honored by the American Economic Association in 1995 with the John Bates Clark Medal. Most recently, he received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics from Germany's Institute for the Study of Labor, the leading award for labor economists. He was President of the AEA in 2021 and co-recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2021.


Lars P. Feld
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2011-2019

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
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011; Vice chairman 2015-2019

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.


Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board from 2011 to 2015

After her studies at the University of Cologne, Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2004. Afterwards, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Since 2009, she is Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt. Her work is inter alia on the formation of preferences concerning redistribution, economic systems and forms of government, as well as on the relevance of heterogeneous preferences for economic decisions, especially household consumption and saving. Another research focus lies on the analysis of the transformation process of East Germany. She is co-editor of the journal The Economics of Transition and has published in numerous referred journals like the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


Clemens Fuest
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2003–2011

Since 2008, Clemens Fuest is Research Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and Professor of Business Taxation. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Cologne. Prior to Oxford, Professor Fuest was a lecturer at the University of Munich and a professor of economics at the University of Cologne. He published in referred journals, as for example in the Journal of Public Economics, in the European Journal of Political Economy and in the German Economic Review. Currently, Fuest is chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance.


Timo Goeschl
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2011-2019

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.


Justus Haucap
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board from 2007 to 2015
Chairman from 2011 to 2015

Since 2009, Justus Haucap is Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the University of Düsseldorf. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, and his habilitation from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. Between 2003 and 2007 he was Professor of Competition Theory and Policy at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, afterwards he was Professor of Economic Policy at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research focuses applied industrial organization, competition policy and regulatory economics and has been published in numerous referred journals, as for example the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization or the Journal of International Economics. Justus Haucap is a member of the German Monopolies Commission and was elected its chairman in 2008.


Kai A. Konrad
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2011-2019

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.


Walter Krämer
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (Chairman) 2003–2011

Walter Krämer studied at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, received his university lecturing qualification at the Vienna University of Technology and has had research residences beside others at the University of Mannheim, the University of Western Ontario. In 1988 he moved from the University of Hannover to the Universität Dortmund. His contributions towards empirical economic research have been published in numerous books and referred journals such as the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Econometrica. Since 2008 he is the editor of the German Economic Review.


Michael Lechner
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2003–2011

From 1985 to 1989 Michael Lechner studied at the University of Heidelberg, as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1994 he received his PhD in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Mannheim. Since 1998 he has been professor at the University of St. Gallen. Before he became director of SEW, he has been director of SIAW since 1998. Lechner's research results from the evaluation of labor market programmes, the development of the East German labor market, models with panel data, econometric methods and population economics have been published in the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Human Resources und Annales d'Economie et de Statistique among others.


Wolfgang Leininger
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2011-2019

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.


Till Requate
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2003–2011

Since 2002, Till Requate is professor at the University of Kiel. His main research interests are in the fields of environmental economics, experimental economics and innovation economics. He published his contributions among others in Economics Letters, European Economic Review, the Journal of Publics Economics and the Journal of Population Economics.


Regina T. Riphahn
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2011; Chair 2015-2019

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.


Nina Smith
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2003–2011

Nina Smith is a professor at the Aarhus School of Business and Director of the Centre for Research in Integration and Marginalisation. For a long time she was member in numerous Danish Advisory Committees (including the Danish Council of Economic Advisors, the Danish Government's Research Commission, the Danish Social Science Research Council). Her research mainly focuses on the labor market (supply of work, women, immigrants, poorly-qualified), income inequality, income taxes and the social state. Her work has been published in Economica, Oxford Economic Papers and Applied Economics among others.


Harald Uhlig
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2003–2007


Josef Zweimüller
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board 2003–2007