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Prof. Dr. Lars FELD Member, German Council of Economic Experts; Professor and Director, Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg im Breisgau


1993 Master in Economics (Dipl.-Volksw.), University of Saarland, Saarbrücken;
1999 Dr. oec. and 2002 Habilitation, University of St. Gallen
1998 Visiting Fellow, University of Southern California and Université de Rennes 1 (France)
2002-2006 Professor of Economics, University of Marburg
2006-2010 Professor of Economics, University of Heidelberg. Research Interests: Public Economics, Public Choice, Fiscal Psychology, Law and Economics; more specifically and recently research on tax
  competition, tax evasion and fraud, the shadow economy, institutional constraints on public debt, the effects of direct democracy on economic policy, judicial and prosecutorial independence,
  fraud in science.
 Since 2010 Professor of Economics and Director, Walter Eucken Institute; Freiburg im Breisgau


Member, German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung) Member, Scientific Advisory Board to the German Federal Finance Ministry (Lifetime Appointment)
Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Member, Kronberger Kreis
Research Associate, ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
Managing Editor, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik of the Verein für Sozialpolitik
Research Fellow, SIAW-HSG at the University of St. Gallen, of CESifo Munich and of CREMA Basel
President, European Public Choice Society, 2007-2009


Numerous articles, among others in the Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Public Choice, Economic Policy, Kyklos, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Southern Economic Journal, European Journal of Political Economy, German Economic Review.


Winner of the Wicksell-Prize of the European Public Choice Society, 1996
IIPF - Young Scholar Award of the International Institute of Public Finance, 1999
Best Paper Prize of the IIPF, 2001
Runner-Up Paper in the competition for the Jan Francke Tax Research Award of the OECD, 2003
Selection to the Top Ten of the Best German Young Economists by the German Weekly Wirtschaftswoche, 2005
"Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review 2007-2008" of the American Economic Association, 2008