Mini-seminar with two talks on Fiscal Rules and Economic Policy

The Democratic Politics Group & the Comparative Politics Group of the Dept. of Political Science are proud to host: 

Mini-seminar with two talks on Fiscal Rules and Economic Policy

15th of May 2018, from 9.15 to 10.45 at room 4.2.50

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Lars P. Feld: “Public Debt, Factions, and Rules: Towards Effective Restraints on Fiscal Commons Problems”

Prof. Dr. Mark Hallerberg:
“When do you Get Economists as Policy-Makers?”

(co-authored with Joachim Wehner)

Lars P. Feld is Professor of Economics at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and is the current Director of the Walter Eucken Institute. He studied Economics at the University of Saarland and graduated from University of St. Gallen in 1999.

He has held full professorships at Phi­lipps-University (Marburg) and Ru­precht-Karls-Uni­versity (Heidelberg). Since 2003, Lars P. Feld has been a mem­ber of the Scientific Advisory Coun­cil to the Federal Ministry of Finan­ce and, since 2011, a member of the German Council of Economic Ex­perts (GCEE) and represents it in the In­dependent Advisory Council of the Stability Council.

He has published in, e.g., Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Economic Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Public Choice, and European Journal of Political Economy.

He is a member of Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences). He was president of the European Public Choice Society 2007-09.

Mark Hallerberg is Dean and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin). His research focuses on fiscal governance, tax competition, financial crises, and European Union politics.
He previously held academic positions at Emory University, where he maintains an affiliation with the political science department, as well as at the University of Pittsburgh and Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from UCLA in 1995.

He has published in, e.g., American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, Public Choice and European Journal of Political Economy, and European Union Politics.

His twitter handle is @mhallerberg.