Since 2000, Aloys Prinz is professor for economics, particularly finance, at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. Additionally he became director of the local institute for finance. From 1993 until 2000 he was professor for economic policy at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. His main research is about the questions of taxation, shadow banking, deficit financing, and social insurance, as well as questions about monetary and fiscal policies.
Moreover, he is engaged in economic-ethically topics and happiness research. His results of research are published in national and international specialist journals.
Furthermore, he published, in collaboration with Hanno Beck, some non-fiction books about actual politico-economic questions. 2015, Aloys Prinz and Hanno Beck won the German “Finanzbuchpreis”, rewarding their book „Die große Geldschmelze“ (Hanser Verlag). Since 2009, Prof. Dr. Prinz is engaged as initiator and co-organizer in the so-called „shadow“-conferences, which take place every second year and which represent and discuss actual information about shadow banking.
Born and grown up in Saarland, Aloys Prinz studied economics at the university in Saarbrücken and Cologne. After that he did a doctors degree in Berlin and habilitated for the field of economics.