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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld (born 1966, married, three children) has been a university professor of economics, in particular economic policy and economics of organization at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg and director of the Walter Eucken Institute since 2010. He is also a member of the German Council of Economic Experts , Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Member of the Independent Advisory Council of the Stability Council, Spokesman for the Kronberg Circle (Scientific Advisory Council of the Market Economy Foundation) and Ordinary Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (National Academy of Sciences). In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne.

After studying economics at the University of Saarland, he completed his doctorate in 1999 at the University of St. Gallen and habilitated there in 2002. From 2002 to 2006 he was a university professor of economics, in particular public finance at the Philipps-University Marburg and from 2006 to 2010 University Professor of Economics, in particular Public Finance at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. In 2007, he was appointed as an expert for the Commission by the Bundestag and Bundesrat on the modernization of the federal-state financial relations (Federalism Commission II) and thus participated in the new German debt brake advisory. In 2014 and 2016, he would be a member of the expert commission "Strengthening investments in Germany" of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy ("Fratzscher Commission"). From 2005 to 2012, he was lead editor of Economic Policy Perspectives and, from 2007 to 2009, President of the European Public Choice Society.

His research interests can be found in various areas of economic policy, public finance, the New Political Economy and the economic analysis of law.

Walter Eucken Institute, Goethestr. 10, 79100 Freiburg, 0761 790970, feld@eucken.de, Homepage: http://www.eucken.de/institut/leitung-lars-p-feld.html