Public Finance

Welcome to the Chair of Public Finance

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Teaching in the Winter Term 2021/22

Sep 08, 2021

In the winter term 2021/22 the lectures "Ökonomie des Sozialstaats" and "Public Economics" are offered. Moreover, the bachelor seminar "Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung" takes place. For Ph.D. students Prof. Köhne teaches the course "Graduate Microeconomics".

New research associate

May 07, 2021

We welcome Julia Francesca Engel as a new member of our team. Her research interests include the effects of household taxation on employment behavior as well as questions about inequality and social mobility.

DFG grant for project „Inequality in life expectancy“

Jan 22, 2021

For a 3-year project on socioeconomic differences in life expectancy, Sebastian Köhne has received a grant of 280.000 EUR by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Invitation to online panel discussion

Oct 28, 2020

The corona crisis presents the EU with a historic challenge: How can economic recovery after the crisis succeed? Is the planned recovery fund sufficient after a second wave of infections? Does the fund start a European debt union? And is European solidarity supported by the citizens? The Chair of Public Finance and the Lorenz-von-Stein Institute invite you to a virtual, interdisciplinary panel discussion with Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr (IfW, Economics), Prof. Theresa Kuhn (Amsterdam, Political Science) and Prof. Florian Becker (CAU, Law). The event will take place on November 11, 2020 at 6 p.m. via ZOOM. We look forward to your participation and kindly ask you to register in advance by 4.11.2020 by e-mail to Please note that the event will be in German.