Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld, Full Professor of Economics, particularly Economic Policy at the Uni- versity of Freiburg; Director of the Walter Eucken Institute; Member of the German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the German Federal Finance Min- istry (Lifetime Appointment); Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; Member of the Kronberger Kreis; Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim; Managing Editor of Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik of the Verein für Socialpolitik; Research Fellow of the SIAW-HSG at the University of St. Gallen, of CESifo Munich and of CREMA Basel; Former President of the European Public Choice Society (2007-2009).
1993 Master in Economics (Dipl.-Volksw.), University of Saarland, Saarbrücken; 1999 Dr. oec. (eq. Ph.D.) and 2002 Habilitation, University of St. Gallen; 1998 Visiting Fel- low at the University of Southern California and at the Université de Rennes 1 (France); 2002-2006 Professor of Economics at the University of Marburg; 2006-2010 Professor of Economics at the 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 pub- lic debt, the effects of direct democracy on economic policy, judicial and prosecutorial inde- pendence, fraud in science. Numerous articles among others in the Journal of Public Econom- ics, 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.