Philipp Weber, M. Sc., Research Associate

Philipp Weber studied Economics and Business Administration at Leibniz University of Hannover and at Chinese University of Hong Kong between 2013 and 2018. He majored in Accounting, Business Taxation, International Financial Systems and Public Finance. During his studies, he absolved internships at BDO and EY in the fields of Auditing and Tax Advisory. Additionally, he was research assistant for the chair of public finance at Leibniz University Hannover. Furthermore, Philipp Weber has a particular interest for the energy sector. He gained practical experiences in this field during internships at UNITI – Federal Association of Medium-sized Oil Companies and at Oiltanking Singapore, Tallinn (Estonia) and Sonmarin (Finland).

Since May 2019, Philipp Weber is research associate and PhD candidate at the Walter Eucken Institute in Freiburg. His research interests are in the field of Public Finance with focus on public investment decisions on subnational federal tiers.

Since March 2022, Philipp Weber holds a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Research interests

  • Fiscal Equalization Schemes and Local Public Finance
  • National and International Tax Competition
  • Economic Policy
  • Energy Policy (Carbon Taxation and Emission Trading Schemes)