Academic positions

since 09/2010
Director of the Walter Eucken Institute und professor at the chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economics at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

since 2020
Scientific member of the Minimum Wage Commission.

2011–2021
Member of the German Council of Economic Experts (chairman 2020–2021)

since 2008
Member of Leopoldina (the German National Academy of the Sciences)
Member of the Kronberger Kreis – scientific council of the think tank Stiftung Marktwirtschaft (current spokesman)

since 2007
Permanent guest professor at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim.

2006–2010
University professor (W3) in economics, especially finance, at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

2004–2012
Editor at Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik

since 2003
Member of the Scientific Advisors to the Federal Ministry of Finance

2002–2006
University professor (C4) in economics, especially finance, at Philipps-University Marburg (Lahn)

since 2002
Privatdozentin economics at St. Gallen University.

1999–2002
Assistant professor in economics at St. Gallen University.

1998
Fellow of the Swiss National Fund.
Visiting Fellow at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA with Prof. John G. Matsusaka, Ph.D.
Research Fellow am Centre de Rechercheennais en Économie et en Gestion, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, Frankreich with Prof. Dr. Yvon Rocaboy.

1995–1997
Research associate at the Schweizerisches Institut für Aussenwirtschaft, Struktur- und Regionalforschung (SIASR), St. Gallen University with Prof. Dr. Gebhard Kirchgässner

1993–1995
Research associate at the Institute of Finance at Saarland University, Saarbrücken with Prof. Dr. Werner W. Pommerehne