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 regulatory economics, at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and director of the Walter Eucken Institute since 2010. He is also a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Finance, a member of the Independent Advisory Board of the Stability Council, spokesman of the Kronberger Kreis (Scientific Advisory Board of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft), and a full member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (National Academy of Sciences). In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne.

Lecture topics by Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld:

  • The Corona crisis and its impact on the global economy.
  • Ways out of the European debt crisis
  • International effects of the debt crisis
  • Shadow economy and undeclared work: What are the consequences for the economy?

After studying economics at the University of Saarland, Lars Feld earned his doctorate at the University of St. Gallen in 1999 and his habilitation there in 2002. From 2002 to 2006, he was a university professor of economics, especially finance, at the Philipps University of Marburg, and from 2006 to 2010, he was a university professor of economics, especially finance, at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. He turned down calls to the universities of Trier, Lucerne and ETH Zurich.

Lars P. Feld, former Chairman of the Economic Experts in Germany

In 2007, Lars Feld was appointed as an expert for the Bundestag and Bundesrat Commission on the Modernization of Federal-Länder Fiscal Relations (Federalism Commission II) and thus played an advisory role in Germany’s new debt brake. In 2014 and 2016, he was a member of the expert commission “Strengthening Investment in Germany” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (“Fratzscher Commission”). From 2004 to 2012, he was the lead editor of Perspectives on Economic Policy, and from 2007 to 2009, he was president of the European Public Choice Society.

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the Research Advisory Board of the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) Essen, the Executive Committee of the Institute of Finance and Financial Law at the University of St. Gallen, the Board of Trustees of the IMPULS Foundation of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), the Foundation Board of the Stiftung Geld & Währung of the Deutsche Bundesbank, and various editorial boards of academic journals and publication series. He is also involved in various scientific societies and institutions.

His research interests are in various areas of economic policy, public finance, new political economy, and economic analysis of law. His publications include six monographs, 96 papers in international refereed journals, including Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Economic Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Public Choice, or European Journal of Political Economy, 105 papers in conference proceedings and collected editions, and a variety of other publications.