Education: Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Political Science (both at the University of Konstanz,1972). Diplom-Volkswirt (Master of Economics), University of Konstanz, 1973. Dr.rer.soc. (Ph.D. in Economics), University of Konstanz, 1976. Habilitation (Promotion of being able to compete for a full professor (“Chair” in Europe)), University of Zürich, 1983; Honorary degrees of doctorate: (1) University of Lima (Peru) January 2003, (2) University of Stuttgart (Germany) February 2003, (3) University of Trujillo (Peru), October 2006, (4) University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki) September 2012.
Employment (started 1976, listed since 1983): 10.1983-8.1984 Visiting Associate Professor, GSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. 9.1984-12.1985 Associate Professor of Economics, (tenured position), Institute of Economics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. 9.1987-11.1987 Visiting Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. 11.1994-2.1995 Visiting Professor, University of Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany. 10.1991-9.1996 Dean of Social Science and Economic Faculty of the Johannes Kepler University Since 1986 Professor of Economics (“Chair” in Economic Policy and Public Finance, tenured position), Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. 10.1997-10.1999 President of the Austrian Economic Association 10.1996-9.2007 Vice-President for Foreign Affairs of the Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz, Austria. 2005-2009 Board Member of the IIPF (International Institute of Public Finance) since 10.2006 Research Professor at the Dept. of International Economics, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin, Germany. 1. 2005-12.2008 President of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik) 05.2013 Visiting Professor, Otago University, New Zealand 06.2013-06.2016 Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Offers: October 1985 Private University Witten-Herdecke (Germany), rejected December 1986 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria), accepted May 1990 University of Nuernberg (Germany), rejected October 1990 University of Mannheim (Germany), rejected September 1995 University of Saarbruecken (Germany), rejected June 2001 University of Bochum and RWI (Germany), rejected March 2010 The Private Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen (Bodensee), (Germany), rejected
Consulting Experience (studies, projects) for: Austrian Industries, Federal Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Federal Austrian Ministry of Economics, Federal Austrian Ministry of Finance, National Central Bank for Germany, Austria, Bank Austria, Brussels EU Commission, World Bank.
Research Fields: General Economic Policy, Public Finance, Shadow Economy, Organized Crime, Environmental Economics, Privatization and Deregulation Policies, and Public Choice.