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Curriculum Vitae, June 2020


Working Papers


  • "Politically Feasible Reforms of Nonlinear Tax Systems", with Pierre Boyer and Andreas Peichl, Supplementary Material (download), American Economic Review, vol.111, pp.153-91, 2021.
  • "Harry Potter and the welfare of the willfully blinded", In: Deliberate Ignorance: Choosing not to know, edited by R. Hertwig and C. Engel. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol 29, J.R. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA: MIT press, 2021.
  • "All or nothing: State capacity and optimal public goods provision", with Justus Winkelmann, Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 185, pp. 1049-55, 2020.
  • "Robust Mechanism Design and Social Preferences", with Axel Ockenfels, Andreas Pollak and Désirée Rückert, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 149, pp. 59-80, 2017.
  • "Mechanism Design and Intentions", with Nick Netzer, Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 163, pp. 557-603, 2016.
  • "Robustly Coalition-Proof Incentive Mechanisms for Public Good Provision are Voting Mechanisms and Vice Versa", with Martin Hellwig, Review of Economic Studies, vol. 83, pp. 1440-1464, 2016.
  • "Efficiency, Welfare and Political Competition", with Pierre Boyer, Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 131, pp. 461-518, 2016.
  • "Tax incidence for fragile financial markets", Journal of Public Economics, vol. 120, pp. 107-125, 2014.
  • "The Pareto-frontier in a simple Mirrleesian model of income taxation", with Pierre Boyer, Annals of Economics and Statistics, vol. 113/114, pp. 185-206, 2014.
  • "Optimal tax and expenditure policy with aggregate uncertainty", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, vol. 6, pp. 205-257, 2014.
  • "Strategic Nonlinear Income Tax Competition with Perfect Labor Mobility", with Craig Brett and John A. Weymark, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 82, pp. 292-311, 2013.
  • "Political competition and Mirrleesian income taxation: A first pass", with Pierre Boyer, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 103, pp 1-14 (lead article), 2013.
  • "Distortionary Taxation and the Free-Rider Problem", International Tax and Public Finance, vol. 19, pp. 732-752, 2012.
  • "On the optimality of optimal income taxation", Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 146, pp. 2105-2116, 2011.
  • "Incomplete contracts and excludable public goods", Journal of Public Economics, vol. 95, pp. 553-569, 2011.
  • "Optimal democratic mechanisms for taxation and public-good provision", with Marco Sahm, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 94, pp. 453-466, 2010.
  • "A Note on Optimal Income Taxation, Public Goods Provision and Robust Mechanism Design", Journal of Public Economics, vol. 93, pp. 667-670, 2009.
  • "Optimal Income Taxation and Public Good Provision with Endogenous Interest Groups", Journal of Public Economic Theory, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 311-342, 2009.

Publications in German (not peer-reviewed):

  • "Ungleiche Einkommen, ungleiche Vermögen und optimale Steuern", Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Ausgabe 17(1), S. 2-24, 2016. 
  • "Steuervermeidung vermeiden. Sollen wir das wollen?", Ifo Schnelldienst, Ausgabe 11/2013.
  • "Die Wirkung einer Finanztransaktionssteuer auf ein instabiles Finanzsystem", Ökonomenstimme, September 2012.