Welcome to the chair for Public Economics at the University of Augsburg


Jan. 31, 2021

DSGE book by Heer and Maussner (2nd edition)

Now available in Chinese: DSGE book by Heer and Maussner (2nd edition)

Aug. 31, 2021

Endogenous longevity and optimal tax progressivity (video)

Heer and Rohrbacher (Journal of Health Economics, 2021) present a new argument why the high-income workers in the United States 1) should pay less income taxes and 2) should also live much longer than the low-income workers. [Open Access:]

July 19, 2021

Sustainability of pension systems (video)

Heer, Polito, and Wickens (JEDC, 2020) show that continental European pension systems (D, I, FR, ESP) will be fiscally unsustainable from 2030.

Jan. 1, 2020

Institute of Economics/Cluster Economics

Here you find all activities of the institute of economics as well as information on the courses offered by the Cluster Economics.


All members of the Chair for Public Economics

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All information regarding current and past courses

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Final Thesis

Here you will find all neccessary information regarding your final thesis

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The research topics of the Chair for Public Economics includes Optimal Taxation, Social Security Systems, Distributional Economics, Business Cycle Theory and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models.

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Contact information:

University of Augsburg

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Chair for Public Economics

Building J
Universitätsstr. 16
86159 Augsburg

Phone: +49 821 598 -4180 (Office)

Fax: +49 821 598 -4229

E-Mail: (Office)


Building: J

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