Alexander Lerf

Cluster Assistant Cluster Economics, Student Counselor for VWL and EPP, Research Assistant
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Heer: Finanzwissenschaft
Phone: +49 821 598 - 4182
Fax: +49 821 598 - 4229
Room: 2430 (J)
Address: Universitätsstraße 16, 86159 Augsburg

Curriculum Vitae

Alexander Lerf studied iVWL at the University of Augsburg from 2009 to 2012. In his bachelor’s thesis he discussed semiendogenous and endogenous growth theory at the Chair for Empirical Macroeconomics (Prof. Dr. Alfred Maußner). Thereafter he aquired his Master of Science degree in Ecomomics and Public Policy. In his thesis "Auswirkungen öffentlicher und privater Bildungsfinanzierung in einem Generationenmodell mit Haushalten unterschiedlicher endogener Bildungsgrade." he studied the link between public and private educational spending on households consumption decision in a large scale overlapping generationbs model.

In December of 2014 Mr. Lerf started position as research assistant at the Chair for Public Economics where he studies the impact of different reforms on pension systems as well as personal consumption and health care choices.

Furthermore Mr. Lerf is student counselor for all economics courses on bachelor and master level as well as cluster assistant for economics where one of his tasks is the coordination of the enrollment process for the Master in Economics and Public Policy.

Research topics

  • Growth theory
  • Pension systems
  • Overlapping generations models
  • Optimal taxation
  • Health economics

Working Papers

  • An Overlapping Generations Model with Endogenous Attention on Health Internalities of Consumption