Burkhard Heer is professor of public economics at the University of Augsburg, Germany, since 2012. Previously, he was professor of economics at the Universities of Bolzano, Bamberg, and Innsbruck. Burkhard Heer received his Phd in economics from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1996. He was visiting scholar at various institutions including Georgetown University, Stanford University, Fordham University at New York, University of Quebec at Montreal, University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the Federal Reserve Bank at St. Louis. Burkhard Heer is also affiliated with the Center for Economic Studies (CESifo), Munich, Germany, and the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar), Tilburg, the Netherlands. His research interests include public economics and distribution macroeconomics. He also published two Springer graduate textbooks on "Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling: Computational Methods and Applications" (joint with Alfred Maussner) and on “Public Economics”.
- Optimal Taxation
- Social Security Systems
- Distributional Economics
- Business Cycles
- Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models