Burkhard Heer was appointed Professor for Public Economics at the University of Augsburg in July 2012. Prior to his position in Augsburg he taught at the Universities in Bolzano, Italy (Ordinarius for Economics, 2004-2012), Bamberg (Chair for Economic Policy, 2001-2004), and Innsbruck (Deputy Professorship for Public Economics, 2001) as well as at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich (Deputy Professorship for Public Economics, 2000-2001). He acquired his doctorate and habilitation at the University of Cologne in 1996 and 2000. Additionally Burkhard Heer is a fellow at the Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) in Munich. His destinations of research periods include Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Quebec at Montreal, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona as well as the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.. In 2010 and 2011 the „Handelsblatt“ placed Burkhard Heer among the top 100 leading german economists for International Economy.
- Optimal Taxation
- Social Security Systems
- Distributional Economics
- Business Cycles
- Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models