Dr. Christian Scharrer

Research Assistant
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Heer: Finanzwissenschaft
Phone: +49 821 598 - 4314
Fax: +49 821 598 - 4229
Room: 2431 (J)
Address: Universitätsstraße 16, 86159 Augsburg

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2013, Dr. Christian Scharrer works as a research assistant at the Chair of Public Economics of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Heer. After studying economics at the University of Augsburg, he moved to Austria and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Public Finance at the University of Innsbruck. There, he also began his dissertation, which he successfully completed in spring 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Heer at the University of Augsburg. Furthermore, Dr. Scharrer was also employed as a teaching assistant and lecturer at the TH Nürnberg from 2013 to 2015.


  • Social Security Systems
  • Distributional Economics, Inequality
  • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models




  • “Aging, the Great Moderation and Business-Cycle Volatility in a Life-Cycle Model” (with Burkhard Heer and Stefan Rohrbacher), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2017, vol. 21, 362-383.

  • “The Age-specific Burdens of Short-run Fluctuations in Government Spending” (with Burkhard Heer), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2018, vol. 90, 45-75.

  • "The Effects of Financing Rules in Pay-As-You-Go Pension Systems on the Life and the Business Cycle", German Economic Review, 2021, vol. 22, pp. 489-511.

  • The Fiscal and Intergenerational Burdens of Brakes and Subsidies for Energy Prices” (with Johannes Huber), International Tax and Public Finance, 2023.