Prof. Dr. Dr. Armin Steinbach

Research Focus

Law & Economics; International, European and Constitutional Law; Economic and Financial Policy

Academic and Professional Career

  • Since 2021: Full Professor at HEC Paris
  • 2020-2021: Head of Fiscal Policy Division, German Ministry of Finance, Berlin
  • 2017-2020: Head of Economic Policy Division, German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin
  • 2014-2020: Gwilym Gibbon Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University
  • 2014-2017: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods,  Bonn
  • 2012-2013: Economic policy adviser to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, current German Federal President
  • 2012-2013: Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge (MA)
  • Since 2009: Official of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin
  • 2008-2009: Attorney-at-law, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels
  • 2008: Dispute Settlement Lawyer, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva


  • 2017: Habilitation, University of Bonn
  • 2013: Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), University Erfurt
  • 2008: Second Legal State Board Examination, admission to the bar
  • 2007: Ph.D. in Law (Dr. iur.), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, scholar German National Academic Foundation
  • 2004: M.Sc. in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt), Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 2004: LL.M. in Comparative and International Law, Free University Brussels, scholar German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2003: First Legal State Board Examination

Recent Publications

  • The Greening of the Economic and Monetary Union, Common Market Law Review, forthcoming
  • The Federalism Dimension of Proportionality, European Law Journal, forthcoming
  • Das Amt in einer Gesellschaft der Singularitäten, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosohie, forthcoming
  • Monetary Financing and Fiscal Discipline, International Review of Law and Economics 22 (2021), December 2021 (with Oliver Hülsewig)
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