Martin Hellwig, Director (em.)

Research Focus

Research in general economic theory, in particular, the economics of information, incentives, and equilibrium, public goods and taxation, financial markets and financial institutions, and the foundations of macroeconomics and monetary theory.

Academic Career

  • studies of economics and history at the Universities of Marburg and Heidelberg in Germany (diploma in economics 1970); doctoral studies in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in economics 1973)
  • academic positions at Stanford University (1973-74), Princeton University (1974-77), the University of Bonn (1977-87), the University of Basel (1987-96), Harvard University (1995-96), the University of Mannheim (1996-2004), and, since 2004, the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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