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Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Grüner

Kontaktdaten/Contact

  

Postal Address:

Chair for Economic Policy, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim, D-68131 Mannheim.

  

Phone:

0621 181 1885

Fax:

0621 181 1884

Email:

hgruener<at>staffmail.uni-mannheim.de

Office Hours:

Please contact lswipol@vwl.uni-mannheim.de (0621 181 1885) for an appointment (L7, 3-5, room 207).

Short CV / Kurzlebenslauf

Short CV Kurzlebenslauf
   
Hans Peter Grüner studied economics and mathematics at Heidelberg University, where he received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1990. He was a student in the European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics at Bonn University and at DELTA/Paris. 1994 Docteur de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (dissertation on "Central Bank Credibility and Labor Markets in Europe"). He has worked as an Assistant at Konstanz and Bonn University. In 1999 he completed his post-doctoral Habilitation entitled "The Economics of Distributive Politics" at Bonn University. Since 1999 he is a Professor of Economics at the University Mannheim. Hans Peter Grüner's research focuses on the design of political and economic institutions. His main fields of interests are political economy, mechanism design, economic and monetary policy, capital market theory, labor market reform and the theory of income and wealth distribution. Grüner has been a consultant to several companies and institutions including UBS, BMW, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. Since 2006 he is an adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin. He was awarded fellowships from the EU-Commission and from DAAD. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR, London, a member of the Royal Economic Society and Verein für Socialpolitik, and a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Political Economy. He was an academic visitor at Oxford University, University of Pennsilvania, London Business School, the Toyota Center at the LSE, UCL, and the Hebrew University Jerusalem. Hans Peter Grüner studierte Volkswirtschaftslehre und Mathematik an der Universität Heidelberg (Diplom Volkswirt 1990) und wurde 1994 an der Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris mit einer Arbeit über die Glaubwürdigkeit von Zentralbanken und die Lohnsetzung in Europa promoviert. 1999 Habilitation an der Universität Bonn mit einer Arbeit über (Um-)Verteilungspolitik (insbesondere Vermögensverteilung). Seit 1999 Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftspolitik an der Universität Mannheim. Forschungsfelder: Wirtschaftspolitik, Geldpolitik, Verteilungspolitik, Fiskalpolitik, und das Design wirtschaftlicher und politischer Institutionen. Grüner war mehrere Jahre Studiendekan seiner Fakultät, von 2007-8 Sprecher der volkswirtschaftlichen Abteilung sowie von 2010-14 Mitglied des Senats der Universität Mannheim. Er ist Research Fellow des Centre for Economic Policy Research in London und seit 2006 Adjunct Professor an der Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Grüner beriet unter anderem die Europäische Zentralbank (zu Fragen der Geld- und Fiskalpolitik) und die Europäische Kommission (zu Fragen der Fiskal- und Reformpolitik) sowie die UBS und BMW. Zahlreiche Presseartikel und Interviews zur Finanz- und Eurokrise: gruener.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/1268.0.html.

Current affiliations

  • Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim.

  • Adjunct Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London.


Externally funded projects/ external research or consultancy projects/ advisory positions


1997

Consultant, Group Economic Research, Union Bank of Switzerland.

1999 - 2005

Member of the interdisciplinary research group on international negotiation systems, Mannheim University. Research sponsored by German Research Foundation (DFG).

2002 - 2003

Visiting Expert, European Central Bank (project on central bank communication and decision making).

2004 - 2005

Research project for Deutsche Bundesbank (project on financial integration and financial stability).

2005 - 2006

Consultant, European Central Bank (Research Division, project on financial integration and financial stability).

12/2008

Consultant, BMW AG (Auction design).

2008 - 2009

Consultant, European Central Bank (Fiscal Policies Division, project on fiscal policies during financial crises).

2009 - 2013

Member of the “Denkkreis Funktionsfähigkeit der Gesellschaft”, Denkwerk Zukunft, Bonn.

2009 -

Member of the advisory council, Augusta Vermögensverwaltung.

2010 -

Research projects on “Individual support for political reforms” (with Axel Börsch Supan) and “The role of information in reform processes” in SFB 884 “The political economy of reforms” at Universität Mannheim. Research sponsored by German Research Foundation (DFG).

2010 -

Member of the advisory council, Walter Raymond Stiftung.

9/2012 - 05/2013

Research Fellow, DG ECFIN, EU Commission (project on fiscal consolidation and structural reforms).

2013

Wim Duisenberg Research Fellow, European Central Bank (project on fiscal stability).

2015

Independent Contractor, European Central Bank (Research Division, project on financial integration and financial stability).

   

  

University administration


  • 2002-2003 Studiendekan (Dean of Studies), Department of Economics, University of Mannheim.
  • 2003-2007 Member of the executive board, European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER).
  • 2004-2005 Programme Director Economics, CDSEM graduate school, University of Mannheim.
  • 2006-2007 Studiendekan (Dean of Studies), Department of Economics, University of Mannheim.
  • 2007-2008 Chairman of the Department of Economics, University of Mannheim
  • 2008-2010 Member of the steering committee for the preparation of DFG special research unit 884 “The political economy of reforms” (2008-2009). Member of the board of SFB 884 (01-09/2010)
  • 2010-2014 Member of the academic senate, Universität Mannheim.

 

List of Publications:

 

Discussion Papers

 

Articles

  • [42]  "Measuring Political Information Rents: Evidence from the European Agricultural Reform", (with Daniel Müller), forthcoming: European Journal of Political Economy.
  • [32]  "Wirtschaftspolitik nach der Finanzkrise", Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 10, 175-188.
  • [26]  "Wissenschaft, Demokratie und Reform", Wirtschaftsdienst , 2008.
  • [10]  "Einige Anmerkungen zu den Determinanten wirtschaftlicher Stabilität", Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 47, 1998, pp. 20-41.
  • [8]  "Monetary Policy, Reputation and Hysteresis", Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, 166, 1996, pp. 15-29.
  • [5]  "Zentralbankglaubwürdigkeit und Insider-Macht: Empirische Evidenz (Central Bank Credibility and Insider Power: (Empirical Evidence)", Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 214 , 1995, pp. 385-400.
  • [4]  "Domestic Pressures and the Exchange Rate Regime: why Economically Bad Decisions are Politically Popular" (with Carsten Hefeker), Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, 194, 1995, pp. 331-350.
  • [3]  "Lösungsmöglichkeiten des Zeitinkonsistenzproblems in der Geldpolitik", Homo Oeconomicus, 12 (3/4), 1995, pp. 455-479.
  • [1]  "Taxation of Income and Wealth in a Model of Endogenous Growth" (with Burkhard Heer), Public Finance, 49 (3), 1994, pp. 358-373.


Contributions to edited Volumes

  • [10]  "Financial Globalization and Stability" with Falko Fecht and Philipp Hartmann, in Evanoff, Hoelscher, Kaufman, eds: Globalization and Systemic Risk, (Proceedings of a conference cosponsered by the Chicago Fed and the IMF), World Scientific, Singapore.

  • [9]  "Mechanism Design: Die beste Allokation". Das Wirtschaftsstudium (WISU), 36. Jg., Nr. 11, 2007.

  • [8]  „Verdienste um die mikroökonomische Fundierung der Makroökonomik”, (on the Nobel prize 2006), Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Kreditwesen, 2006.

  • [7]  “Financial Integration through the Interbank Market - Stability and Welfare Implications“ (with Falko Fecht) in : K. Liebscher, Christl, J., Mooslechner, P., Ritberger-Gruenwald, D., (eds.) Financial Development, Integration and Stability: Evidence from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Edward Elgar, 2006.

  • [6]  “Contract Theoretic Analysis of International Negotiation Systems“ in Eibe Riedel, Dirk Hanschel, eds.: Institutionalization of International Negotiation Systems, MZES, 2005.

  • [5]  "Informationsaggregation in internationalen Verhandlungen und Organisationen." in Die Institutionalisierung internationaler Verhandlungen, Mannheimer Jahrbuch für Europäische Sozialforschung, 2004, III, 92-109.

  • [4]  Comment on: Roger Guesnerie "The Government and Market Expectations" in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics , 2000, 157, 127-129.

  • [3]  "Chancengleicheitspolitik: eine vertragstheoretische Analyse", erscheint in Schriften des Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Seminars Ottobeuren.

  • [2]  "Verteilung und Fiskus: Die Auswirkung der Einkommensbesteuerung auf die Einkommensverteilung" Kommentar zu Klaus Müller und Chr. Bork in H. Hesse, B. Gahlen and H.J. Ramser eds.,Zunehmende Ungleichheit, Erklärungen und Konsequenzen, 1998, JCB Mohr, Tübingen.

  • [1]  "Mechanism Design for Central Banks - Results and Unsolved Issues", Comment on Gerhard Illing in W. Wagner, ed. Current Issues in Monetary Economics, 1998, Physica, Heidelberg.


Diploma thesis, PhD-thesis, Habilitationsschrift, Book

  • Allgemeines Temporäres Gleichgewicht mit Mengenrationierung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Werkes von Benassy Diploma thesis, University of Heidelberg, 1989.

  • Crédibilité des banques centrales et salaires nominaux en Europe: analyse théorique et résultats empiriques, Thèse de Doctorat, E.H.E.S.S., Paris, 1993, Fichier National des Thèses.

  • The Economics of Distributive Politics, Habilitationsschrift, University of Bonn, June 1998.

  • Wirtschaftspolitik, Allokationstheoretische Grundlagen und politisch-ökonomische Analyse, (Textbook on economic policy), Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2001, fourth edition 2012.

     

Book reviews

  • Roy Gardner, Games for Business and Economics, Ken Binmore, Fun and Games and Jürgen Eichberger, Game Theory for Economists, in European Journal of Political Economy, 12 (1996), 157-159

 

 

Service to the profession

Referee for/ Gutachter für

 

  • American Economic Review

    

  • Social Choice and Welfare
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • Journal of Fiscal Intermediation
  • American Political Science Review
  • Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE)
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Public Choice
  • International Economic Review
  • European Journal of Political Economy
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Economics
  • European Economic Review
  • Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Empirical Economics
  • Journal of Public Economic Theory
  • Finanzarchiv
  • Economic Journal
  • German Economic Review
  • Berkeley Economics
  • Konjunkturpolitik
  • Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • Political Studies
  • Economic Letters
  • Research on Economic Inequality
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • The Manchester School
  • Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

 

 and

 

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

    

  • German-Israeli Foundation
  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Swiss Society for Financial Market Research
  • Leibnitz Gemeinschaft

 

Member of selection committees of

  • various annual meetings of Verein für Socialpolitik (2011 chairman of the selection committee)

  • many Silvaplana Workshops on Political Economy,

  • the Econometric Society European Meetings (Madrid, 2004).

  • the European Economic Association Meetings (Milan, 2008).

  • the European Economic Association Meetings (Barcelona, 2009).

  • the European Economic Association Meetings (Glasgow, 2010).

  • the European Central Bank’s Lamfalussy Fellowships (2010).

  • the Gustav Stolper Prize (2010, 2011, 2012).

     

Name

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