Chair of Economics and Social Policy
Matthias Wrede (born in 1963) studied economics at the University of Heidelberg. After graduating in 1989, he accepted a position as a research assistant at the University of Bamberg, where he obtained his doctoral degree in 1993 and his habilitation in 1998. After holding visiting professorships at the University of Essen and RWTH Aachen University, he worked as a professor of public economics at RWTH Aachen University from 2002 to 2007. From 2007 to 2010, he held the Chair of Public Economics at the University of Marburg. Matthias Wrede has spent research periods at Oklahoma State University, USA, the ifo Institute in Munich, University of Alberta, Canada, Barcelona Institute of Economics, Spain, University of Exeter, UK, and University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a CESifo research fellow and a member of the public economics council, the regional science council, and the social policy council of Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association). Matthias Wrede has held the Chair of Economics and Social Policy at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 2010.
His research focuses on regional and urban economics, public economics, and social policy.