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Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner

Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner

Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner

Chair of Public Finance

Curriculum vitae

Thiess Büttner (born in 1966) studied economics and international business at the universities of Göttingen and Constance from 1986 to 1993, and completed his doctoral degree at the University of Constance in 1997. He then worked at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), where he later became head of the Corporate Taxation and Public Finance Research Department.

He completed his habilitation at the University of Mannheim in 2003. In 2004, he was appointed CESifo professor of public finance at LMU Munich and head of the Public Sector department at the ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. He has spent research stays at various universities and research institutes in locations such as Kentucky (USA) and Oxford (United Kingdom). Professor Büttner has been Chair of Public Finance at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 2010. He has been chairman of the Academic Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Finance since 2015.

Professor Büttner’s research priorities include tax competition, fiscal federalism, how businesses choose their location, and empirical taxation studies.

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  • Taxation, Social Norms, and Compliance: Lessons for Institution Design
    (FAU Funds)
    The goal of the project “Taxation, Social Norms, and Compliance: Lessons for Institution Design” is to foster research on individual and social determinants of tax compliance. In particular, the project aims to investigate the role of institutions and of social and cultural norms for tax compliance as well as its behavioral foundations. With regard to formal institutions, the project considers the design of the tax system as well the role of tax administration and of tax accounting. Further, it also addresses social and cultural norms, which is crucial given that tax compliance depends on norms like fairness as well as on the perceptions of other taxpayers’ adherence to these norms. Finally, the project also includes a specific behavioral component that explores the preferences and the decision process of the individual taxpayer.

Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner