Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner

Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner

Prof. Dr. Thiess Büttner

Chair of Public Finance

Curriculum vitae

Thiess Büttner 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 is member of the Academic Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Finance and since is chair of the independent Advisory Board of the German Stability Council.

Professor Büttner’s research priorities include tax competition, fiscal federalism and empirical taxation research.