Lars Feld

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Lars Feld
Prof. Lars P. Feld 02 (cropped).jpg
Lars Feld, 2015
Born Lars Peter Feld
(1966-08-09) August 9, 1966 (age 51)
Saarbrücken, Germany
Occupation Director of the Walter Eucken Institut
Spouse(s) married
Children three sons

Lars Peter Feld (born August 9, 1966 in Saarbrücken) is director of the Walter Eucken Institut, Professor for Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg, and a member of the German Council of Economic Experts.[1]


Lars Feld studied Economics at Saarland University. He obtained a doctorate in Economics 1999 and a habilitation in Economics in 2002, both from the University of St. Gallen.

From 2002 until 2005 he was visiting academic at the Economic Sciences faculty at the University of Rennes 1. At the same time, from 2002 until 2006, he served as professor for Economics with specialty in finance at the University of Marburg and, since 2002, he also serves as associate professor for Economics at the University of St. Gallen.

Since 2008 he is a member of the Kronberger Kreis[2] of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft[3] (Market Economy Foundation) and in this context calls for more private liability within the European bank union.

From 2006 until 2010 he held the chair for finance at the University of Heidelberg. At the same time Feld was offered a research professorship at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim which he took on in 2006. In addition to this, since 2007, he is visiting academic at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. During this time he worked as curator for student business consulting GalileiConsult e.V. in Heidelberg.

Since September 2010 he is professor for Economic Policy and Ordinal Economics at the University of Freiburg and serves as lead executive at the Walter Eucken Institute.

Since March 2011, Feld is a member of the German Council of Economic Experts.[4] Since 2013, he als serves on the advisory board of the Stability Council, a body devised as part of Germany’s national implementation of the European Fiscal Compact.

Feld is married and has three sons.[5]



  • 1996: Wicksell-Price from the European Public Choice Society
  • 2001: Best Paper Prize from the International Institute of Public Finance,
  • 2008: Excellence in Refereeing Award from the American Economic Review

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  2. ^ "Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld (Sprecher)". Stiftung Marktwirtschaft. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Kronberger Kreis fordert mehr private Haftung bei der Europäischen Bankenunion" (PDF). Stiftung Marktwirtschaft. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld". Sachverstaendigenrat Wirtschaft. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  5. ^ "Der Schuldenbremser". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  6. ^ "Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld". Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften. 2008. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 
  7. ^ Members of the Scientific Advisory Board RWI Essen.
  8. ^ Kuratorium und Mitgliederversammlung: Den Blick nach vorne richten German Institute for Economic Research, press release of November 23, 2010.
  9. ^ Boards German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

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