• Hans-Georg Petersen
  • Hans-Georg Petersen
  • University of Potsdam and TTRG Berlin, Germany
  • Biography:

    Dr. Hans-Georg Petersen is Emeritus Professor of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Social Science of Potsdam University, Germany. Before 1995 he has hold chairs as full professor at the University of Linz/Austria (Danube River) and the University of Giessen/Germany. Since 2001 he is also research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), where he was temporarily head of the Department for Public Economics. He has also been staff member of the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany, being responsible of public policy and taxation.  In the last three decades he has worked as referee and consultant for German jurisdictions and international organizations in the areas of fiscal and monetary policy, financial markets, taxation, social policy, transformation policy, environmental economics as well as higher education policy in Australia, Poland, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, the East African Community (EAC), and Mexico. He has published 27 monographs and anthologies as well as over 100 articles in leading international journals (including Econometrica, Review of Income and Wealth, Kyklos, Review of World Economics, Public Finance Analysis, International Economic Review etc.). To his widely read books and articles belong his textbooks on public finance (several editions), the book “Tax Systems and Tax Harmonization in the East African Community” (2009), the article “Shadow Economy: Theory, Measurement, Methodologies, and Policy Implications” in the special issue of the International Economic Review with the title “Shadow Economy in High Income Countries – Much Ado about Nothing?” (2010), his book “State Theory, Economic Efficiency and Social Justice” (2012) and his most recent article on “Poverty, Human Capital, Life-cycle, and the Tax and Transfer Bases: The Role of Education for Development and International Competition” (for download see www.profpetersen.de).

    In 1983 he became Heisenberg scholar of the German Research Foundation (DFG). His international reputation as a leading German economist and member of the German/French council of economic advisors as well as his outstanding teaching skills has led to numerous invitations as visiting professor to leading universities all over the world. He has been for several times visiting professor at  the University of Wisconsin/ USA, the Universities of Lodz/Poland, Jena and Leipzig/Germany, the Athens University of Economics and Business/Greece, the University of New South Wales/Sydney, the Australian National University/Canberra, the Sadat Academy/Cairo/Egypt, the Finance Academy/Moscow/Russia, the Université Montpellier I/France, the Academy of Management/Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the University of Belgrade/Serbia, the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University/Georgia, and the ITAM and UNAM/Mexico City/Mexico.?

    Currently he is engaged as personal advisor of the Price of Liechtenstein regarding the reforms of the communal fiscal equalization system and the public pension schemes. Since the financial crisis he has laid his research focus on more stringent state regulations to safeguard financial assets for savers and private investors. He also heads the Tax and Transfer Research Group Berlin and is board member of the Caucasus Institute for Economic and Social Research (CSIER) in Tbilisi/Georgia and the FPRC in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In many consulting missions he is cooperating with international accreditation agencies and highly reputed consulting firms like Ernst & Young.

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July 27-29, 2016
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