Lars Feld


Lars P. Feld has been Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Theoretical Constitutional Economics at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg since 2010 and is currently Director of the Walter Eucken Institute. His research focuses on economic and fiscal policy, the emerging field of New Political Economy, and the economic analysis of law. He is a permanent guest professor at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, as well as a member of the Leopoldina (the German National Academy of the Sciences), the Kronberger Kreis – the scientific council of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft think tank– and the Mont Pelerin Society. On 2 November 2017 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lucerne. Since 2003, Lars P. Feld has been a member of the team of scientific advisors to the Federal Ministry of Finance.  In 2007, he was appointed as an expert to the Bundesrat and Bundestag commission for the modernisation of federal financial relations (Federalism Commission II), contributing as a consultant to the drawing up of new German debt brake measures.  In March 2011, on the recommendation of the federal government, Feld was appointed to the German Council of Economic Experts, while in March 2016 he was appointed for another period of office until 2021. At the end of 2013, Lars P. Feld was elected as a member of the advisory board of the German stability council. In March 2020 he was appointed as the new chairman. In January 2020 he was elected as a member of the Minimum Wage Commission.