Michael Pflüger is Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg. Previously he was Professor of Economics at the University of Passau, the Darmstadt University of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He studied economics at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and the University of Cambridge (Kings College), England. He received his doctorate and the Friedrich-August von Hayek Prize 1994 from the University of Freiburg where he also finished his habilitation in 2000 with research on labor market and environmental concerns posed by economic integration.

Pflüger's current research interests center around the new trade theory with heterogeneous and homogeneous firms, the new economic geography and the theory of the multinational firm. A special focus of his work is on issues pertaining to locational competition (in subsidies, taxes, environmental policies) and another special focus is on the labor market effects of trade and FDI.

His works are published in journals such as International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Scandinavian Journal of Economics,
Economica, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford Economic Papers, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory and Review of International Economics.

He is a member of the scientific board of IAB-Nuremberg and currently the head of the regional and urban economics section of the Verein für Socialpolitik.

Michael Pflüger joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2001.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5385
published in revised form in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2013, 233 (1), 86-116
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4384
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2013, 97 (1), 258-271
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3716
published in revised form as 'The size of regions with land use for production ' in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2010, 40 (6), 481 - 489
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3258
published in revised form in: Journal of Regional Science, 2011, 51 (2), 292-298
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2862
published in revised form in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2010, 10 (6), 913 - 940
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2256
published in revised form as 'A synthesis of footloose-entrepreneur new economic geography models: when is agglomeration smooth and easily reversible?' in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2008, 8 (1), 39-54
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1326
published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, 63 (2), 544-566
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1033
published in: European Economic Review, 2006, 50 (3), 647-668
IZA Discussion Paper No. 748
published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2004, 56 (1), 135-150
IZA Discussion Paper No. 359
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics 2004, 34 (5), 565-573