Wolfram F. Richter is Professor of Economics at the University of Dortmund (since 1981). He got his university degrees at the University of Karlsruhe (Diploma in Math., 1972; Ph.D. in Economics, 1975; Habilitation, 1979). Previously he held research and teaching positions at the Universities of Karlsruhe, Ulm, and Bielefeld. His main fields of interest are Public Economics including Taxation and Social Security, Regional Economics and Environmental Economics. He organized various conferences. Thus he served as Chairman of the Scientific Program at the Annual Meeting of the International Institute of Public Finance, Moscow 1999. He is Fellow of the European Economic Association and member of the Advisory Board to the Federal Ministery of Finance in Germany. He served as co-editor of FinanzArchiv and as associate editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics.
A selection of more recent publications:
Taxing Education in Ramsey’s Tradition, Journal of Public Economics, 2009; Efficiency Effects of Tax Deductions for Work-Related Expenses, International Tax and Public Finance, 2006; Trading off Tax Distortion and Tax Evasion (with Robin Boadway), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2005; Delaying Integration of Immigrant Labor for the Purpose of Taxation, Journal of Urban Economics, 2004; Energy Taxation: Reasons for Discriminating Against the Household Sector (with Kerstin Schneider), European Economic Review, 2003; Social Security and Taxation of Labour Subject to Subsidiarity and Freedom of Movement, Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2002; Taxing Mobile Capital with Labor Market Imperfections (with Kerstin Schneider), International Tax and Public Finance, 2001; Optimal Taxation with Household Production (with Henrik J. Kleven and Peter B. Sorensen), Oxford Economic Papers, 2000; An Efficiency Analysis of Consumption and Production Taxation with an Application to Value-Added Taxation, International Tax and Public Finance, 2000; Competition for Stars and Audiences: An Analysis of Alternative Institutional Settings (with Kerstin Schneider), European Journal of Political Economy, 1999; The Tax Unit and Household Production: Comment (with Peter Gottfried), Journal of Political Economy, 1999; The Provision of Local Public Goods and Factors in the Presence of Firm and Household Mobility (with Dietmar Wellisch), Journal of Public Economics, 1996; Internalizing Intergenerational Externalities by Regionalization (with Dietmar Wellisch), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1995; Capital Income Taxation and Risk Spreading with Adverse Selection (with Kai A. Konrad), Canadian Journal of Economics, 1995.
Wolfram F. Richter joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.