Frank M. Fossen is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Charles N. Mathewson Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining UNR in 2016, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics with a Focus on Public Economics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in 2010.
He received his PhD in Economics with distinction in 2008 and his habilitation in 2015 from Freie Universitaet Berlin. Before, he had studied at University of Karlsruhe and University of Toronto.
Frank Fossen works primarily in the fields of public and labor economics and applied microeconometrics. His main research interests are the economics of entrepreneurship and taxation. He published more than 25 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Journal of Financial Intermediation.