Florian Scheuer is the UBS Professor of Economics of Institutions at the University of Zurich and Vice Chairman of the Department of Economics. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and UC Berkeley, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He holds a PhD in Economics from MIT.
Professor Scheuer's research connects the fields of public finance, economic theory, macroeconomics and political economy. In particular, he has studied how rising inequality affects various aspects of optimal tax policy and vice versa. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies, among other journals.
Florian Scheuer is a Co-Editor of Theoretical Economics and an Editorial Board Member of the Review of Economic Studies. He is a Co-Director of the Working Group on Macro Public Finance (MPF) at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and the Center for Economic Studies/ifo Institute (CESifo) in Munich. He was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project “Inequality: Public Policy and Political Economy” in 2017 and the Hermann Heinrich Gossen Prize for the best economist under the age of 45 in German-speaking countries in 2021.