Florian Scheuer is the UBS Professor of Economics of Institutions at the University of Zurich and Chairman of the Department of Economics. He was previously on the faculty at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and UC Berkeley, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He obtained his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2010.
Professor Scheuer's research connects the fields of public finance, economic theory, macroeconomics and political economy. In particular, he has studied the policy implications of rising inequality. 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. He was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for his project “Inequality: Public Policy and Political Economy” in 2017 and a Consolidator Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (ERC replacement scheme) for the project “Taxing Capital Gains” in 2023.
Florian Scheuer is Director of the Review of Economic Studies and was Co-Editor of Theoretical Economics from 2018 to 2022. He is also Co-Director of the Working Group on Macro Public Finance (MPF) at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge and serves on the Council of the European Economic Association. In 2021, he was awarded the Hermann Heinrich Gossen Prize for the best economist in German-speaking countries under the age of 45.