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Prof. Dr. Sebastian G. Kessing



University of Siegen
Faculty III, Economics
Chair in Public Economics
Unteres Schloß 3
57072 Siegen, Germany

Phone: (+49) - 0271 - 740-3080
E-Mail: kessing{at}vwl{dot}wiwi{dot}uni-siegen{dot}de

Room: US-A 228

Office Hours (during the term): Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (starting April 17th, 2018)

Prior registration by email is required. In the period of term breaks office hours take place only by appointment (via email).

Personal information

Research Interests
  • Federalism and Regional Economics
  • Governance of the Public Sector 
  • Public Goods
  • Taxation
  • Policy Evaluation
Academic and Professional Positions
  • since 2009: Full Professor, Chair of Public Economics, University of Siegen  
  • since 2006: CESifo Research Fellow 
  • 2007 - 2009: Economist, European Commission, Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs
  • 2006 - 2007: Senior Research Fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
  • 2005 - 2006: Research Fellow, University of Warwick, Department of Economics
  • 2001 - 2005: Lecturer, Institute for Public Economics and Social Policy, Free University Berlin
  • Habilitation (2008), Free University Berlin 
  • Dr. rer. pol. (2003), Free University Berlin (Supervisors: Kai A. Konrad, Giuseppe Bertola)
  • Doctoral Studies (1997-2000), European University Institute (EUI) in Florence
  • Dipl. Volkswirt (1997), Free University Berlin
  • Studies of Economics, University of Marburg, Universidad de Chile and Free University Berlin