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Hannes Fauser

Hannes Fauser

Adjunct PhD Candidate

Boltzmannstraße 20
Room 404
14195 Berlin

Current Position:

PhD student at the PhD programme on „Public Economics and Inequality“, School of Business and Economics, Free University Berlin, since 2015 (Supervisor: Giacomo Corneo)



Master of Science in Economics, Humboldt-University Berlin, 2014

Bachelor of Science in Economics, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), 2011

Visiting student at Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, 2010


Former Positions/Activities (Selection):

Research assistant, Project "Tax myths", SPD federal parliamentary group, 2019-2020

Member of the student group "Was ist Ökonomie?" at HU Berlin, inter alia co-organizer of a recurring colloquium and of a one-time funded scientific symposium, since 2012

Intern and student research assistant, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Department of Energy, Transport & Environment, Project evaluating the degree of competition in the German railway passenger market, 2011

Intern, Ministry of Economics, Labor & Technology of the German Federal Land of Thuringia, Erfurt, Department of Questions of principle, Business cycle policy & Finance, 2010


Research Interests:

(Empirical) Public Economics, with special emphasis on: Tax evasion and avoidance, Offshore Finance

Income and wealth distribution 

Economic history

History of economic thought

Working Papers:

"Germany‘s efforts to curb international tax evasion" (with J. Miethe)

"On income tax avoidance - A new microsimulation for the German case"



"Missing bridges: A pluralist analysis of the debate on Capital in the Twenty-First Century" (with F. Kersting, F. Müller-Hansen & A. Sacharow), International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 300-322, 2016.


"Besteuerung von Reichtum", Review of "Wer hat, dem wird gegeben? Besteuerung von Reichtum: Argumente, Probleme, Alternativen" (ed. J. Alt & P. Zoll, Echter Verlag 2016), in: AmosInternational – Internationale Zeitschrift für christliche Sozialethik, Vol 11., No. 1, pp. 38-40, 2017.

"Offshore wealth reconsidered. The development of offshore wealth in the face of increasing international financial transparency" (mit S. Godar), Report prepared for the Greens/EFA Group - European Parliament, 2016.

"Determinants of Economic Inequality - The Role of Capital Mobility", Paper prepared for the 18th FMM Conference on "Inequality and the future of capitalism", 2014.