Kai A. Konrad
Director, Public Economics ,
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property,
Competion and Tax Law
Kai A. Konrad, born in 1961, got his university
degrees at the University of Heidelberg (Diplom-Volkswirt; eq. M.A.
in Economics, 1985) and the University of Munich (Dr.oec.publ.; eq.
Ph.D. in Economics, 1990, and Dr.rer.pol.habil., 1993). Currently he
is Director of Public Economics , Max Planck
Institute for Intellectual Property,
Competion and Tax Law. Previously he had research and teaching positions at the
Universities of Munich, Bonn, Bergen (Norway) and the University of
California at Irvine. His main fields of research are in Public
Economics, Microeconomic Theory and Political Economy. He is/was on
the editorial boards of Journal of Public Economomics, European
Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics,
Geneva Papers of Insurance Theory and Regional Science and Urban
Economics, was an editor of Economic Policy and is an editor of
Economics of Governance. He is a member of the advisory board to the
German federal ministery of finance.
the Catholic University of
Director, the Master in
Public Economics &
Director, the Graduate
School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration.
Massimo Bordignon gained a first degree in Philosophy
at the University of Florence; he then moved to the UK to attend
post graduate studies in Economics (MA, Essex; PhD, Warwick). His
research interests are mainly concentrated on Welfare Economics,
Public Economics and Political Economics. The author of three books,
he has published extensively in many national and international
scientific journals, and is associated editor of the Giornale degli
Economisti, the Journal of Economics and Finanzarchiv. He also
published extensively on the press and he is currently a member of
the editorial board of the
www.lavoce.info . He taught at Birmingham University, Universitą
di Bergamo, Brescia, and Venezia. He is currently full professor of
Public Economics at the Catholic University of Milan, where he is
also the Director of the Master in Public Economics and of the
Graduate School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration.
He worked as a consultant for several national and international
institutions and acted as a member of several technical commissions
within the Italian Government. He is currently member of the
scientific committee of the High Commission on Fiscal Federalism (Ministry
of Treasury) and President of the Committee on Public Expenditure of
the Autonomous Province of Trento.