Florian Scheuer


Florian Scheuer is the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the John Stauffer National Fellow for Public Policy at the Hoover Institution during the academic year 2015-16. He is currently Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).  He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 2010 and an MSc degree from the University of Konstanz in 2005. Professor Scheuer’s current research focuses on inequality and its public policy and political economy implications. In particular, he has worked on incorporating important features of real-world labor markets into the design of optimal income and wealth taxes. These features include multi-sector economies with occupational choice, economies with rent-seeking or superstar effects, financial markets with aggregate uncertainty, as well as political constraints on tax policy and the resulting inequality.  His research 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.

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