Eckhard Janeba is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim since 2004. Both in research and teaching his focus lies in the areas of Public Economics and International Trade. In particular he is interested in the effects of globalization on government fiscal policies. In this context he has made contributions to the literature on the theories of tax competition. More recently his work examines the role of political economy aspects in fiscal policy decision in open economies.
Professor Janeba’s academic career started with a Diploma degree in Economics from the University in Bonn (1990), followed by a Ph.D. at the same institution in 1994. The title of his thesis was International Tax Competition. From 1994-1999 he held an Assistant Professor position at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, and then moved on to the University of Colorado at Boulder (1999-2004) where in the end he held a tenured Associate Professor position in Economics and International Affairs.
Professor Janeba has published widely in academic journals such as American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics und Economic Journal. He is an associate editor for the journal International Tax and Public Finance and worked as associate editor for the second edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Eckhard Janeba is a member of various research networks and is active in policy consulting. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and a research associate with the CESifo network and the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. During his time in the US he was a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research (1999-2005).
Professor Dr. Eckhard Janeba is research associate at ZEW. He works in close cooperation with the research unit “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”.
Research associates usually function as co-managers of research projects at ZEW. They also supervise dissertations of ZEW's employees and, in addition, get involved in creating or maintaining major ZEW research focuses.
Discussion and Working Papers
Heinemann, Friedrich, Eckhard Janeba and Maximilian Todtenhaupt (2020), Incumbency and Expectations of Fiscal Rule Compliance: Evidence from Surveys of German Policy Makers, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-057, Mannheim. Download
Blesse, Sebastian, Massimo Bordignon, Pierre C. Boyer, Piergiorgio Carapella, Friedrich Heinemann, Eckhard Janeba and Anasuya Raj (2019), United We Stand? – Survey of French, German and Italian Parliamentarians on EU and EMU Reforms, ZEW policy brief No. 19-01, Mannheim. Download
Janeba, Eckhard (2018), Öffentliche Finanzen: Kontrolle und Einhaltung der Schuldenbremse als Herausforderung, ZEW policy brief No. 18-06, Mannheim. Download
Blesse, Sebastian, Pierre C. Boyer, Friedrich Heinemann, Eckhard Janeba and Anasuya Raj (2017), European Monetary Union Reform Preferences of French and German Parliamentarians, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 17-059, Mannheim. Download
Janeba, Eckhard and Steffen Osterloh (2012), Tax and the City - A Theory of Local Tax Competition and Evidence for Germany, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 12-005, Mannheim. Download
- Project Duration 31.12.2017 - 31.12.2021Fiscal Institutions and Reform Preferences
- Project Duration 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2017The International Context of Tax and Public Sector Reform Decisions