Sebastian Blesse joined ZEW’s Research Department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" as a researcher in June 2015. His research interests focus on public economics, especially fiscal federalism and regional economics as well as applied econometrics. Moreover, he is currently working on survey data from the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 "Political Economy of Reforms". Current research projects in the framework of his dissertation, supervised by Prof. Dr. Alfons Weichenrieder, include issues of tax competition, regional growth, and the fiscal impact of mergers of local governments.

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