The Chair of Public Economics at LMU Munich is part of one of Germany's finest economics departments.
The government redistributes resources, provides public goods and sets rules for competition. Public economics is the study of this role of the government in the economy. The researchers associated with the chair conduct research in the field of public economics.
Clemens Fuest is also President of the ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich - and Director of the Center for Economic Studies (CES).
CES, founded in 1991, is an independent institute within the Faculty of Economics and closely tied to his chair. The Center's visiting scholars programme brings together economists from all over the world for discussion and exchange of knowledge and ideas. CES and the ifo Institute were brought together to build the international CESifo Research Network, one of the largest independent academic research communities in the world.
The Chair offers lectures in public economics for bachelor and master courses, as well as seminars and the supervision of theses (bachelor/master) on a wide range of topics.