Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

The Chair of Public Finance existed from 1/1/1980 through 3/31/2005.
The holder of the chair was Professor Paul Bernd Spahn.
No successor was established.
In case of questions regarding this chair, please contact
the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Paul Bernd Spahn is professor emeritus of Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After retirement in 2005 he served as Macro Fiscal Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Treasury of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and became the founding Executive Director of the House of Finance in Frankfurt.

Professor Spahn obtained his doctoral degree in economics at the Free University of Berlin. Before taking office at the Goethe-Universität he worked at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin, at Harvard University in Cambridge, at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He was visiting professor in Canberra (Australian National University), Lyon (Université Lumière), London (London School of Economics), Valdivia (Universidad Austral de Chile), Perth (University of Western Australia), Mexico City (Instituto Autónomo de México) and Christchurch (University of Canterbury).

Professor Spahn holds, or held, consultancies with numerous research institutes in Europe and overseas, and he has worked with international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe. He has widely published in scholarly and policy-oriented journals, lectured in many countries and provided expert advice to more than seventy governments and parliaments worldwide.


Professor Dr. Paul Bernd Spahn
Ohlystraße 74, D-64285 Darmstadt, BRD
Tel.: +49 6151 422401
Fax: +49 6151 423258
Email: pbspahn@mac.com


Professor Spahn