The Chair of Public Finance
existed from 1/1/1980 through 3/31/2005.
The holder of the chair was Professor Paul Bernd
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
office at the Goethe-Universität
he worked at the German Institute of Economic
Research (DIW) in Berlin, at
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
Australia), Mexico City (Instituto Autónomo
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
Dr. Paul Bernd Spahn
74, D-64285 Darmstadt, BRD
Tel.: +49 6151 422401
Fax: +49 6151 423258