|Professor of economics, University of Hamburg and director, Institute of Law & Economics.
Stefan Voigt is Professor of Economics at the University of Hamburg and the director of its Institute of Law & Economics. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich). Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel and Ruhr-University Bochum. Voigt has been a fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Berlin, in Greifswald, and at the University of Notre Dame. He held guest professorships at the universities of Rennes, Haifa, Aix-Marseille, St. Gallen and Paris I (Sorbonne).
His research focuses on the economic analysis of constitutions. In current research, he examines the factors that make governments comply – or not – with the relevant constitutional constraints. Voigt is one of the editors of Constitutional Political Economy and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and the International Review of Law & Economics. Voigt has consulting experience with both the public and the private sector. He has worked with the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD but also with the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). The Germany daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has ranked Voigt among the 100 most influential German economists (September 2021).