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Ausbildung und beruflicher Werdegang

1965–1978

Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre und Mathematik an der Universtät Münster

1970–1979

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Rechenzentrum an der Universität Münster

1975

Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. an der Universität Münster

1980–1989

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Bonn

 1989–2009

Universitätsprofessor an der Universität Oldenburg

Mitglied im

Ausschuß "Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomie", Ausschuß "Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Ethik" des Vereins für Socialpolitik

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Probleme der Besteuerung
  • Untersuchung von Verteilungsproblemen
  • Methoden zur Beurteilung von Einkommensverteilungen
  • Bewertung von und Wohlfahrtsmessung bei nichtmarktfähigen (öffentlichen/Umwelt-)Gütern
  • Wirkung/Anreize und Ausgestaltung von umweltökonomischen Instrumenten

Veröffentlichungen seit 1995

  • On measurability and comparability: Comment on Pauwels´ ´The implicit welfare weights used when maximizing aggregate surplus´, Journal of Economics 61 (1995), 317-328.
  • Income inequality and differences in household size, Mathematical Social Sciences 30 (1995), 37-55.
  • Consumer´s surplus: simple solutions to an old problem, Bulletin of Economic Research 47 (1995), 285-294.
  • Naive use of environmental policy instruments and market structure, in: C. Carraro, Y. Katsoulacos, A. Xepapadeas (Eds.), Environmental Policy and Market Structure, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1996, 45-64.
  • Social welfare when needs differ: An axiomatic approach, Economica 64 (1997), 233-244.
  • Absolute inequality indices and equivalence differences, in: S. Zandvakili (Ed.), Taxation and Inequality, JAI Press, 1997, 131-152.
  • Selecting preferences for nonmarket goods: possibilities and limitations, Public Finance 52 (1997), 299-315.
  • Relative standards: a positive and normative analysis, Journal of Economics 67 (1998), 17-38.
  • Evaluation of nonmarket goods: Recovering unconditional preferences, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80 (1998), 241-254.
  • Ramsey pricing and environmental regulation, Bulletin of Economic Research 50 (1998), 297-307.
  • Pigouvian taxes under imperfect competition if consumption depends on emissions, gemeinsam mit Oskar von dem Hagen, Environmental and Resource Economics 12 (1998), 507-513.
  • Dual decomposable inequality measures, Canadian Journal of Economics 32 (1999), 234-246.
  • Comment on Fields: "Measuring inequality changes in an economy with income growth" or how reliable is intuition?, Journal of Development Economics 59 (1999), 527-530.
  • Using equivalent income of equivalent adults to rank income distributions, Social Choice and Welfare 16 (1999), 233-258.
  • Relative standards as strategic instruments in open economies, erscheint in: E. Petrakis, E.S. Sartzetakis, A. Xepapadeas (Hrsg.), Environmental Regulation and Market Structure, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1999, 210-232.
  • Consumer´s surplus: simple solutions to an old problem, Bulletin of Economic Research 47 (1995), 285-294, wiederabgedruckt in: J. Creedy (ed.), Economic Welfare: Concepts and Measurement, Volume I, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham 1999, 91-100.
  • Comment on S. Chakravarty´s chapter on ´Measuring Inequality: The Axiomatic Approach´, in: J. Silber (Ed.), Handbook of Income Inequality Measurement, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1999, 183-185.
  • Combined income taxes and tax-benefit systems, gemeinsam mit Peter J. Lambert, Economic Record 75 (1999), 397-404.
  • Consistent income tax structures when households are heterogeneous, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Journal of Economic Theory 90 (2000),116-150.
  • Einige Überlegungen zur Familienbesteuerung, W. Gaertner (Hrsg.), Wirtschaftsethische Perspektiven V, Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik 228/V, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2000, 115-140.
  • Sequential generalized Lorenz dominance and transfer principles, Bulletin of Economic Research 52 (2000), 113-122.
  • An axiomatic characterization of Yitzhaki´s index of individual deprivation, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Economics Letters 68 (2000), 263-270.
  • Equivalizing incomes: A normative approach, International Tax and Public Finance 7 (2000), 619-640.
  • Altruism, redistribution and social insurance, gemeinsam mit Oskar von dem Hagen, Review of Economic Design 5 (2000), 365-385.
  • A general approach to the evaluation of environmental goods, Resource and Energy Economics 23 (2001), 373-388.
  • Welfare, inequality and the transformation of incomes: The case of weighted income distributions, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, erscheint in: P. Moyes, C. Seidl and A.F. Shorrocks (Eds.), Inequalities: Theory, Measurement and Applications, Journal of Economics, Supplement # 9 (2002), 9-50.
  • A simple axiomatization of the Foster, Greer, and Thorbecke poverty orderings, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Journal of Public Economic Theory 4 (2002), 455-473.
  • Exogenous preferences and endogenous tastes or the cause of tastes as an object of preference, gemeinsam mit Oskar von dem Hagen, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 222 (2002), 513-530.
  • Equivalence scales reconsidered, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Econometrica 71, (2003), 319-343.
  • The difficulty of income redistribution with variable labour supply, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Economics Bulletin 8 (2003), 1-9.
  • Inequality measurement for homogeneous groups, Y.Amiel and J.A.Bishop (Eds.) Inequality, welfare and poverty: Theory and Measurement, Research on Economic Inequality, Vol.9 (2003), 47-67.
  • A family of aggregative compromise inequality measures, wieder abgedruckt in: F.A. Cowell (ed.), The Economics of Poverty an Inequality, Volume I, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham 2003,493-506.
  • Environmental goods and the distribution of income, Environmental and Resource Economics 25 (2003) 435-459.
  • Coherent inequality views: Linear invariant measures reconsidered, Mathematical Social Sciences 47 (2004), 1-20.
  • Meaningful environmental indices: A social choice approach, gemeinsam mit Heinz Welsch, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 47 (2004), 270-283.
  • Ein alternativer Ansatz zur Ungleichheitsmessung, erscheint in: V. Arnold (Hrsg.), Wirtschaftsethische Perspektiven VII, Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik 228/VII, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2004, 225-242.
  • Complaints and inequality, gemeinsam mit Frank A. Cowell, Social Choice and Welfare 23 (2004), 71-89.
  • Social welfare, inequality, and poverty when needs differ, Social Choice and Welfare 23 (2004), 415-448.
  • Horizontal equity when equivalence scales are not constant, gemeinsam mit Peter J. Lambert, Public Finance Review 32 (2004), 426-440.
  • Optimal anti-poverty programs: Horizontal equity and the paradox of targeting, Economica 72 (2005), 453-468.
  • Measures of downside risk, Economics Bulletin 4 (2005), No. 16, 1-9.
  • Zur Messung von Risiko, in: S. Müller, T. Jöhnk und A. Bruns (Hrsg.), Beiträge zum Finanz-, Rechnungs- und Bankwesen. Stand und Perspektiven, Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden 2005, 17-33.
  • Budget incidence reconsidered, gemeinsam mit Georg Tillmann, Journal of Economics 88 (2006), 1-19.
  • Extending the cost function, A simple method of modelling environmental regulation, Economics Bulletin 17 (2006), No. 6, 1-6.
  • Wirtschaftsethische Perspektiven VIII (Herausgeber), Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik, Band 228/VIII, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2006.
  • Distribution-neutral provision of public goods, mit Georg Tillmann,  Social Choice and Welfare 29 (2007), 107-124.
  • Revealed preference and household production, Journal of Environmental and Economic Management 53 (2007), 276-289.
  • Environmental emissions and production economics: implications of the materials balance, gemeinsam mit Heinz Welsch, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89 (2007), 287-293.
  • Ethical inequality measures and the redistribution of income when needs differ, Journal of Economic Inequality 5 (2007), 263-278.
  • Income taxation with labour responses, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Journal of Public Economic Theory 9 (2007), 653-682.
  • How progressive is progressive taxation? An axiomatic analysis, gemeinsam mit Georg Tillmann, in: P. Lambert (Ed.), Equity, Research on Economic Inequality,  Vol. 15 (2007), 57-71.
  • Redistributional preference in environmental policy, Finanzarchiv 63 (2007), 548-562.
  • Approximating WTP and WTA for environmental goods from marginal willingness to pay functions, Ecological Economics 66 (2008), 270‑274.
  • Inequality and envy, gemeinsam mit Frank Cowell, Inequality and opportunity, J. Bishop and B. Zheng (Eds.), Research on Economic Inequality 16 (2008), 37‑47.
  • Living standard, social welfare and the redistribution of income in a heterogeneous population, Journal of Public Economic Theory 10 (2008), 873‑889.
  • Taking empirical evidence seriously: The principle of concentration and the measurement of welfare and inequality, Social Choice and Welfare 32 (2009), 555‑574.
  • Household decisions and equivalence scales, gemeinsam mit Patrick Moyes, Journal of Population Economics 22 (2009), 1039-1062.
  • The social evaluation of income distribution: An assessment based on happiness surveys, gemeinsam mit Heinz Welsch, Review of Income and Wealth 55 (2009), 803-819.
  • On the definition of nonessentiality, Economics Bulletin 29 (2009), No.3, 2046-2050.
  • On the measurement of welfare for market and nonmarket goods: A numerical approach, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92 (2010), 102-109.
  • Equity-regarding poverty measures: differences in needs and the role of equivalence scales, Canadian Journal of Economics 43 (2010), 301-322.
  • Household willingness to pay and income pooling: A comment, Economics Letters 107 (2010), 7-9. 
  • Dominance criteria for welfare comparisons: Using equivalent income to describe differences in needs, Theory and Decision 69 (2010) 55-67.
  • The decomposition of inequality reconsidered: Weakly decomposable measures, Mathematical Social Sciences 60 (2010), 94-103.
  • Inequality reducing taxation reconsidered, in: J.A. Bishop (Ed.), Studies in Applied Welfare Analysis: Papers from the third ECINEQ Meeting, Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 18 (2010), 131‑152.
  • Optimal response functions in global pollution problems can be upward-sloping: Accounting for adaptation, gemeinsam mit Heinz Welsch, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 13 (2011), 129‑138.
  • The redistribution of income when needs differ, in: B. Genser, H.J. Ramser und M. Stadler (Hrsg.), Umverteilung und soziale Gerech­tigkeit, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Seminar, Band 40, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2011, 85‑106.
  • Optimal environmental taxes and standards: Implications of the materials balance, gemeinsam mit Heinz Welsch, Ecological Economics 70 (2011), 2454‑2460.
  • The relationship between individual and household measures of WTP and WTA, erscheint in: Social Choice and Welfare 2012.
  • Adaptation and mitigation in global pollution problems: Economic impacts of productivity, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity, gemeinsam mit Heinz Welsch, erscheint in: Environmental and Resource Economics 2012.
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