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Personal profile

Research interests

Horst Feldmann has been at the University of Bath since 2006. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Hamburg (Germany) in 1990.

From 1991 to 2005, he worked in the Department of Economics at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he was awarded the titles 'Privatdozent' in 1998 and 'apl. Professor' in 2006.

He held visiting positions at the University of Washington, George Mason University, Clarkson University (USA) and at the University of Ulm (Germany).

He is a top 1% author on RePEc's 'Number of journal pages, weighted by number of authors' list.

Research interests

  • Institutional Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Education Economics


Horst Feldmann's publications include three books, more than ninety papers in refereed journals and numerous chapters in edited books. His papers have been published in, among others, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, Economics Letters and Southern Economic Journal. If you are interested in any of his papers, please email him to obtain a PDF offprint.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Interested in supervising empirical research on the determinants of factors that are crucial for long-term development. Prime examples of such factors are education, saving, a strong work ethic and individual liberty (and the institutions on which it rests - especially, private property and the rule of law).

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions