Achim Kemmerling

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Oktober 6 u. 7
+36 1 327-3000/ 2475

Achim Kemmerling is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Department of International Relations and the School of Public Policy, Central European University Budapest where he teaches courses on methodology, political economy and development. He has published in academic journals of various disciplines (e.g. Public Choice, JEPP, EUP, and JCMS) on issues of tax policy, social and labor market policies, and fiscal federalism. His monograph "Taxing the Working Poor" (Edward Elgar 2009) deals with the political and economic tradeoffs between redistribution and job incentives for poor workers. He has worked as a consultant to the German parliament, the German Society for Technical Cooperation (former GTZ, now GIZ) and the European Investment Bank.

His research interests are

  • Welfare State and Tax Policies
  • Theories and Methods of Political Economy
  • International Development, Poverty and Inequality

Currently he is working on issues of welfare state reforms, microcapital and the political instability of welfare states in Latin America. For further inquiries please contact him directly.


Diplom in Political Science - Free University Berlin
MA in International Political Economy - Warwick University
PhD in Political Science - Free University Berlin