Stefan Voigt

Stefan Voigt
  • University of Hamburg
  • Professor
  • Residential Fellow (2012-2013)
  • “Economic Effects of Judicial Systems: Normative Underpinnings and Policy Implications”

Stefan Voigt is Professor of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg and director of the Institute of Law & Economics in the Law Department. His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economics of emergency constitutions.

He authored Explaining Constitutional Change (1999) as well as a textbook on Institutional Economics (2nd edition 2009) that has been translated into Czech, Chinese and Arabic. A substantially revised English version is due to appear with Cambridge University Press in 2018.

Stefan has (co-)authored around 100 papers in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics. Voigt is editor of Constitutional Political Economy and on the editorial board of a number of journals including the International Review of Law & Economics and Public Choice.

Voigt is a fellow with CESifo (Munich). He was fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (1999/2000) and senior fellow at the Krupp Kolleg Greifswald (another institute of advanced study) in 2007/8. He has been visiting professor in Aix-en-Provence and Rennes (both France) as well as in Haifa (Israel) and St. Gallen (Switzerland). The German daily Handelsblatt ranks Voigt among the Top-100 German economists according to quality-weighted research output.