Cluster member Jonas Löbbing wins Reinhard-Selten prize

15.10.2020

Cluster member Jonas Löbbing receives the Reinhard Selten Prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, for his paper “Redistributive Income Taxation with Directed Technical Change”. The prize is awarded by the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association) to young researchers whose work demonstrates sound methodology and originality and whose research questions are of particular relevance to the field.

In his work, Löbbing addresses the question of how optimal taxation of labor income can be realized in an economy with directed technological change. With his work, the prize winner provides the basis for further economic policy discussions on the topic of taxation.

“Our warmest congratulations to Jonas Löbbing. We are very pleased with this excellent contribution to economic research,” acknowledges Andreas Schabert, Cologne-based spokesperson of ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy.

The prize was awarded during the annual conference of the Verein für Socialpolitk (VfS). The event was held virtually for the first time from September 27 to 30. Jonas Löbbing was a member of the Young ECONtribute Program, the junior researcher program of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute. Jonas Löbbing started at the University of Munich on October 1, 2020.