Department of Economics

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Robert Leu

Personal Informations

Contact Details

Office: A325
Phone: 031 631 40 90
Email: robert.leu@vwi.unibe.ch


Curriculum Vitae

Short CV (download; pdf)

Employment History

since 2012 Professor emeritus
2006 - 2011 Head of the Department of Economics, University of Bern
2004 - 2006 Dean, faculty of economics and social sciences, University of Bern
1998 - 2000 Dean, faculty of law, economics and social sciences, University of Bern
Since 1989 Professor of Economics, University of Bern
1986 - 1989 Professor of Economics, University of St. Gallen
1984 - 1985 Guest Professor, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz (Germany)
1981 - 1986 Oberassistent ("assistant professor"), Economics Institute, University of Basel
1979 - 1980 Postdoctoral studies, Honorary Fellow, University of Madison (Wisconsin)
1977 - 1979 Oberassistent, Economics Institute, University of Basel
1973 - 1977 Scientific collaborator of the Swiss Federal Office of Health
1972 - 1973 Systems Engineer, IBM Zürich
1966 - 1971 Secondary School Teacher (part-time), Basel

Education

1983 Degree as Privatdozent (Habilitation),
University of Basel (venia docendi: economics)
1977 Degree as Dr. rer. pol (Ph.D.), University of Basel (summa cum laude)
1971 Degree as lic. rer. pol. (master in economics), University of Basel
1966 Matur, Realgymnasium Basel

Main Research Areas

Public policy, public finance, health economics

Professional Experience

Execution of a large number of research projects financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation and other public or private institutions. Economic advisor to executive and legislative bodies on all policy levels in Switzerland, to the chamber of commerce in Basel and to the WHO in Geneva. Refereeing activity for various international journals such as JHE, Kyklos, Soc. Sci. Med., HEC, etc.