Dr Alexander Haupt
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Dr Alexander Haupt

Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Alexander can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Environmental economics
  • International tax competition
  • Migration
  • Economic integration and international trade

Alexander Haupt is Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics at the University of Plymouth. His research in predominately in the areas of public and environmental economics. Alexander analyses key challenges that societies face in the presence of increasing economic integration and global environmental problems. His publication topics range from international environmental agreements and energy efficiency to international tax competition and skilled labour mobility. Over the years, Alexander has been taking on various roles, including Head of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Coordinator of the Business School's submission to the Research Excellence Framework and Lead of the Research Group Markets, Innovation and Competition. Before joining the University of Plymouth, he held positions at the European University Viadrina and the Universities of Regensburg and Mainz. His research visits include a one-year stay at the University of Colorado at Boulder and shorter stays at the University of Munich, Beijing Normal University and the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. Alexander is a Research Fellow of CESifo in Munich and a member of the Committees for Environmental and Resource Economics and for Population Economics of the German Economic Association.


Qualifications

PhD in Economics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

MSc in Economics, University of Bonn

 

Roles on external bodies

CESifo Research Network Fellow, Center for Economic Studies, University of Munich

Member of the Committee for Environmental and Resource Economics of the German Economic Association

Member of the Committee for Population Economics of the German Economic Association

 

Teaching interests

 

Environmental and Resource Economics; Public Economics; Microeconomics, Game Theory and its Applications; International Economics

 

Research interests

Environmental Policy, Energy Efficiency and International Trade; International Environmental Agreements; International Tax Competition; Economic Integration and Factor Mobility; Education, Human Capital, and Migration; Federalism

Other research

Research Visits

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Department of Economics

Beijing Normal University, School of Economics and Business Administration

Center for Economic Studies at the University of Munich

University of Colorado at Boulder, Economics Department

Grants & contracts

Visiting Fellowship, Beijing Normal University, School of Economics and Business Administration

Visiting Fellowship, Center for Economic Studies (CES), University of Munich

Research Grant within the Priority Programme ‘Institutional Design of Federal Systems: Theory and Empirical Evidence’ (SPP 1142) of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

Research Grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation: Visiting Scholarship, University of Colorado at Boulder, Economics Department

 

Journals

Haupt A & Krieger T. (2020) 'The Role of Relocation Mobility in Tax and Subsidy Competition' Journal of Urban Economics 116, 103196. DOI, WP 

Haupt A, Krieger T & Lange T (2016) 'Competition for the International Pool of Talent' Journal of Population Economics 29 (4), pp 1113-1154.  DOI, WP

Buchholz W, Haupt A & Peters W (2016) 'Equity as a Prerequisite for Stability of Cooperation on Global Public Good Provision' Environmental and Resource Economics 65 (1), pp 61-78.  DOI, WP

Buchholz W, Haupt A & Peters W (2016) 'Erratum to: Equity as a Prerequisite for Stability of Cooperation on Global Public Good Provision' Environmental and Resource Economics 65 (1), p 79.  DOI

Brzeskot M & Haupt A (2013) 'Environmental Policy and the Energy Efficiency of Vertically Differentiated Consumer Products' Energy Economics 36, pp 444 - 453.  DOI  

Buchholz W, Haupt A & Peters W (2013) 'International Environmental Agreements, Fiscal Federalism, and Constitutional Design' Review of International Economics 21 (4), pp 705 - 718.  DOI  

Haupt A (2012) 'The Evolution of Public Spending on Higher Education in a Democracy' European Journal of Political Economy 28 (4), pp 557 – 573.  DOI  

Dascher K & Haupt A (2011) 'The Political Economy of Regional Integration Projects at Borders where Poor and Rich Meet: The Role of Cross-Border Shopping and Community Sorting' Journal of Urban Economics 69 (1), pp 148 - 164. DOI 

Haupt A & Janeba E (2009) 'Education, Redistribution and the Threat of Brain Drain' International Tax and Public Finance 16 (1), pp 1 – 24. DOI 

Haupt A & Uebelmesser S (2009) 'Voting on Labour-Market Integration and Education Policy when Citizens Differ in Mobility and Ability' Public Finance and Management 9 (3), pp 360 - 392. DOI

Haupt A (2006) 'Environmental Policy in Open Economies and Monopolistic Competition' Environmental and Resource Economics 33 (2), pp 143 – 167. DOI 

Buchholz W, Haupt A & Peters W (2005) 'International Environmental Agreements and Strategic Voting' Scandinavian Journal of Economics 107 (1), pp 175 - 195. DOI 

Haupt A & Peters W (2005) 'Restricting Preferential Tax Regimes to Avoid Harmful Tax Competition' Regional Science and Urban Economics 35 (5), pp 493 – 507. DOI  

Haupt A & Janeba E (2003) 'Bildung im Zeitalter mobile Humankapitals / Education in the Era of Mobile Human Capital' (in German with English Summary) Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research (Special Issue: Education Policy) 72 (2), pp 173 - 187. DOI

Haupt A & Peters W (2003) 'Voting on Public Pensions with Hands and Feet' Economics of Governance 4 (1), pp 57 - 80. DOI  

Haupt A (2000) 'Environmental Product Standards, International Trade and Monopolistic Competition' International Tax and Public Finance 7 (4-5), pp 585 - 608. DOI 

Haupt A & Peters W (1998) 'Public Pensions and Voting on Immigration' Public Choice 95 (3-4), pp 403 - 413. DOI 

Chapters


Haupt A, Krieger T & Lange T (2014) 'Education Policy, Student Migration, and Brain Drain' in: Gérard M & Uebelmesser S (Eds.) The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy, Cambridge (Ma): MIT Press, pp 287-319.

Haupt A & Peters W (2003) 'Immigration und soziale Sicherung / Immigration and Social Security' (in German) in: Schmähl W (Ed.) Soziale Sicherung und Arbeitsmarkt / Social Security and the Labour Market, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp 183 – 208. 

Haupt A & Peters W (2001) 'Umweltpolitik als strategische Handelspolitik / Environmental Policy as Strategic Trade Policy' (in German) in: Schulz WF et al. (Eds.) Lexikon Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften / Handbook of Sustainable Economics, Munich: Oldenbourg, pp 495 – 499. 

Internet Publications

Haupt A (2018) 'The Taxing Question Posed by Brexit' iSPER Brexit Series Opinion Piece, University of Plymouth. LINK

Haupt A (2017) 'International Tax Competition and Corporate Taxation in the Wake of Brexit' iSPER Brexit Series Paper VII, University of Plymouth. LINK

Haupt A, Krieger T & Lange T (2010) 'War for Talent: Curse or Blessing for Developing Countries' (in German) Oekonomenstimme 30/09/2010, LINK 

Other Publications

Policy Papers

Haupt A (2017) 'International Tax Competition and Corporate Taxation in the Wake of Brexit' iSPER Brexit Series Paper VII, University of Plymouth. LINK 

Book Reviews

Haupt A (2002) 'Review on Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy (AJ Auerbach and RD Lee, Eds.)' Journal of Economics 77 (1), pp 101-105. DOI

Other academic activities

 

Referee for Journals

Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics, CESifo Economic Studies, Demographic Research, Eastern Economic Journal, Economic Modelling, Economica, E-conomics, Economics Bulletin, Economics of Governance, Education Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis, German Economic Review, Higher Education, International Economic Review, International Economics and Economic Policy, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Urban Economics, Manchester School, Papers in Regional Science, Public Choice, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal

Referee for Research Foundations

German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)