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Armin STEINBACH

Professor

Tax & Law

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Biography

Armin Steinbach is Professor of Law and Economics, European Law and International Law at HEC Paris and Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. Previously, Armin held academic posts as Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Oxford University's Nuffield College (2014-2020), Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2016-2018), visiting professor at University of St. Gallen (2015) and University of Mannheim (2016), and visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for European Studies (2012).

As government official for more than ten years, Armin headed the fiscal policy division in the German Ministry of Finance, the economic policy division in the Ministry of Economic and Energy Affairs, and served as ministerial secondment in the German parliament. He also worked at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva and as attorney-at-law with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels. In 2017, Armin was appointed to the WTO list of panelists serving the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.

With his mixed background in academia and public service, Armin's research aims at interdisciplinary inquiry and bridging academic research and policy-making. Besides his academic publications as author of several books and more than fifty scientific articles, Armin has been a contributor to Die Zeit, Handelsblatt, Die Welt, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Armin obtained his Habilitation from University of Bonn, for which he was awarded the Science Prize of the German Society of Legislation. He also holds a Doctor of Laws from University of Munich, Doctor of Economics from University of Erfurt, Master of Laws from Vrij Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Master in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin.

Scientific articles

The Federalism Dimension of Proportionality

European Law Journal, Forthcoming,

Monetary Financing and Fiscal Discipline

International Review of Law and Economics, December 2021, vol. 68, n° 106004, (in coll. with O. HÜLSEWIG)

Neo-Liberalism, State-Capitalism and Ordo-Liberalism: ‘Institutional Economics’ and ‘Constitutional Choices’ in Multilevel Trade Regulation

The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 2021, vol. 22, n° 1, pp 1-40, (in coll. with E.-U. Petersmann)

Fiscal rules and structural reforms

International Review of Law and Economics, June 2019, vol. 58, pp 34-42, (in coll. with R. Sajedi)

Ein CO2-Preis für Energieträger

JuristenZeitung, 2019, vol. 74, n° 23, pp 1139-1149,

EU economic governance after the crisis: revisiting the accountability shift in EU economic governance

Journal of European Public Policy, 2019, vol. 26, n° 9, pp 1354-1372,

Compliance effects of sovereign debt cuts

International Review of Law and Economics, December 2019, vol. 60, n° 105854, (in coll. with E. Janeba)

Der politische Beamte als verfassungsrechtliches Problem

Verwaltungsarchiv, 2018, vol. 109, n° 1, pp 2-32,

The EU debt crisis: Testing and revisiting conventional legal doctrine

International Review of Law and Economics, aout 2017, vol. 51, pp 29-37, (in coll. with P. De Grauwe, Y. Ji)

All’s well that ends well? Crisis policy after the German constitutional court’s ruling in

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 2017, vol. 24, n° 1, pp 140-149,

Books

Ökonomische Analyse des Europa- und Völkerrechts

Mohr Siebeck (in coll. with A. VAN AAKEN)

EU Liability and International Economic Law

Hart Publishing

Kommentar zum Netzausbau

Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York

Messstellenbetriebsgesetz

Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York (in coll. with M. WEISE)

Rationale Gesetzgebung

Mohr Siebeck

Verwaltungsrechtsprechung

Mohr Siebeck

Economic Policy Coordination in the Euro Area

Routledge, London

Kommentar zum Netzausbau

Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York

Damit Deutschland vorankommt – Kompass für eine progressive Wirtschaftspolitik

Berliner vorwärts Verlagsgesellschaft (in coll. with H. HEIL)

Nach der Krise ist vor der Krise

Metropolis (in coll. with P. STEINBERG)

Scientific articles

Monetary Financing and Fiscal Discipline

International Review of Law and Economics, December 2021, vol. 68, n° 106004, (in coll. with O. HÜLSEWIG)

Neo-Liberalism, State-Capitalism and Ordo-Liberalism: ‘Institutional Economics’ and ‘Constitutional Choices’ in Multilevel Trade Regulation

The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 2021, vol. 22, n° 1, pp 1-40, (in coll. with E.-U. Petersmann)

Compliance effects of sovereign debt cuts

International Review of Law and Economics, December 2019, vol. 60, n° 105854, (in coll. with E. Janeba)

Ein CO2-Preis für Energieträger

JuristenZeitung, 2019, vol. 74, n° 23, pp 1139-1149,

Books

Ökonomische Analyse des Europa- und Völkerrechts

Mohr Siebeck (in coll. with A. VAN AAKEN)

EU Liability and International Economic Law

Hart Publishing

Kommentar zum Netzausbau

Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York

Messstellenbetriebsgesetz

Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York (in coll. with M. WEISE)

Education

  • Habilitation, University of Bonn - Germany
  • Doctorate in Economics, University of Erfurt - Germany
  • Legal State Board Examination, (admission to the bar) Hamburg - Germany
  • Doctorate in Law, University of Munich - Germany
  • M.Sc. in Economics, Humboldt University Berlin - Germany
  • LL. M., Free University Brussels - Belgium

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2021- Professor, Business Law and Taxation HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2014-2020 Gwilym Gibbon Fellow University of Oxford
  • 2019- Affiliate Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • 2016-2018 Jean Monnet Fellow European University Institute, Florence
  • 2016- Visiting Professor University of Mannheim
  • 2015- Visiting professor Université de Saint-Gall
  • 2012- Visiting scholar Harvard University