Public Economics

Büro / Office 5.32

Stephanie Armbruster
Assistant / PhD candidate

Stephanie Armbruster

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

Öffentliche Finanzen

Assistant / PhD candidate

WWZ / Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 33 04

Current position:
since 11/2019 Postdoctoral researcher, University Freiburg i.Br., Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management, Germany
since 5/2015 Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Basel, Switzerland

Fields of interest:
General:Public Economics, Environmental Economics, Political Economics
Detail: Inequality, Preferences, Redistribution, Fiscal Federalism, Public good provision, tax competition, Migration

Decentralization with porous borders: Public production in a federation with tax competition and spillovers, with Beat Hintermann, International Tax and Public Finance (2019): 1-37. 

Current Working Papers and Work in Progress

  • Armbruster, Stephanie, 2020. "The fair-minded rich and healthy? (Youth) unemployment, inequality and fairness concerns in preferences for redistribution," Working papers 2020/02, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel
  • Informed by wet feet: How do floods affect property prices? with Beat Hintermann and Andreas Zischg
  • Inequality-Led Migration and Endogenous Economic Growth with Annie Tubadji, Peter Nijkamp, Joachim Moeller and Corrado Benassi
  • Traffic Congestion, Public Transport and Air Quality: How Effective is Particular Matter Alarm? with Valentin Klotzbücher
  • Lost in Lockdown? The Effect of Covid--19 Social Distancing and Quarantine Policies on Suicidal Ideation in Germany, with Valentin Klotzbücher and Ingo Eckert
  • Risk, Uncertainty and Insurance under Climate Change, with Stefan Baumgärtner 
  • Are risk avers farmers more sustainable? Risk management of commercial cattle farmers in Namibia, with Stefan Baumgärtner


  • 5/2015 - 12/2019 - Ph.D., Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel, Switzerland, supervised by Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann and Prof. Dr. Kurt Schmidheiny
  • 10/ 2012 - 3/ 2015 - M. Sc. in Economics , Anita August Prize for best thesis: Inequality and preferences for redistribution, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 10/ 2009 - 7/ 2012 - B.Sc. in Economics, Top 5\%,  Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany


    • 2019 - 2020 - Assistant Bachelor Course Environmental Economics, Assistant Master Course The Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, University of Freiburg
    • 2015 - 2020  - Assistant Bachelor Seminar, Assistant Master Seminar in Public Economics, Tutor Advanced Public Economics, University of Basel