Professur für Finanzwissenschaft

Dr. Christian Bruns


Research Interests

Microeconomics, Public Economics, Political Economics, Game Theory.



Journal Articles

'Mass Media, Instrumental Information, and Electoral Accountability' (with Oliver Himmler), Journal of Public Economics 134, 75-84, 2016.

'Newspaper circulation and local government efficiency' (with Oliver Himmler), Scandinavian Journal of Economics 113(2), 470-492, 2011.

'Media activity and public spending' (with Oliver Himmler), Economics of Governance 11(4), 309-332, 2010.



Working Papers

Accountability with Large Electorates (with Emre Aytimur), 2016.
R&R, Economic Journal

A Theory of Political Accountability and Journalism (with Oliver Himmler), MPRA Working Paper 59286, 2014.



Work in Progress

Public broadcasting - A political economy perspective.

Media attention and biased government policies (with Mariana Lopes da Fonseca).

Ideological positioning and electoral accountability (with Robert Schwager).

Repeated elections and voter motives with large electorates (with Emre Aytimur).




Paper Presentations


(* marks presentation by co-author)

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich, 2017.

ZEW Public Finance Conference, Mannheim, 2017.

Workshop on Microeconomics, Lüneburg, 2017.

Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Freiburg, 2016.*

Workshop on Microeconomics, Lüneburg, 2016.

Lisbon Meeting on Institutions and Political Economy, 2016.

EEA - Annual Congress, Mannheim, 2015.

APET Meeting, Luxembourg, 2015.*

The 14th Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet - Conference in Public Economics, Aix-en-Provence, 2015.

Verein fuer Socialpolitik - Annual Meeting, Hamburg, 2014.

Ökonomisches Kolloquium am IAAEU, Trier, 2013.

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Econ Workshop, Bonn, 2013.

Verein fuer Socialpolitik - Annual Meeting, Duesseldorf, 2013.

APET Meeting, Lisbon, 2013.

The 12th Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet - Conference in Public Economics, Aix-en-Provence, 2013.

6th CESifo Workshop on Political Economy, Dresden, 2012.

68th Congress of the IIPF, Dresden, 2012.

Public Choice Society - Annual Meeting, Miami, 2012.

4. Volkswirtschaftlicher Workshop, Tübingen, 2012.

Verein fuer Socialpolitik - Annual Meeting, Magdeburg, 2009.

Workshop 'Taxation, Public Provision and the Future of the Nordic Welfare Model', Helsinki, 2009.*

The 8th Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet - Conference in Public Economics, Marseille, 2009.

Public Choice Society - Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 2009.

3rd NHH/UiB PhD Workshop, Bergen, 2008.*

2nd CESifo Workshop on Political Economy, Dresden, 2008.

Verein fuer Socialpolitik - Annual Meeting, Graz, 2008.

23rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Milan, 2008.*

17th Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, Silvaplana.

2nd Joint Workshop on Public Economics, Universities of Goettingen, Hannover and Paderborn; Goettingen, 2008.

Royal Economic Society Annual Meeting, Warwick University, 2008.

Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2008.

63rd Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Warwick University, 2007.

Media and Communication: Quantitative and Econometric Analysis, Paris, 2007.

Joint Workshop on Public Economics, Universities of Goettingen, Hannover and Paderborn; Hannover, 2007.