Bernd Huber

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Bernd Huber (2012)

Bernd Huber (born May 20, 1960 in Wuppertal ) is Professor of Economics and President of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .


After graduating from high school in Wuppertal, Huber studied economics at the University of Giessen from 1979 to 1984 . From 1985 to 1994 he was a research assistant and academic advisor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Würzburg . In 1988 he received his doctorate there with a thesis on "National Debt and Allocation Efficiency" and in 1994 he received his habilitation with a study on "Optimal financial policy and temporal inconsistency" .

In 1993/94 Huber held a C3 professorship at the University of Bochum. After a brief teaching position at the University of Dresden and a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich , he received in 1994 a call to the chair of finance at LMU with the main research areas Public Finance and unemployment and government debt .

In addition to his academic work, Huber is also active in university politics. From 1995 to 2000 he was a member of the budget commission of the LMU and since 1999 also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Ministry of Finance . In 2000, Huber was elected Dean of the Faculty of Economics, and on February 7, 2002, the extended Senate of the LMU elected him the 710th Rector of the university.

He took office on October 1, 2002. Due to the new constitution of the LMU, which was decided on March 22, 2007, his official title has been President since July 1, 2007 . The student representatives held Huber responsible for what they considered to be the inadequate implementation of the Bologna process, which led to student protests and the like. a. to the fact that Julian Nida-Rümelin was an opposing candidate for the 2010 presidential election. However, after the success of the university in the competition of the Excellence Initiative (title of “Elite University” and around 180 million euros in additional funding), Huber had the deans and the university council behind him and was confirmed in office with 15: 1 votes. Huber was most recently re-elected in an election in October 2018. His fifth term runs from 2019 to 2025.

Bernd Huber is married and has two children.


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. LMU President Huber confirmed in office - LMU Munich. Retrieved January 24, 2020 .