Former scholars

Robert Fenge

Robert Fenge, a German citizen, joined Bruegel as a Visiting Fellow during 2007. He is also Researcher at the Department for Public Finance of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich and teaches as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Munich since 1999. Robert holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Magdeburg and received the venia legendi for economics from the University of Munich in 2006.

He has a broad research record in public finance, fiscal federalism, social security, European economic integration and regional policy.

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Working Paper

Public pensions and intra-EU mobility: an unfinished agenda

Cross-border mobility in the EU remains low. This paper looks at how differences in pension systems distort mobility.The authors distinguish between two ways in which national public pension systems can distort intra-EU movements of workers. First, each national pension system may display an inherent mobility bias. Second, mobility distortions may arise from differences between national […]

By: Robert Fenge and Jakob von Weizsäcker Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: April 30, 2008
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External Publication

"Generation Enkellos" und Rentenbeitragsrabatt für Eltern

Jakob von Weizsäcker and Robert Fenge argue that there are two main effects of today’s low fertility rates. It is well known that they will lead to lower pay-as-you-go pensions in the future. At the same time, lower fertility today increases today‘s pensions since people without children work more and therefore pay higher pension contributions. […]

By: Jakob von Weizsäcker and Robert Fenge Topic: Global economy and trade, Macroeconomic policy Date: April 30, 2006