Dr. Martin Mosler

Co-founder and Partner of Munich Economics


Martin is currently working as the Head of the Fiscal Sustainability Department at the Swiss Institute for Economic Research. Before, he was Junior Economist at the ifo Institute for Economic Research, one of Europe’s most renowned think-tanks for economic policy analysis. As a project leader at its Center for Public Finance and Political Economy, he regularly and successfully completes consulting projects for high-level clients, such as the German Federal Ministry of Finance, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation or high net-worth individuals. He focuses on empirical research, including big data analyses and data visualisation. At the ifo Institute, he inter alia programmed the Tax Microsimulation Model ifo-TSM-TA and contributed to the official German Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020.

Martin received his PhD in Economics from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) in August 2021. He was a guest researcher at Renmin University in Beijing and Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv. Before, Martin studied at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Mannheim, and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Martin holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Economics, and finished both programs in the top ten percent of his class. He was selected, among others, for the LMU RUC Young Researcher Scholarship, the German National Scholarship and the Ramon Areces Scholarship by the Spanish Royal Office.

Professionally, Martin has supported policy advocacy and capacity strengthening at the United Nations. As a Carlo Schmid Fellow at UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia, he argued for fiscal sustainability during discussions with state secretaries in the Maldives, and developed a fiscal cost-benefit-model to examine economic returns on public nutrition programs in India. He later joined Germany’s state-owned KfW Banking Group where he collaborated on country-level credit line management, and analysed financial integration in West Africa. Before his academic studies, Martin worked in Hong Kong for a year and in Guayaquil for a couple of months.

Martin is an expert on applied fiscal policy and regional economics. He has authored four peer-reviewed academic articles and over 25 policy reports during his PhD studies, was a guest expert for the Wirtschaftswoche magazine and RTL television broadcasting, and regularly engaged with national and international policy-makers.