Christian Traxler is Professor of Economics at the Hertie School of Governance. Using experimental policy evaluation approaches, he studies questions in public and behavioural economics, with a focus on tax evasion and enforcement. Before joining the Hertie School in 2013, he held a Chair for Public Economics at the University of Marburg. Between 2006 and 2011, he had research and visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Bonn), the University of Amsterdam, and the Office of Tax Policy Research at the University of Michigan. Professor Traxler studied economics at the Universities of Vienna, Carlos III de Madrid and the LMU Munich, where he received his PhD in 2006.