Hans Peter Grüner studied economics and mathematics at Heidelberg University. 1994 Docteur de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (dissertation on "Central Bank Credibility and Labor Markets in Europe"). Hans Peter Grüner's research focuses on the design of political and economic institutions. His main fields of interests are political economy, mechanism design, economic and monetary policy, capital market theory, labor market reform and the theory of income and wealth distribution. Grüner has been a consultant to several companies and institutions including UBS, BMW, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. Since 2006 he is an adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin. He was awarded fellowships from the EU-Commission and from DAAD. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR, London, a member of the Royal Economic Society and Verein für Socialpolitik, and a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Political Economy. He was an academic visitor at Oxford University, Bocconi University, University of Pennsilvania, London Business School, the Toyota Center at the LSE, UCL, and the Hebrew University Jerusalem.