Giacomo Corneo is Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy at the Free University of Berlin. He studied economics at Universitá Bocconi in Milan, received a Ph.D. from the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics and got Habilitation at the University of Bonn. He taught at ENPC in Paris, at the University of Bonn, and the University of Osnabrück. He served as senior advisor at Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances in Paris.
He has been managing editor of the Journal of Economics since 2004. He is co-editor of Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik and serves as associate editor of the International Review of Economics and the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. He is Research Fellow of CEPR, London, CESifo, Munich, IMK, Düsseldorf, and IZA, Bonn.
Professor Corneo has published several works in the fields of public economics, labour economics, comparative economics, industrial organisation, and growth theory. His papers appear in various periodicals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics. He has written three books, the latest, 'Is Capitalism Obsolete?', was translated in various languages. His research interests include inequality and redistribution, public finance, and the economics of values and norms. He is the director of the Ph.D. program 'Public Economics and Inequality'.