Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy

Prof. Tom Krebs, Ph.D.

Tom Krebs is a Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim. He studied Physics and Economics at the University of Hamburg and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 1995.  Before joining the University of Mannheim in 2006, he held faculty positions at Brown University, Columbia University Business School, University of Illinois, and Syracuse University.


In his research, Tom Krebs has analyzed how economic policy affects standard macroeconomic variables as well as indicators of the well-being of individual households. His research covers a wide range of policy issues: tax policy, labor market policy, trade policy, stabilization policy, and education policy, among others. The results of his work have been published in leading academic journals and have been used in policy reports for the IMF, World Bank, BMWi, and Bertelsmann Foundation.

Research    Policy Work

Tom Krebs is also the coordinator of the DFG (German Research Foundation) priority program “Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomic Performance”, a research network of about 50 researchers working on 20 different projects.


Tom Krebs is on leave at the German Finance Ministry in fall semester 2019.


Prof. Tom Krebs, Ph.D.

Prof. Tom Krebs, Ph.D.

Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy
University of Mannheim
Department of Economics
L7, 3–5 – Room P05/06
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1762
Fax: +49 621 181–1841
E-mail: tkrebs
Consultation hour(s):
For an appointment please contact Corinna Jann–Grahovac.