Cornelius Schneider is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Currently, he is visiting the Norwegian Centre for Taxation (NoCeT) at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Before joining the University of Mannheim, he obtained a PhD from the University of Cologne and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn.
His research interests center around questions of optimal taxation and public economics, specifically using methods from experimental and behavioral economics. Currently, he explores potentially positive welfare implications of evasion opportunities in tax regimes – a joint research agenda with Prof. Wladislaw Mill for which Dr. Schneider was granted the DAAD Prime fellowship. Another line of his research addresses how personal preferences, (mis)perceptions and norms can inform optimal tax policies.