Professor em. Dr. Bengt-Arne Wickström
Professor Dr. Wickström has been Professor of Public Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 1992 to 2013 and now teaches at the University of Budapest. Earlier, he held chairs at the Johannes-Kepler-Universität in Linz, Austria, and at the University of Bergen, Norway.
His fields of research include welfare theory, especially economic theory of justice, public choice theory, evolutionary economics, as well as the theory of pension systems.
From 2003 to 2013 he was project leader of the ISSEM and the ISSEM.
Some representative publications are: "Decentralzation and pressure group activities" in Optimal decisions in markets and planned economices (R.E. Quant and D. Triska, Eds.), Boulder: Westview Press (1990); "Precedence, privilege, preferences, plus Pareto principle: Some examples on egalitarian ethics and economic efficiency" in Public Choice (1992); "Politically stable pay-as-you-go pension systems: Why the social insurance budget is too small in a democracy" (with Johann K. Brunner) in Journal of Economics / Zeitschrift fuer Nationaloekonomie (1993); "Equilibrium seleciton in linguistig games: Kial ni (ne) parolas esperanton?" (with Werner Gueth and Martin Strobel) in Understanding Strategic Interaction: Essays in honor of Reinhard Selten (Wulf Albers et al., Eds.), Berlin: Springer Verlag (1996); and "The use of scandals in the progress of society" (with Manfred J. Holler) in Homo oeconomicus (1999).