Since April 2009 Berthold Wigger has been the head of the Chair of Public Finance and Public Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Before this, he held the Chair of Public Finance at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In the past, he spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of Southern California, the Università di Salerno, the Max-Planck-Institute for Demografic Research in Rostock, the University of California at Berkeley, the International Monetary Fund, the ifo Munich, and the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Berthold Wigger is an expert in public finance and focuses his research on taxation and public expenditure. Current research projects study education financing, tax treatment of charitable giving, the future funding for retirement pensions and the design of fiscal rules. Berthold Wigger is a member of the scientific advisory council at the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Kronberger Kreis of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft. Furthermore, he is a research professor at the ZEW Mannheim and a research fellow of the CESifo Munich.
Dulleck, Uwe and Berthold U. Wigger (2015), Politicians as experts, electoral control and fiscal restraints, Journal of Public Economics, 121, 106–116.
Edwards, Nancy and Berthold U. Wigger (2015), The Professional Partnership: An Alternative Model for Public University Governance Reform. In: Welpe I.M., J. Wollersheim, S. Ringelhan und M. Osterloh (eds.), Incentives and Performance - Governance of Research Organizations, Springer.
Bruckmeier, Kerstin and Berthold U. Wigger (2014), The Effects of Tuition Fees on Transition from High School to University in Germany, Economics of Education Review, 41, 14-23.
Bruckmeier, Kerstin, Georg-Benedikt Fischer und Berthold U. Wigger (2013), The willingness to pay for higher education: Does the type of fee matter?, Applied Economics Letters, 20, 1279-1282.