Martina Eckardt, Prof. Dr. rer. pol., graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 1992. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in 1998 and her Habilitation from Rostock University in 2005. She has taught at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg (1993-1998), at Rostock University (1999-2005) and at the University Witten-Herdecke (2005-2007). Since 2007 she holds a chair in Public Finance and Public Economics at the Andrássy University Budapest (AUB). She has been Dean at the Department of International Relations (2008-2010) and serves as member of the University Council since 2010. Her research topics include social policy, law and economics, institutional economics, inter alia. Since 2014 she is Board member of the German Law and Economics Association.
Market-Based Social Policies
by Martina Eckardt Traditionally, social policy concentrates on redistribution. Via taxation and social insurance social risks are mitigated so as to allow for maintaining a decent standard of living even in case of additional need of income (due to illness,...