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Dr. Zarko Kalamov


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Raum: H 5139

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Articles in Refereed Journals
Kalamov, Z. Y. and M. Runkel (2020), Taxes on Unhealthy Food and Externalities in the Parental Choice of Children's Diet, Health Economics, 29(8), 938-944.

Kalamov, Z. Y. (2020), A Sales Tax is better at Promoting Healthy Diets than the Fat Tax and the Thin Subsidy, Health Economics, 29, 353-366.
Kalamov, Z.Y. (2020), "Safe Haven or Earnings Stripping Rules: a Prisoner's Dilemma?", International Tax and Public Finance, 27, 38-76.
Kalamov, Z. Y. and M. Runkel (2016), "On the Implications of Introducing Cross-Border Loss-Offset in the European Union", Journal of Public Economics 144, 78-89.
Kalamov, Z. Y. and K. Staal (2016), "Public Debt, Bailouts and Common Bonds", International Tax and Public Finance 23, 670-692.
Kalamov, Z. Y. (2013), "Risk Sharing and the Efficiency of Public Good Provision under Tax Competition", Regional Science and Urban Economics 43, 676-683.
Kalamov, Z. Y. (2012), "Prudent Fiscal Policy in the Presence of Bailout Expectations", FinanzArchiv 68, 365-382.
Working Papers
Kalamov, Z.Y. (2020), Not all Profit Shifting is Created Equal? An Analysis of Internal Debt, CESifo Working Paper 8144.
Kalamov, Z.Y. and M. Runkel (2020), Present-Focused Preferences and Sin Good Consumption at the Extensive and Intensive Margins, CESifo Working Paper 8237.
Kalamov, Z.Y. and M. Runkel (2019), Sin Tax, Insurance and the Correction of Internalities, mimeo.
Kalamov, Z.Y. and K. Staal (2019), Too-big-to-fail in Federations?, mimeo.
Kalamov, Z.Y. and M. Runkel (2018), Paternalistic Taxation of Unhealthy Food and the Intensive versus Extensive Margin of Obesity, CESifo Working Paper 6911.

Kalamov, Z. Y. (2015), On the other Benefit of Fiscal Policy Coordination when Capital Markets are Imperfect, mimeo.


Place of Birth:
Plovdiv (Bulgaria)                                           
Date of Birth:
July 2, 1985
Marital Status:
married, one daughter, one son
Academic Degrees
Dr. rer. oec. (equiv. Ph.D. in Economics), University of Technology Berlin, Title: Three Essays on Tax Competition under Uncertainty, Grade: summa cum laude

Master of Science, International Economics and Finance, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Bachelor of Science, Management and Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Present Positions
Since 2011:
Research Associate, Chair of Public Sector and Health Economics, University of Technology Berlin, Germany
Since 2015:
Fellow of the Berlin Center for Consumer Policies (BCCP)
Since 2016:
Research Associate of the Berlin Economics Research Associates (BERA)

Previous Positions
Research Associate, Chair of Public Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Tutor for scholarship receives from DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Germany
Tutor, Institute for Mathematical Stochastics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Research Interests
Public Economics:
Taxation of Multinational Firms
Tax Competition
Public Debt
Health Economics:
Sin Taxes
Presentations at Conferences
Association for Public Economic Theory
2014 (Seattle)
Canadian Economics Association
2011 (Ottawa)
CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics
2016* (Munich)
Doctoral Meeting of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
2011 (Oxford)
European Health Economics Association Conference
2016 (Hamburg)
European Health Economics Workshop
2016* (Hamburg)
German Association for Health Economics (DGGÖ) Conference
2016* (Berlin)
International Institute of Public Finance
2011 (Ann Arbor), 2012 (Dresden), 2013 (Taormina), 2014* (Lugano), 2015* (Dublin), 2016* (Nevada)
European Economic Association
2012 (Malaga), 2016* (Geneva)
Meeting of the European Public Choice Society
2015* (Groningen)
Verein fur Socialpolitik
2015 (Munster)
ZEW Public Finance Conference
2015 (Mannheim)

(*= Paper presented by co-author)


Presentations at Seminars
IIPF PhD School
2014 (Oxford)                     
ZEW Research Seminar
2016 (Mannheim)
Participation at Conferences
Fifth Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
2014 (Lindau)                        
Referee for Journals
FinanzArchiv (x2)
International Tax and Public Finance
International Review of Economics and Finance
Journal of Public Economic Theory
Best graduate in the M.Sc. Program International Economics and Finance, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Best graduate in the B.Sc. Program Management and Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany


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Zarko Kalamov
Fachgebiet für Ökonomie des öffentlichen Sektors, insbesondere Gesundheitsökonomie
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht
Fakultät VII
Sekr. H 51
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 314 29 528