Department of Economics

Dr Maik T. Schneider

Director of Research
Senior LecturerPhD

3 East 2.14
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5823

Personal website

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising new PhD students researching these topics:

  • Economic growth
  • Growth policy
  • Inclusive growth
  • Innovation
  • Robots
  • AI
  • Healthcare innovations
  • Political Economy
  • Voting
  • Lobbying

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Maik T. Schneider joined the department in January 2015 as a Senior Lecturer (the UK equivalent of Associate Professor).

Previously he was an Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and a visiting scholar at the Economics Department at Stanford University (USA). Maik holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).

Maik's main research interests lie in the fields of Innovation and Economic Growth and in Political Economics. His research has been supported by several research funding bodies and has been published in top leading journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Growth and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Research interests

  • Economic Growth/Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Political Economics
  • Public Finance
  • International Economics



Gersbach, H. and Schneider, M. T., 2015. On the global supply of basic research. Journal of Monetary Economics, 75, pp. 123-137.

Schaefer, A. and Schneider, M. T., 2015. Endogenous enforcement of intellectual property, North-South trade, and growth. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 19 (5), pp. 1074-1115.

Schneider, M., 2014. Interest group size and legislative lobbying. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 106, 29 - 41.

Gersbach, H., Schneider, M. and Schneller, O., 2013. Basic research, openness, and convergence. Journal of Economic Growth, 18 (1), 33 - 68.

Bell, C., Gersbach, H. and Schneider, M., 2012. Raising juveniles. Games and Economic Behavior, 74 (1), pp. 32-51.

Gersbach, H. and Schneider, M., 2012. Tax contracts and elections. European Economic Review, 56 (7), pp. 1461-1479.

Gersbach, H. and Schneider, M., 2012. Tax contracts, party bargaining, and government formation. Mathematical Social Sciences, 64 (2), pp. 173-192.

Schneider, M., Traeger, C. and Winkler, R., 2012. Trading-off generations: Equity, discounting, and climate change. European Economic Review, 56 (8), pp. 1621-1644.


Fehrler, S., Fischbacher, U. and Schneider, M., 2016. Who Runs? Honesty and Self-Selection in Politics.Vol. Discussion Paper No. 10258. Working Paper. Bonn, Germany: IZA.

Schneider, M. and Winkler, R., 2016. Growth and Welfare under Endogenous Lifetime. Working Paper. (Bath Economics Research Papers; 47/16)

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