Frank Fossen

Frank M. Fossen

Associate Professor of Economics and Charles N. Mathewson Professor in Entrepreneurship

University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Economics
Ansari Business Building, Room 318B
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89557-0030, U.S.A.

Phone: +1 775-682-9131

Frank M. Fossen is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Charles N. Mathewson Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also a Research Fellow of DIW Berlin and IZA. Before joining UNR in October 2016, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics with a Focus on Public Economics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

He received his PhD in Economics with distinction in 2008 and his habilitation in 2015 from Freie Universitaet Berlin. Before, he had studied at University of Karlsruhe and University of Toronto.

Frank Fossen works primarily in the fields of public and labor economics and applied microeconometrics. His main research interests are the economics of entrepreneurship and taxation. More than 20 of his research articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Economica, Economics of Education Review, European Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance (3x), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Science and Urban Economics (2x), and Small Business Economics (3x).

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Frank Fossen received the 2018 Graduate Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Business.


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Picture: Rolf Schulten.