Almuth Scholl is Professor of Economics at the University of Konstanz. Her research focuses on macroeconomics with a special emphasis on fiscal policy, sovereign debt, and politico-economic aspects. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, a Research Fellow at the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR), member of the executive council of the Verein für Socialpolitik, and a principal investigator at the Cluster of Excellence The Politics of Inequality.