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Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Paul Kirchhof

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Paul Kirchhof gained his Ph.D. Dr. jur. in 1968 and his postdoctoral qualification in 1974. From 1975 to 1981 he was Professor of Public Law and Tax Law in Münster. Since 1981 he has been Professor of Public Law and Tax Law in Heidelberg. From 1987 to 1999 he was a Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Professor Kirchhof’s publications on constitutional, administrative and tax law include Besteuerungsgewalt und Grundgesetz (1973), Verwalten durch mittelbares Einwirken (1976), Die kulturellen Voraussetzungen der Freiheit (1995), Der sanfte Verlust der Freiheit. Für ein neues Steuerrecht (2004), and Das Gesetz der Hydra (2006).