Philipp Orphal

Philipp Orphal is a Legal Clerk at the Court of Appeal Berlin and a Law PhD student at Heidelberg University specialised in European and German public finance law.
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Philipp Orphal

Philipp Orphal is a Legal Clerk at the Court of Appeal Berlin and a Law PhD student at Heidelberg University specialised in European and German public finance law.
  • Research fields: law and history of the EMU, public finances, central banks, budgetary law, tax law, constitutional law, constitutional theory, administrative law.
  • Selected publications:The Adjustment for Financial Transactions in the German Debt Brake“. Jahrbuch für Öffentliche Finanzen (2023); “Marktlogik ist Kein Rechtsgebot“. Verfassungsblog (2022);
  • Professional experience: Philipp has worked in several law firms, including Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Redeker/Sellner/Dahs, public employers such as Berlin’s District Court and public prosecution in tax matters.


Further publications


A. Peer-reviewed

“From demonstration to deployment: an economic analysis of support policies for carbon capture and storage” with Wolf Heidug, John Ward, and Robin Smale, Energy Policy Vol 60 (2013) (Pdf).

“Self-interested Low-carbon Growth in Brazil, China, and India” with John Ward, Cameron Hepburn, David Anthoff, Simon Baptist, Philip Gradwell, and Chris Hope, Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies Vol 4 No 3 (2012) (Pdf).


B. Book chapters and policy publications

“Planifier pour répondre à l’incertitude”, book chapter in Politiques de l’interrègne. Chine, pandémie, climat. Paris: Gallimard, 24.3.2022.

“Die Definition einer zukunftsfähigen Finanzpolitik”, with Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Wirtschaftsdienst, 101. Jahrgang, Heft 7, July 2021. PDF availabe here.

“Sustainable investments and sustainable development: an epistemological one-way street”, report for Royal Academy of Belgium, April 2021.


C. Essays and reviews

No Alternative?”, review of and reflections on Fritz Bartel’s The Triumph of Broken Promises, Harvard University Press, 2022. Published on Phenomenal World, 25.3.2023.

“Eine widersprüchliche Bilanz: Das brüchige Erbe der Ära Merkel”, Theorie und Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit, 73. Jg. H. 2, Mai 2022.

“The Whole Field: Markets, planning, and coordinating the green transformation”, Phenomenal World, 30.4.2022. A german translation published at Politik & Ökonomie als “Aus dem Nie, ein Jetzt: Zur Planung und Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeitswende”, 20.11.2022.

“The dog that didn’t bark: inflation and power in the contemporary capitalist state”Renewal, Vol 28 No 1. April 2020.

“‘Just do it’: The Economics of Belonging and the temptation of Nike Politics”, a review of Martin Sandbu’s The Economics of Belonging, Princeton University Press, 2020, The Progressive Post, 23.01.2021. Published at The Progressive Post, 23.01.2021.

“Onwards, but not via Beijing: for a democratic re-embedding of capitalism”, mit Mathis Richtmann. The essay won 2nd prize in the 2020 Hertie Stiftung essay competition. Published in German in Wirtschaftswoche als Lasst uns die demokratische Kontrolle über die Marktwirtschaft wiedererlangen!, 12.10.2020.


D. Press and other

"Demokratie und Klimawandel: Alles wird sich ändern”, with Georg Diez, Die ZEIT, 3.7.2023

Decarbonization requires new fiscal rules”, with Philippa Sigl-Glöckner und Janek Steitz, Project Syndicate, 25.4.2023

Wann sind öffentliche Finanzen (rechtlich) gesund?”, with Philipp Orphal, Makronom, 28.11.2022.