Mathias Kifmann is Professor of Economics at the Department of Socioeconomics of Universität Hamburg. He studied economics at the University of Munich and at the London School of Economics. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Munich. At the University of Konstanz, he completed his doctorate in 2001 and finished his habilitation in 2005. From March 2006 to December 2010, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Augsburg.
His teaching and research focuses on health economics and the economics of the welfare state. Together with Friedrich Breyer and Peter Zweifel he has written the textbook Health Economics. He is associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics and belongs to the founding members of the German Health Economics Association.