Prof. Dr Clemens Fuest

Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest gained his doctorate at the University of Cologne in 1994 and his postdoctoral qualification at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich in 2001, when he was appointed Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cologne until 2008, and Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan. In 2008–13, he was Professor of Business Taxation and Research Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. Between 2013 and 2015, he was President and Director of Science and Research of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Since 2016 he has been President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. Among others, he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Franco-German Council of Economic Experts, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Advisory Board of Ernst & Young GmbH and he is Programme Director of the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University. He was a member of the “High Level Group on Own Resources” of the European Union (Monti Commission) until 2017 and of the Minimum Wage Commission until 2019. In 2013 he was awarded the Gustav Stolper Prize of the Verein für Socialpolitik, in 2019 the Hanns Martin Schleyer Prize for 2018. He is a member of numerous German and international academic academies and associations and has been President of the International Institute for Public Finance since 2019. Clemens Fuest is the author of books and articles in national and international journals, and has also written many commentaries and name articles on current economic policy issues, including in newspapers such as Handelsblatt, FAZ, SZ, WirtschaftsWoche and Wall Street Journal.


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