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Clemens Fuest

President of the Institute for Economic Research and Director of the Center for Economic Studies University of Munich

Clemens Fuest

Biography

Professor Clemens Fuest is President of the ifo Institute, Professor for Economics and Public Finance at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Director of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) and Executive Director of CESifo GmbH.

Clemens Fuest has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance since 2003 (head of the board from 2007 to 2010), a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Clemens Fuest is also a Board Member of the International Institute for Public Finance (IIPF; President August 2018 – August 2021). Furthermore, he belongs to the German-French Council of Economic Experts, the European Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Advisory Board of Ernst & Young GmbH. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft (Kronberger Kreis) and the Stiftung Familienunternehmen.

In 2013, he was awarded the Gustav Stolper Prize of the Verein für Socialpolitik (Association for Social Policy), in 2019 the Hanns Martin Schleyer Prize for the year 2018. In 2017 he received an honorary doctorate from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

His research areas are economic and financial policy, international taxation, tax policy, and European integration.

Before being appointed ifo President in April 2016, Clemens Fuest was President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. From 2008 to 2013 he was Professor and Research Director of the Centre for Business Taxation at the University of Oxford. He taught as a Visiting Professor at the Bocconi University in Milan in 2004. From 2001 to 2008 he was Professor for Public Economics at the University of Cologne.

Clemens Fuest has published widely in German and international academic journals including the American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics and International Economic Review. He has published a number of books and regularly contributes to public debates on economic and fiscal policy with articles in renowned newspapers including Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Le Monde.