The German Council of Economic Experts

Postal address:
Statistisches Bundesamt
65180 Wiesbaden | Germany

Visitor address:
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11
12th floor | 65189 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 611 – 75-2390
Fax: +49 611 – 75-2538
email: srw[at]

Prof. Dr. Peter Bofinger

Prof. Dr. Peter Bofinger

On the council since March 2004, Peter Bofinger is the longest serving member of the Economic Advisory Council. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg.

His primary fields of research are European integration, monetary policy and energy policy. Peter Bofinger obtained his PhD at the University of Saarland in Saarbruecken on the topic of “Monetary Competition”.

He is the author of the books “We’re better than we think – prosperity for everyone” and “Back to the German mark? Germany needs the euro” as well as the textbook “Basic Economics”.

Peter Bofinger first worked for the Economic Advisory Council in 1978-81 as a member of the research staff. He was born in 1954 in Pforzheim, has one daughter and lives in Würzburg.

“I’m a very flexible person in my personal life. As an economist, however, it’s better to adopt a clear position because you can count on the politicians to make the compromises.”

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