Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer
Monika Schnitzer has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts since April 2020. She is professor of comparative economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU).
She received her doctorate and habilitation at the University of Bonn and was visiting professor at Boston University, the MIT, Stanford University, Yale University, the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. From 2006 to 2009, she was Dean of the Faculty of Economics at LMU. Her research focuses on innovation, competition and multinational corporations. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and in the Journal of the European Association, among others.
Monika Schnitzer has been active in policy consulting for 20 years. From 2011 to 2019 she was deputy chair of the Expert Commission for Research and Innovation. From 2018 to 2019, she was also member of the Commission of Experts on Competition Law 4.0, and, from 2014 to 2015, she was a member of the Expert Commission for strengthening investments in Germany. Before, she was a member of Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of the General Directory “Competition” of the European Commission. Since 2001, Monika Schnitzer has also been a member of the Board of Academic Advisors to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Monika Schnitzer was elected a member of the Bavarian Academy of Science in 2008, and a member of the Academia Europaea in 2016. Since 2008, she has been a Fellow of the European Economic Association. From 2015 to 2016 she was chairperson of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the German Economic Association. In 2005, she was awarded the Federal Order of Merit on Ribbon and, in 2012, the Bavarian Order of Merit.