Prof. Dr. Peter Bofinger

On the council since March 2004, Peter Bofinger is the longest serving member of the German Council of Economic Experts. 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 German Council of Economic Experts 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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