Press release

Annual Report 2019/20: Dealing with Structural Change

– The German Council of Economic Experts has presented its annual report entitled “Dealing with Structural Change” to the German Federal Government today.
Environment and Energy

A uniform carbon price for Europe

– A joint statement of the French and German Economic Councils
Environment and Energy

Special report: Setting Out for a New Climate Policy

– The German Council of Economic Experts presents its special report "Setting Out for a New Climate Policy" to the German Government today, in which it discusses reform options for climate policy in Germany.

Quiet period begins: Hand-over of annual report on 6 November

– Today, the quiet period of the German Council of Economic Experts begins. The council members will not make any public statements until the annual report has been handed over to the German government on 6 November 2019.

Report on CO₂ pricing to be published on July 12

– Following a request by the German Federal Government the German Council of Economic Experts is currently preparing a special report on CO₂ pricing.

International Conference of economic councils in Paris

– On 20 June 2019, thirteen councils on economic policy have convened in Paris for the fourth International Conference to exchange their views on current issues of economic policy.
Press release

Professor Volker Wieland receives award of the Monetary Workshop

– He was honoured for his "achievements in monetary theory in particular concerning the appropriate interest rate policy of central banks and his quantitative research".

German Council of Economic Experts will be appointed as National Productivity Board

– The federal government will assign the task of the National Productivity Board to the German Council of Economic Experts. Hereby, it implements a recommendation by the Council of the European Union as of 20 September 2016.
Press release

Appointment of Prof. Achim Truger to the German Council of Economic Experts and re-election of Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt as its Chairperson

– The members of the German Council of Economic Experts today unanimously elected Professor Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt, RWI Essen, as Chairman for a further term in office. Prof. Schmidt has chaired the Council since 2013.
Economy and Growth

Economic Update March 2019

– The German Council of Economic Experts is cutting its growth forecast for 2019 and now expects German GDP to grow by 0.8 % and 1.7 % in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Press release

Cabinet’s proposal to appoint Prof. Dr. Achim Truger to the Council

– The German cabinet has decided to propose to the Federal President the appointment of Prof. Dr. Achim Truger, Berlin School of Economics and Law, for the term until 29 February 2024 to the German Council of Economic Experts. After his appointment by...
Financial Market

Interactive Chapter 5 online

– Setting the course for an interactive annual report: Find here Chapter 5 on the Banking and Capital Markets Union with interactive charts and new ways of exploring and sharing the data behind the analyses of the GCEE.

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