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.

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.

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.

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.

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 the...