Professor Volker Wieland at Stanford University

– Has the ‘neutral’ interest rate declined and how does it affect central banks’ decisions? This is the biggest question for monetary policy today. Volker Wieland, John C. Williams (Fed San Francisco) and John B. Taylor (Stanford University) have...

Council participates in federal government’s new High-Tech Strategy

– Professor Christoph M. Schmidt and his fellow members of the High-Tech Forum, whose key task is to make specific recommendations for implementing and advancing the new High-Tech Strategy of the Federal Government, have presented their guidance for...

Reappointment of Prof. Schnabel for the German Council of Economic Experts

– Today, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, appointed Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel for another term to the German Council of Economic Experts. The term runs until February 2022. Isabel Schnabel was first appointed to...

Update of the economic forecast

– The German Council of Economic Experts has updated its economic forecast. Growth prospects for 2017 were slighty revised updwards. The Council now expects German real gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 1.4 % in 2017 and 1.6 % in 2018. Full...

Press conference on the update of the economic forecast

– On March 20 2017, Council members will present the update to our economic forecast at a press conference in Frankfurt am Main.  You can find the press release as well as the full document on our website at 11am that day. If you wish to participate in...

Time for reforms - Annual Report 2016/17

– The German Council of Economic Experts has submitted its Annual Report 2016/17 to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report carries the title: "Time for reforms"