Dark Ages of German macroeconomics

– The "Dark Ages of German macroeconomics" and other alleged shortfalls in German economic thought – Lars P. Feld, Ekkehard A. Köhler and Daniel Nientiedt in "Ordoliberalism: A German oddity?"

Don’t shoot the messenger

– About the diversity of economic policy conclusions in the face of severe identification issues - Christoph M. Schmidt's contribution to a new eBook on Ordoliberalism

Towards a forward-looking economic policy - Annual Report 2017/18

– The German Council of Economic Experts has submitted its Annual Report 2017/18 to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report carries the title: “Towards a forward-looking economic policy”

Publication of the GCEE Annual Report on November 8 – beginning of the quiet period

– The German Council of Economic Experts will hand over its Annual Report 2017/18 to the German government on November 8. During a quiet period prior to the event, the council members will not speak publicly from today on. Similar to previous years,...

What is the role of the GCEE?

– Christoph M. Schmidt on the role of the GCEE at Hommes d'Afrique Magazine

Impulse statement on social market reform: Award for Professor Isabel Schnabel

– Isabel Schnabel has been awarded a price for her speech “Can we still trust markets?” by the public discussion platform „Wirtschaftspolitischer Club Deutschland“ in Berlin on September 27.  Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and...

Professor Volker Wieland receives ‘Public Service Fellowship’

– Volker Wieland received the ‘Public Service Fellowship’ from the Alfons and Gertrud Kassel-Foundation at the Goethe University Frankfurt on June 20. The award recognizes his achievements in linking aspects of scientific, political and social...

International Conference in Madrid

– On June 9, 2017, the AIReF (Autoridad Independiente de Responsabilidad Fiscal) hosted the second international conference of councils on economic policy in Madrid. It included participants from the councils of Canada, Finland, France, Germany,...

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...

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