On 15 February 2017, the ZEW Scientific Advisory Council met for the first time this year. This occasion also marked Professor Kai A. Konrad's debut as the council's chair. He took over the position of the long-standing chairman, Professor Friedrich Buttler, who retired at the end of last year.

The ZEW Board of Directors, Thomas Kohl (left) and Professor Achim Wambach (right), with Professor Kai A. Konrad (second from left) and Professor Axel Ockenfels (second from right).
The ZEW Board of Directors, Thomas Kohl (left) and Professor Achim Wambach (right), with Professor Kai A. Konrad (second from left) and Professor Axel Ockenfels (second from right).

Kai A. Konrad is the Director of the Department of Public Economics at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich, and has been a member of ZEW's Scientific Advisory Council for several years.

Professor Axel Ockenfels was appointed new council member. He is a professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Cologne, as well as the founder of the Cologne Laboratory for Economic Research. His main research areas are market design, game theory, behavioural economics and experimental economics.

The Scientific Advisory Council monitors and reviews ZEW's work and plays a significant role in the quality assurance of the institute's actvities regarding research and economic policy advice.

Date

15.02.2017

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