A Scientific Advisory Council actively accompanies and evaluates the ZEW’s work.

Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman

  • Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Zulehner, Department of Economics, University of Vienna (Vice-Chairwoman)


  • Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner, Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel, Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Johanna Hey, Institute of Tax Law, University of Cologne
  • Prof. Pierre A. Mohnen, PhD, UNU-MERIT, University of Maastricht
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels, Governance and Public Policy Department, University of Cologne
  • Prof. Dr. Nadine Riedel, Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel, Institute for Financial Economics and Statistics, University of Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer, Seminar for Comparative Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München