Every November, the German Council of Economic Experts presents its hotly anticipated annual report. We are delighted to be welcoming the Chair of the Council, Professor Christoph M. Schmidt, to ZEW to give an exclusive talk on the report’s key statements as well as the Council’s recommendations for what political action needs to be taken. After his lecture, Professor Schmidt will answer audience questions.
We would like to express our thanks to the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice, Mannheim, for their support of the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.
Christoph M. Schmidt has served as president of RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen and as a professor at the Ruhr University Bochum since 2002. In 2009, Schmidt was appointed a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, of which he was named chair in 2013, taking over from former ZEW President Professor Wolfgang Franz.
Schmidt’s key areas of interest in his research include issues of applied econometrics in the field of macroeconomics as well as energy, health and labour economics. Schmidt gained his PhD at Princeton University in 1991 with a doctoral thesis involving an empirical analysis of the German labour market. He then qualified as a professor in 1995 with a paper on the success of immigrants on the German labour market.
Between 2011 and 2013, Schmidt was a member of the German Bundestag’s Enquete Commission on “Growth, Prosperity and Quality of Life” which sought to better understand the nature of prosperity and find ways to measure it. He is a research fellow at both the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and IZA (Bonn).
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