On May 1, 2011, all persons from Central and Eastern Europe will gain the unrestricted right to work in another EU nation. Professor Wolfgang Franz talks about the implications of full freedom of movement for the German labour market, as discussed in the annual report of the German Council of Economic Experts.
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz has been the President of ZEW since 1997 and is a professor of economics at the University of Mannheim. He also directs the research group Growth and Business Cycles at ZEW. His main fields of activity are macroeconomics, labour markets, and empirical economic research. Since 2003, Franz has once again been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, which advises the German government on questions of economic policy. Since 2009, Franz has been the chairman of this body.