The ACG and the University Alliance Ruhr will host a breakfast briefing with Professor Dr. Cristoph M. Schmidt, Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and President of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research.
This event is only open to members of the ACG.
Professor Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt is the current Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat Wirtschaft) and has been a member of the council since 2009. He is also President of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany, and lectures on economic policy and applied econometrics at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. In 2011, Dr. Schmidt was appointed to the Enquete Commission for Growth, Welfare, and Quality of Life of the German Bundestag. His field of research is applied econometrics with a recent focus on macroeconomic questions related to energy, health, and labor market policy.
Dr. Schmidt received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1989 and 1991, respectively, and in 1995, and he received the degree of Dr. rer. pol. habil. from the University of Munich. In November 2019, he received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Economics and Management at Leibniz University in Hannover. He served as an Editor of the German Economic Review and the Journal of Population Economics, and he has published articles in journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics.