Christoph Schmidt

President, RWI Essen; Professor of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum; CEPR Research Fellow

Christoph M. Schmidt studied economics at the University of Mannheim (Diplom-Volkswirt 1987), at Princeton University (Ph.D. 1991), and at the University of Munich (Dr. rer. pol. habil. 1995). From 1995 to 2002 he held the chair of Econometrics at the University of Heidelberg, and since 2002 he has been President of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Essen and Professor of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2009 to 2020 he was member of the German Council of Economic Experts, from 2013 to 2020 its Chairman. Since June 2011 he has been member of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, since 2014 a member of its executive board, and since 2020 its academic vice president. Since 1992, he has been a CEPR Research Affiliate and since 1996 a CEPR Research Fellow. Since 2020 he has been a co-chair of the Franco-German Council of Economic Experts.

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