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Clemens Fuest Professor for Economics and Public Finance at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and President of the ifo Institute

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Professor Clemens Fuest, born in 1968, is President of the ifo Institute, Professor for Economics and Public Finance at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Director of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) and Executive Director of CESifo GmbH.

Clemens Fuest has been a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance since 2003 (head of the board from 2007 to 2010). He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Clemens Fuest is also a Board Member of the International Institute for Public Finance (IIPF; President since August 2018) and a member of the Minimum Wage Committee of the Federal Republic of Germany. Until 2017 he belonged to the "High Level Group on Own Resources" (Monti-Commission) of the European Union. In 2013 he received the Gustav Stolper Award of the Verein für Socialpolitik (Social Policies Society – VfS), in 2019 the Hanns Martin Schleyer Award.

His research areas are economic and fiscal policy, taxation and European integration. Before being appointed ifo President in April 2016, Clemens Fuest was President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and Professor of Economics atthe University of Mannheim. From 2008 to 2013 he was Professor of Business Taxation and Research Director of the Centre for Business Taxation at the University of Oxford. He taught as a Visiting Professor at the Bocconi University in Milan in 2004. From 2001 to 2008 he was Professor for Public Economics at the University of Cologne.

Clemens Fuest has published widely in German and international academic journals including the American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics and International Economic Review. He has published a number of books and regularly contributes to public debates on economic and fiscal policy with articles in renowned newspapers including Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Le Monde.