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Clemens Fuest

President of the ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research

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Clemens Fuest is considered one of the most prominent German economists, and is a leading policy advisor. He is President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, and also Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim.

Between 2008-2013 Fuest was Research Director at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, and until the end of 2013 he was one of the directors of the Institute for Public Economics in Cologne. He has been a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance since 2003 and had been head of the board from 2007-10. In 2012 he became a member of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Development of the State Government of Baden-Württemberg. As a member of the Tax Code Commission's steering committee, which was initiated by The Market Economy Foundation, he contributed to the conception of a simpler tax law for Germany. He had been a member of the foundation's scientific council "Kronberger Kreis" from 2004 to 2008 and is a member of this prestigious advisory body again as of March 2013.

Fuest's current research focuses on the debt crisis in the eurozone, international fiscal competition, the implications of globalisation and European integration for tax policy, and the impact of taxation on corporate behaviour. His research has been published widely in international academic journals, and he sits on the editorial boards of various international scientific journals. He also contributes to thinking on economic and fiscal policy though articles in the press including Handelsblatt, Frankurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Wall Street Journal.

Economics;

The Euro Crisis;

Government Finances and Public Debt;

General Economic Outlook for Germany/Europe/The World Economy

Main research topics of Clemens Fuest include international fiscal policy and public finance.

His current research focuses on

  • the debt crisis in the eurozone
  • international fiscal competition
  • the implications of globalisation
  • European integration for tax policy
  • the impact of taxation on firm behaviour

The Euro Crisis;

Tax Policy

English;

German

Fees

UK : up to £7k

Europe : £7k to £15k

US : £7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k

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UK

Clemens's expertise in politics is very much in demand, although he also takes unpopular positions. In the hot phase of the euro crisis, he opposed an expansion of the euro bailout package and criticized the fact that inevitable structural adjustments would be delayed. The popular economist argues for a stable union with a robust European financial sector and European supervision.

Clemens has published widely on international taxation and public economics. His work includes publications, numerous journals, including in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics, International Tax and Public Finance, Fiscal Studies, Tax Notes International and other Journals.

He was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne from 2001 to 2008, and a lecturer at the University of Munich. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Cologne.

Born in Münster in 1968, Fuest is one the German economists receiving great attention in the realms of politics and society. Due to his activities in advisory and expert boards, Clemens Fuest is an experienced policy advisor. He has been a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance since 2003 and had been head of the board from 2007 to 2010. In October 2012 he became a member of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Development (Beirat für nachhaltige Entwicklung) of the State Government of Baden-Württemberg. As a member of the Tax Code Commission's steering committee, which was initiated by The Market Economy Foundation (Stiftung Marktwirtschaft), he contributed to the conception of a simpler tax law for Germany. He had been a member of the foundation's scientific council "Kronberger Kreis" from 2004 to 2008 and is a member of this prestigious advisory body again as of March 2013.

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