Clemens Fuest

Ifo Institute for Economic Research

Professor Clemens Fuest 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).
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 Eco-nomics at the 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 European Economic Review, Economic Letters, Journal of Public Econom-ics, International Tax and Public Finance 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 and The Wall Street Journal.

He served as an IZA Research Fellow from 2007-2015.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9606
revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2018, 108 (2), 393 - 418
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8598
revised version published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2018, 25, 273 - 309
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7390
substantially revised version available as IZA DP 9606
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6585
revised version published as 'Fiscal Union in Europe? Redistributive and Stabilizing Effects of a European Tax-Benefit System and Fiscal Equalization Mechanism' in: Economic Policy, 2013, 28 (75), 375-422
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6275
substantially revised version published in: Kyklos, 2014, 67 (1), 29-53
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4917
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2011, 32, 227-256
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4520
revised version published in: Public Finance Review, 2010, 38 (4), 473-500
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4310
revised version published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96 (3-4), 279-294
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3142
revised version published as "Is a flat tax reform feasible in a grown-up democracy of Western Europe? A simulation study for Germany" in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2008, 15 (5), 620-636
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