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.