Professor Clemens Fuest, born in 1968, is President of the ifo Institute, Professor for Econom-ics and Public Finance at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Director of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) and Executive Director of CESifo GmbH.
He 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) and he is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). His research areas are Economic and Fiscal Policy, International Taxation, Taxation and European Integration. Prior to being appointed ifo President in April 2016, he was President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. From 2008 to 2013 he was Pro-fessor of Business Taxation and Research Director of the Centre for Business Taxation at the University of Oxford.
Clemens Fuest has published widely in German and international academic journals. He has published a number of books and contributes to public debates on Economic and Fiscal Policy through articles in renowned newspapers including Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allge-meine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.