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Peter Bofinger

Economic Advisor to the German Federal Government (2004-2019)


Politics & Economy





Peter Bofinger has graduated at the University of Saarbrücken in 1978 and later completed his Ph.D. in 1984 and then his habilitation and venia legendi in economics in 1990.

Between 1984 and 1990 Bofinger was working as an economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank. From 1990 until 1992 he was a visiting professor at the Universities of Kaiserslautern, Konstanz and Würzburg. Aside from these positions, Prof. Dr. Bofinger has also been a visiting scholar in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund and at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. From 2003 until 2004 he was First Vice President of the University of Würzburg.

Prof. Dr. Bofinger is currently Senior Professor of Monetary Policy and International Economics at the University of Würzburg, where he teaches since August 1992.From 2004 to 2019 he was a Member of the German Government’s Council of Economic Advisors. Besides he was acting as a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has worked as an advisor for various European and international institutions.

Bofinger has written many books and articles on economics and monetary economics. His main fields of research are monetary and exchange rate economics, financial markets and economic reforms in developed and emerging market economies.


  • Economic perspectives and forecasts
  • Strategies and instruments of the monetary policy
  • The impact of inequality on macroeconomic dynamics


  • Monetary policy : goals, institutions, strategies, and instruments, 2001