Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther

Director Cologne Institute for Economic Research

In July 2004 Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther was appointed Director and Member of the main board of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research. He studied from 1982 to 1987 economics as well as medieval and modern history at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen. Upon completion of his doctorate in economics, in 1991 he became a member of the scientific staff of the Council of Experts for the Evaluation of Macroeconomic Development. In 1995 he was appointed Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Advisers. In 1999, he joined DekaBank as chief economist and in 2001 additionally as Division Manger economics and communication. Since August 2001 Prof. Hüther is Honorary Professor at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. In the academic year 2016-17 he was Gerda Henkel Adjunct Professor in the Department of German Studies at Stanford University, CA, USA. Prof. Hüther and his team carry out research addressing today's pressing issues. This contains propositions concerning the Eurozone's future governance design as well as the digitization's current implementation and the ongoing structural change. With regard to contents, the work incorporates a wide range of subjects, be it the current structural change, German “Ordnungspolitik”, the past economic crisis or the capital market supervision.

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