Master of Arts in Economics, University Saarbrücken, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Saarbrücken, 1984. Habilitation, venia legendi in economics, University Saarbrücken, 1990.
Economics, German Council Economics Advisers, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1978-1981; lecturer department law and economics, U. Saarbrücken, 1981-1984; economics, Landeszentralbank in Baden-Württemb., Stuttgart, Germany, 1984-1990; visiting professor, U. Kaiserslauten, Germany, 1990-1991; visiting professor, U. Konstanz, Germany, 1991; visiting professor, U. Würzburg, Germany, 1991-1992; professor economics, U. Würzburg, Germany, since 1992. Visiting scholar Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, 1990, International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1991. Consultant Electronic Communications Committee, Brussells, 1991-1992.
German Council of Economic Experts]
Bofinger is also the only member of the Council to advocate the adoption of a minimum wage in Germany: He argues that a minimum wage of €5 is necessary to prevent "wage dumping" and to ensure that full-time employment provides enough income. European Council on Foreign Relations, Member of the Board.
1 child, Jenny.