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Economist , university professor

Peter Bofinger is a German economist and member of the German Council of Economic Experts.


Bofinger, Peter was born on September 18, 1954 in Pforzheim, Germany.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Festkurssysteme und geldpol. Koordination, 1991. Editor: Währungsunion oder Währungschaos, 1993.


[German Council of Economic Experts]\r\nBofinger 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.

Jenny Bofinger