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Economist , university professor

Wolfgang Franz, German economics educator. Member Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts und Sozialwissenschaften, American Economic Association.

Background

Franz, Wolfgang was born on January 7, 1944 in Nassau, Federal Republic Germany.

Education

Diploma Volkswirt, University Mannheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1970. Doctor Rer. Pol., University Mannheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1974. Doctor Habilitation, University Mannheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1981.

Career

He is professor of economics at the University of Mannheim. Franz also is the chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts since March 2009. Franz studied economics at the University of Mannheim and received his doctoral degree in 1974, under supervision of Heinz König.

He held positions at the University of Mainz, the University of Stuttgart, and the University of Konstanz, before returning to his alma mater in 1997. His research interests include labor markets, macroeconomics, and empirical analysis of economics.

Membership

German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. German Council of Economic Experts. Heidelberg Academy for Sciences and Humanities.