Volker Wieland proposed for German Council of Economic Experts

The German Government has proposed Volker Wieland, Professor of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS), as a member of the German Council for Economic Experts. Conditional on being appointed by the Federal President, Wieland would serve a term of five years starting in March 2013.

“I would be very happy to join the Council”, said Wieland. “I would particularly enjoy bringing insights from basic research to bear on policy analysis and advice. I am especially interested in the opportunity to contributing to the Council’s work on monetary policy, European Monetary Union, fiscal policy and consolidation as well as regulation of the financial industry.”

Volker Wieland has held the Chair of Monetary Economics at the IMFS endowed by the Foundation Stiftung Geld und Währung since March 2012. As of June 2012 he was elected Managing Director of the IMFS. Wieland received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1995 and subsequently worked as an economist at the US Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. for five years.