Alfons J. Weichenrieder to act as vice chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at the German Federal Ministry of Finance
The Scientific Advisory Board at the German Federal Ministry of Finance has elected Alfons J. Weichenrieder, SAFE Fellow at the House of Finance and Professor of Economics and Public Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, as its Vice Chair for a two-year term beginning January 2023.
The advisory board consists of up to 25 experts from the fields of economics and law, acts academically independent, and addresses the leadership of the ministry as well as the general public with expert opinions and statements on tax and economic policy issues. The experts deal with issues such as tax reforms, reform proposals for the fiscal equalization system between the federal states in Germany, and also the European integration process. From January 2023, the advisory board will be chaired by Jörg Rocholl, President of the European School of Management and Technology ESMT Berlin, who previously served as vice chair.
Alfons Weichenrieder has held the Chair of Public Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2002. His theoretical and empirical research has a focus on tax and fiscal policy.