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CV Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christoph M. Schmidt

Date of Birth
1962

Career

since 2002

President, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Essen (since 2017 Managing Director of rwi consult GmbH)

since 2002

Professor of Economics and Econometrics (LS Wirtschaftspolitik und Angewandte Ökonometrie), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), joint appointment by RWI and RUB

1999 - 2002

Program Director “Evaluation of Labor Market Policies and Projects”, Institute for the Study of Labor (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit), IZA Bonn

1995 - 2002

Professor of Economics and Econometrics (LS Ökonometrie), Alfred Weber-Institut AWI, Universität Heidelberg (since 1996 Ordinarius & Co-Director of the AWI)

1991 - 1995

Research Associate / DFG Habilitation fellow, Seminar for Labor and Population Economics (SELAPO), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Education

1995

Habilitation (Dr.rer.pol.habil.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

1991

Ph D in Economics, Princeton University

1989

M.A. in Economics, Princeton University

1987

Diplom-Volkswirt, Universität Mannheim

Memberships and mandates in the field of science and policy advice:
since 2021: Member of the Board of Trustees of the academy project ESYS II of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (2016-2021 Member of the Board of Directors)
since 2021: Member of the Advisory Board of the Energy and Climate Policy and Innovation Council e.V. (EPICO)
since 2020: Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences, seit 2021 Member of the Scientific Commission "Demographic Change”
since 2020: Member of the expert panel for the promotion of top-level research at universities ("Exzellenzstrategie") of the Joint Science Conference ("Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz")
since 2020: Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of ewi – Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln (2018-2021 Vice chairman of the Supervisory and the Foundation Board)
2020 - 2021: Member of the NRW Minister President's Corona Council of Experts
since 2019: Member of the Franco-German Council for Economic Experts, since 2020 co-chairman
since 2018: Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
2018 – 2020: Member of the Advisory Board of the Government's 6th Report on Poverty and Wealth
since 2017: Research Fellow of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London
since 2017: Member of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Research Committee
since 2016: Member of the advisory scientific council of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation
2015 – 2017: Member of the High-Tech Forum of the Federal Government
2015 – 2016: Member of the Advisory Board of the Government's 5th Report on Poverty and Wealth
since 2015: Member of Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz, since 2017 Member of the commission for Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
since 2014: Member of the Executive Board of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), since 2020 Vice President Science and Member of the Executive Board
2014 – 2016: Scientific Adviser of the Government’s strategy „Gut leben in Deutschland – was uns wichtig ist“
since 2013: Chairman of the board of trustees of the Max-Planck-Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich (2011 – 2013 deputy chairman)
since 2013: Advising Director of the center for health economics research “CINCH – competent in competition + health”, University Duisburg-Essen
2013 – 2016: Member of the Steering Committee ESYS I) of the National Academy of Science and Engineering
since 2012: Member of the BMBF jury „Forschungscampus“
since 2012: Member of the Advisory Board of the jackstädt center of entrepreneurship and innovation research
2011 – 2014: Member of the Executive Council of the Verein für Socialpolitik
2011 – 2013: Member of the Enquete-Commission “Wachstum, Wohlstand, Lebensqualität” (“Growth, Welfare, Quality of Live”)
2011 – 2012: Member of the expert dialogue of the Chancellor about Germany’s future
since 2011: Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), since 2013 Chair of the working group “Ökonomie und Innovationsforschung“
(2016 – 2020: Member of the audit commission)
2010 – 2012: Member of the “Aktionsrat Marktwirtschaft“, Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V. (vbw)
2009 – 2020: Member of The German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung), 2013 – 2020 chairman
2007 – 2011: Member of the Foundation Council of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
2005: President of the European Society for Population Economics ESPE (1994 – 2000 council)
since 2004: Director and Member of the Board of Management of the RGS Econ, Essen
since 1998: Research Fellow, IZA, Bonn
since 1996: Research Fellow, Labour Economics Programme, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London (1992 – 1995 Research Affiliate)
Member in research committees of the Verein für Socialpolitik: Economic Policy (since 2012), Social Policy (since 2010), Econometrics (since 1999), Industrial Economics (since 1998), Population Economics (since 1993)
Member in the committee for Empirical Econometrics of the Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft

Other memberships and mandates:
since 2021: Member of the Supervisory Board of the BMW AG
since 2020: Member of the Supervisory Board of the Basalt AG
since 2020: Member of the Investment Committee of Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
since 2018: Member of the Advisory Board of NRW.Bank
since 2015: Member of the Advisory Board of the IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG
since 2014: Member of the Advisory Board of the Anita Thyssen Stiftung and associated with it member of the Administrative Board of the Thyssen Vermögensverwaltung GmbH
since 2014: Member of the board of trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, since 2020 vice chairman
2011 – 2017 : Member of the Supervisory Board of the Brost Foundation
since 2009: Patron of Ehrenamt Agentur Essen e.V.
since 2006: Member of the board of trustees of the Kinderstiftung Essen
since 2006: Member of the Rotary Club of Essen-Ruhr

Fellowships and Awards:
2019: Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Economics and Management at Leibniz Universität Hannover
2019: "Bürger des Ruhrgebiets" (citizen of the Ruhr area) by the association pro Ruhrgebiet
2018: Vordenker 2018 für den Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung
2016: Gustav Stolper Prize, Verein für Socialpolitik
1992–1995: Habilitandenstipendium, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
1990–1991: Alfred P. Sloan Dissertation Fellowship
1987–1990: Princeton University Fellowship
1989: Olin Graduate Summer Fellowship
1987–1988: Fulbright Scholarship (Travel Grant)

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