German Council of Economic Experts receives Thought Leader Award 2018

The German Council of Economic Experts (GCEE) has received the Thought Leader Award 2018. “We honor the economic experts for their continuous and impuls-giving role for the government. The German Council of Economic Experts is an important voice of the social market economy. It was a unanimous decision to bestow the distinction upon the council,” Jürgen Stark said, chairman of the jury of the Thought Leader Forum (Vordenker Forum) at the award ceremony in Frankfurt.

The Thought Leader Forum is an event of the financial advisory company Plansecur, which honors the current Council Members Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt, Prof. Peter Bofinger, Prof. Lars P. Feld, Prof. Isabel Schnabel and Prof. Volker Wieland, in representation for the work since the foundation of the body in 1963.

The work of the council goes beyond the realm of science and has become the conscience of regulatory policy within German economic and fiscal policy, Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller said, CEO of the technology company Trumpf, who received the award in 2015.

“We are delighted with this award and the recognition of our work,” Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt said. The prize is endowed with the sum of 10,000 euros for charitable purposes. The GCEE will donate the sum to International Justice Mission, an NGO that fights against slavery in developing and emerging countries.

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