Benjamin Weigert

Secretary General at German Council of Economic Experts

Benjamin Weigert studied economics at the Technical University of Dresden with a focus on international economics, managerial economics and econometrics. He received his diploma degree in 2002. In 2007, he received his PhD from the University of Konstanz in International Economics and completed the doctoral program “Quantitative Economics and Finance”. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Chair of Economic Theory in Konstanz from 2002 until 2004 and at the Chair of International Economics in Giessen from 2004 to 2007. After graduation, he joined Deloitte & Touche and worked in offices in Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Bratislava until 2009. From July 2009 to July 2011, he worked as an Economist at the German Council of Economic Experts. Since August 2011 he is Secretary General of the GCEE. He has published on issues of international trade, foreign direct investment, and labour markets.