Michael Hüther

Director and Member of the Presidium at Cologne Institute for Economic Research

Prof. Dr. Michael Huether, born April 24, 1962 in Düsseldorf, studied from 1982 to 1987 economics as well as medieval and modern history at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. Upon completion of his doctorate in economics, in 1991 he became a member of the scientific staff of the Council of Experts for the Evaluation of Macroeconomic Development. In 1995 he was appointed Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Advisers. In 1999, he joined DekaBank as chief economist and in 2001 additionally as Division Manger economics and communication. Since August 2001 Prof. Hüther is Honorary Professor at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. In July 2004 he was appointed Director and Member of the Presidium of the German Economic Institute. Since April 2019 Prof. Hüther is Chair of the supervisory board of TÜV Rheinland AG. Inthe academic year 2016-17 he was Gerda Henkel Adjunct Professor in the Department of German Studies at Stanford University, CA, USA. In June 2018 he was appointed as a member of the EU-Commission's Refit Platform, which advises the Commission on the efficient, effective and practical implementation of EU legislation.