Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln named 2018 Leibniz Prize recipient

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln has been announced as a recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for 2018 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Established in 1985, the Leibniz Prize is the most important research award in Germany for exceptional researchers across the sciences, with around 10 recipients each year. In the programme’s history, the prize has been awarded to an economic researcher just seven times, with Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln being the first female economist to receive the research fund of €2.5 million. CEPR congratulates her on this remarkable achievement.

Professor Fuchs-Schündeln holds the Chair for Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt, is a CEPR Research Fellow and is Managing Editor of the jointly owned Economic Policy journal, completing her term on 31 December 2017.

The full list of the 2018 prizewinners can be found on the DFG’s website.