Head of Forecasting ; Professor of Economics - Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Stefan Kooths holds a Master of Science (1993) and a PhD (1998) in economics from the University of Muenster/Germany where he worked as research associate and assistant professor at the Institute for Industrial Economics.

From 2002 to 2005 he was managing director of the Muenster Institute for Computational Economics (MICE) followed by a research manager position in the Macro Analysis and Forecasting Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

He has joined the Kiel Institute in 2010 as representative in Berlin and senior economist in the Forecasting Center, the institute’s macroeconomic think tank and business cycle analysis unit that he is heading since 2010. In 2013 he was appointed professor of economics at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin where he initiated Europe’s first Master Program in Entrepreneurial Economics.

Having been a scholarship holder from the German National Academic Foundation from 1988 to 1997, he serves the foundation today as member of its selection board.

In 2014, he was appointed to the board of trustees of the Berlin-based think tank PROMETHEUS. He holds memberships of the Mises Institute in Auburn/Alabama and of the Friedrich August v. Hayek-Gesellschaft (Hayek Society) that has recently elected him as the society’s new chairman.

In 2016 he has joined the board of directors of the World Economic Council.


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