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Prof. Dr. Martin F. Hellwig


Council Member




Diplom-Volkswirt (Diploma in Economics), University of Heidelberg, Germany, December 1970

Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, September 1973


Research and Teaching Positions:

1971: Assistant in Economic Theory, University of Heidelberg

1972–1973: Research Assistant in Economics, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass., USA

1973–1974: Research Associate in Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, Cal., USA

1974–1977: Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., USA

1977–1979: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1979–1987: Professor of Economics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1987–1996: Professor of Economics, University of Basle, Basle, Switzerland

1994: Bogen Visiting Professor of Economics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1995–1996: Taussig Research Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA

1996–2004: Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Since 2004: Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany

2008: Jelle Zijlstra Professorial Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study


Professional Activities:

Since 1995: Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bonn, Germany

Since 1998: Member, Monopolies Commission of the Federal Government of Germany (Chairman 2000–2004)

1999–2004: Member of the Council of the Econometric Society

Since 2000: Associate Editor, German Economic Review

Since 2000: Member, Advisory Committee, Deutsche Bundesbank Research Center

2001–2004: President of the Verein für Sozialpolitik

Since 2002: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Centre, Berlin)

Since 2002: Member, Advisory Board, European Business Organization Law Review

Since 2003: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London

Since 2004: Member, Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy, European Commission


Fellowships and Honours:

1981: Fellow, Econometric Society

1988: Honorary Professor, University of Vienna

1990: Member, Academia Europaea

1994: Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

1995: Honorary Member, American Economic Association

2002: Doctor rerum politicarum honoris causa, University of Tübingen

2002: Inaugural Fellow, European Corporate Governance Institute

2003: Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2005: Doctor rerum politicarum honoris causa, Humboldt-University Berlin

2009: Gustav Stolper Award, Verein für Socialpolitik

2009: Doctor rerum politicarum honoris causa, University of Basel

2010: Award for the Most Significant Paper in 2009, Journal of Financial Intermediation

2011: Member, acatech – German National Academy of Science and Engineering

2012: Max Planck Research Award 2012

2013: Economic Theory Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory

2016: Ernst Hellmut Vits Award, Universitätsgesellschaft Münster