Juergen B. Donges

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Juergen B. Donges
Born (1940-10-24) October 24, 1940 (age 73)
Nationality German
Institution University of Cologne
University of Kiel
Field Political economics
School/tradition Freiburg School
Alma mater Saarland University
Influenced Thomas Mayer
Andreas Freytag

Juergen Bernhard Donges (born October 24, 1940, in Sevilla, Spain) is a German economist. He is professor emeritus of political economics at the University of Cologne, and has been a longtime member of the German Council of Economic Experts.

Donges earned his Diplom in economics from the Saarland University in Saarbrücken in 1966. In 1969, he received his doctoral degree also from Saarland University. That year he joined faculty at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, receiving his chair in 1979.

In 1989, Donges moved on to the University of Cologne. Three years later he became a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, and eventually served as the council's chairman from 2000–2002. A proponent of ordoliberal economic policy, Donges is also a member of the Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft.

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