Wolfgang Franz

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Wolfgang Franz
Born (1944-01-07) January 7, 1944 (age 75)
InstitutionUniversity of Mannheim
FieldLabor economics
Alma materUniversity of Mannheim
InfluencesHeinz König
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Wolfgang Franz (born January 7, 1944) is a German economist. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Franz also is the chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts since March 2009.


Franz studied economics at the University of Mannheim and received his doctoral degree in 1974, under supervision of Heinz König. He held positions at the University of Mainz, the University of Stuttgart, and the University of Konstanz, before returning to University of Mannheim in 1997.

His research interests include labor markets, macroeconomics and empirical analysis of economics.

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