Wolfgang Franz

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Wolfgang Franz
Born (1944-01-07) 7 January 1944 (age 74)
Nassau an der Lahn, Germany
Nationality German
Institution University of Mannheim
Field Labor economics
Alma mater University of Mannheim
Influences Heinz König
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Wolfgang Franz (born 7 January 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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