Peter Bofinger is a graduate of the University of Saarbrücken, having received his Diplom-Volkswirt in 1978, his Ph.D. in 1984, and then his Habilitation and venia legendi in economics in 1990.
Dr Bofinger is currently Full Professor of Economics, Money and International Economic Relations (C4 chair) at the University of Würzburg, a position he has held since August 1992. Since March 2004, he has also been a Member of the German Government’s Council of Economic Advisors (Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung). He was appointed for a second five year term on March 2009.
Dr Bofinger initially began his career in 1978 as an Economist, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung (German Council of Economic Advisors), Wiesbaden, before moving on in 1981 to become a Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), at the Department of Law and Economics, University of Saarbrücken. Between 1984 and 1990, he was an Economist with the Deutsche Bundesbank. From 1990 until 1992, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Kaierslautern, followed by University of Konstanz and finally the University of Würzburg.
Aside from these positions, Dr Bofinger has also been a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund and at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. From 2003 until 2004 he was First Vice President of the University of Würzburg.
Dr. Bofinger has written many books on economics and monetary economics. He has worked as an advisor for European and International Institutions.
His main fields of research are monetary and exchange rate economics, financial markets and economic reforms in developed and emerging market economies.