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Honor: Professor Dr. Monika Schnitzer appointed as Honorary Member of the VfS


The Verein für Socialpolitik honors Professor Schnitzer’s merits and achievements for the Verein and for Economics in Germany. She was appointed as Honorary Member at the 2020 VfS Annual Conference.

As the faculty heard in the citation to Professor Schnitzer’s appointment, „ … as President of the Verein für Socialpolitik in the years from 2015 through 2016, she has played a key role in the modernization of the Verein by moving the Head Office from Frankfurt to Berlin and its associated reorganization. She has also made the topic of evidence-based economic policy a key feature of the German academic landscape.“

Among Professor Schnitzer’s many academic appointments in her position as Full Professor of Economics at LMU Munich, she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Order of Merit of Bavaria. Since 2001, she has been a member of the Council of Economic Advisors of the Federal Minister of Economics and Energy and since 2020, she has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts (Sachverständigenrat).