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Klaus Adam, Professor of Economics

Office Address:

Department of Economics / Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre
University of Mannheim / Universität Mannheim
L 7,3-5
D-68131 Mannheim

room:     2.47
phone:   +49-621-181 1809 (secretary: -1808)
fax:         +49-621-181 1807
email:      adam@uni-mannheim.de

Office hours during term time: Wednesday, 1.15-2.15 pm (by arrangement)

 >> NEWS, Upcoming joint Federal Reserve Board - ECB -EABCN Conference in Washington DC, <program link>

 >> NEWS, Sept. 2017:  I've been appointed to be a Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the German Ministry of Finance

 >> NEWS, April 2017:  "Stock Price Booms and Expected Capital Gains" accepted for publication at the American Economic Review

>> NEWS, Feb. 2017: I have been elected Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Monetary Theory and Policy of the German Economic Association 

>> NEWS, Jan. 2017: I am Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cyle Network (EABCN)

 >> NEWS 2016:  I've been elected to be a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften)

>> NEWS 2016:  Recipient of the 2016 Carl Menger Prize of the German Economic Association

                     Link to German Economic Association homepage here.



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Klaus Adam is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim, Research Professor at the Deutsche Bundesbank, a Research Fellow at the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, a Research Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in Frankfurt and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN). He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Monetary Economics and a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (HAdW).

His research focuses on macroeconomics with a special emphasis on monetary and fiscal policy making, as well as on issues related to learning and the formation of expectations with applications to asset pricing and business cycle dynamics.

For the period 2011-2017 he received an ERC Starting Grant for the project 'Boom and Bust Cycles in Asset Prices: Real Implications and Monetary Policy Options' which ERC supports with more than 750.000 Euros. In April 2012 Klaus Adam received the inaugural Junior Prize for Monetary and Financial Economics from Banque de France and Tolouse School of Economics. In 2016 he received the Carl Menger Prize of the German Economic Association.

From 02/2011-07/2013 Klaus Adam was Dean of Graduate Studies of the Graduate School of Social and Economic Sciences (GESS) and Academic Director of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) at Mannheim University. He was the main proposal writer for the GESS application within the German Excellence Initative competition. The successful proposal was awarded over 8m Euros for the period 2012-2017 by the German Science Foundation and the Wissenschaftsrat.

Prior to joining Mannheim University he was Principal Economist at the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Klaus Adam studied economics at University of Freiburg, University of Wisconsin (Madison), and at Bonn University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence and held assistant professorships at the University of Salerno and Goethe University in Frankfurt.