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Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D. holds the endowed chair of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) since March 2012. Since June 2012 he serves as Managing Director of the IMFS. Previously, he was Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy at Goethe University of Frankfurt and a Founding Professor of the IMFS. 

Wieland pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wuerzburg, the State University of New York at Albany, the Institute for the World Economy in Kiel and Stanford University. In 1995 he received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford. Before joining the Frankfurt faculty in November 2000, Volker Wieland was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC.

Wieland is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy  Research (CEPR) in London, a member of the Kronberger Kreis, that is the Scientific Council of the Market Economy Foundation and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance. 

Wieland was awarded the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship by the European Central Bank for the academic year of 2008/09.  In 2007-2008 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID). From April 2003 until April 2009 Wieland was Director of the Center for Financial Studies.

Wieland has served as a consultant to a number of institutions including, in particular, the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the Reserve Bank of Finland. 

Wieland's academic activities have included the following roles at the scientific journals and societies. He served as  Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control from 2002 to 2006 and remains on the journal's Advisory Board, as Associate Editor of the European Economic Review (2001-2004), as  Member of the Referee Panel of Economic Policy (2004 - 2006) and as Chair of the Research Committee on Monetary Theory and Policy of the German Economic Association. 

Wieland's research interests include monetary and fiscal policy, business cycles and macroeconomic models, inflation and deflation, learning and economic dynamics as well as numerical methods in macroeconomics. His research has been published in leading economic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the European Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Recently, Wieland has been coordinating the creation of a public archive of macroeconomic models for comparative purposes: Macroeconomic Model Data Base.