Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Schnitzer is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. Her research focuses on innovation, competition policy, and multinational corporations.  She has been a visiting professor at MIT, Stanford University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. She has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, better known as the "Wirtschaftsweisen," since April 2020, and was elected as its Chair in October 2022. For more than 20 years, she has been active in policy advice for the German government and the European Commission, including as deputy chair of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation and as a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of DG Competition.

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