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Walter Radermacher, Director ESTAT

Walter Radermacher

Director General of Eurostat and Chief Statistician of the European Union.

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background.

Walter Radermacher, studied business economics in Aachen and Münster.

From 1975, he was member of the academic staff in economic mathematics and operations research at the University of Münster. He started his career at the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland) in 1978.

During the nineties, he set up the environmental economic accounting (Umweltökonomischen Gesamtrechnungen – UGR) which brought him wide international acknowledgement.

In 2003, Walter Radermacher is named Vice-president of the Federal Statistical Office and in 2006, he passed President.

During the German Presidency of the Council of the EU (first six months in 2007), Walter Radermacher was in charge of the Working Group for Statistics. He was the first chair of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) from 2005 to 2008.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Since August 2008, Walter Radermacher is Director General of Eurostat and Chief Statistician of the European Union.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

European Union.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?



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