Dr Oliver Ehrentraut

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Partner, Director, Head of Economics Division | Freiburg



Heinrich-von-Stephan-Str. 17 | 79100 Freiburg

Dr Oliver Ehrentraut, an Economist (Diploma), has been with Prognos since 2008. He is Director, Head of the economics division and Prognos' Freiburg Office. Previously, he was a research associate at the Institute of Finance I and the Research Centre for Intergenerational Contracts at the University of Freiburg.

The focus of Mr Ehrentraut's research lies on economic and social policy in the context of demographic and technological change. Central components of this research are the long-term economic, social and fiscal effects of various influencing factors and policy options.

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Dr Oliver Ehrentraut deals with the following topics:


The one constant in modern economies: change. In a dynamic environment, businesses and states must maintain an overview.

Social Protection

A society in transition needs a robust social safety net. Social security is facing enormous challenges.

Work & Skilled Labour

Structural change, demography, digitalization – the labour market is undergoing massive change. Securing skilled labour is a central challenge.

Economy & Labour

Economy and labour are in a state of change. This requires both vision and the ability to act flexibly.

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