Michael Hüther (born April 24, 1962) is a German economist and director of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft. He has previously been the chief economist of DekaBank. Hüther also is an honorary professor at the European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen.
Hüther received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Giessen in 1990. From 1990 to 1999 he was a research assistant for the German Council of Economic Experts. Since 2004 he serves as director of the IW.