Expert on macroeconomics & finance
International economic governance
The economics of inequality
Berlin or Frankfurt, Germany
Marcel Fratzscher is a globally renowned expert on macroeconomics and global finance, with extensive experience in international policy-making and academia.
He is President of DIW Berlin (the German Institute of Economic Research) and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University (Berlin). DIW Berlin is an independent institution with over 250 employees, and is regarded as one of the leading research institutes and think tanks in Europe.
Prior to his role at DIW, Marcel served as Head of the International Policy Analysis Division at the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2001 to 2012. From 2000 to 2001 he was at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. From 1996 to 1998 - before and during the Asian financial crisis - he worked with the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia. He has also held roles at the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and in several parts of Asia and Africa.
One of the world’s leading economic minds with extensive experience at the highest level of academia and policy-making, Marcel is a highly articulate speaker on the critical issues facing the global economy and international finance: the outlook for Germany/Europe, the economics of Brexit, the Chinese slow-down, US-China trade wars, and how to tackle global inequality, to name but a few.
He is also able to deliver a nuanced analysis of economic policy-making, in particular why policy-makers at the ECB and in Berlin act the way they do.