Jürgen Stark

ECB "Chief Economist", 2006-2011

Speaker Themes

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary policy
  • International finance
  • Central banking
  • European integration
  • The eurozone crisis
  • The economic consequences of Brexit

Travels from

Frankfurt, Germany


Dr Jürgen Stark served on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Executive Board from 2006 to 2011. Here, he was responsible for economics and monetary analysis and was known informally as the the bank’s “chief economist”.

An inflation ‘hawk’, Jürgen resigned from his ECB role in protest at the bank’s controversial bond-buying programme, which it had implemented in response to the eurozone crisis.

Jürgen was a key figure in the European project, including the negotiation of the Maastricht Treaty and subsequent Stability and Growth Pact. 

He served as Deputy Finance Minister of Germany from 1995 to 1998, and as Deputy Governor of the German Bundesbank from 1998 to 2006, including as acting Governor in 2004. 

To book Jürgen Stark as a keynote speaker for your event, contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com


Few people understand monetary policy-making at the national, European and global level as well as Jürgen. 

He provides invaluable insights on global economic and financial trends, as well as the politics of Europe. And if you’re looking for a European perspective on the economic outlook in the wake of Brexit, Jürgen is an excellent choice.

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