Leading expert on the EU economy
European economic trends
The EU financial system
Brussels, Belgium / Oxford, UK
Wolfgang Münchau is a highly regarded expert on the EU’s economy, financial system and politics.
He has been an associate editor of the Financial Times since 2003, where he continues to and write a weekly column about the European Union and the European economy. Prior to this, he was co-editor of Financial Times Deutschland for two years, and before that he reported on Frankfurt and economics for the paper.
In 2006, Wolfgang co-founded Eurointelligence, a web-based platform for high quality analysis of the Eurozone’s economics, finance and politics. He continues to be its co-director.
He received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for best international columnist in 2012. In 2014 he was the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard’s Center For European Studies.
He is a member of the the European Council on Foreign Relations and Euro50 Group. He is also the author of several books, including The Meltdown Years: The Unfolding of the Global Economic Crisis (2009), which won the GetAbstract business book award.
Wolfgang Münchau is widely regarded as one of the foremost commentators on Europe. He received particular acclaim for his coverage and analysis of the eurozone crisis, arguing that the structure of the single currency is fundamentally flawed and needs to be reformed if it is to survive.
He continues to provide insights on critical issues for businesses and investors with an interest in Europe, from Brexit to the rise of populism and the Euro’s outlook.