Marcel Fratzscher speaker

Marcel Fratzscher Keynote Speaker

  • Macroeconomics and Finance Professor - Humboldt-University Berlin
  • President of DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
  • Head of International Policy Analysis Division - European Central Bank (2001 -2012)

Marcel Fratzscher's Biography

Marcel Fratzscher is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, author and one of the most respected economists in the world with over two decades of experience as an analyst and financial expert with a keen interest in monetary economics and macroeconomics. Drawing on his unique insights as a Professor of Economics, President of a leading German research organisation and former senior positions within the European Central Bank, his work focuses on the key challenges and opportunities facing businesses and policymakers within the global economy and financial markets today.

He is Professor of Macroeconomics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and President at DIW Berlin, a leading independent think tank on economic research. Previously, he served at the European Central Bank as a Senior Advisor and Senior Economist before his assignment to Head of the International Policy Analysis Division in 2008.

Marcel was appointed visiting fellowship at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, where he was particularly interested in global economic ties and exchange rate governance.

Marcel is an acclaimed author who has written in both German and English on monetary policy, fiscal policy, and European integration. His most recent book, “Geld oder Leben – Wie unser irrationales Verhältnis zum Geld unsere Gesellschaft spaltet” (Money or Life – How Our Irrational Relationship to Money Divides Our Society) was published in 2022 and provides an analysis for future financial risks, provision, and wealth creation.  Other publications include The Battle for Redistribution (2016) and The Germany Illusion (2008), and co-authored titles: Transparency, Disclosure, and the Federal Reserve (2015) and Forecasting ECB Monetary Policy (2006).

He is columnist for Zeit Online and regularly contributes to prestigious economic publications worldwide, such as The Financial Times, Project Syndicate, IMF Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal and Review of Economics and Statistics.

Marcel has received numerous awards and honours, including; the Horst Siebert Fellowship for excellence in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute, the Kurt Rothschild award for Economic Journalism and Research, the CEPR Prize for the Best Central Bank Research Paper and an award for his masters’ thesis from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He is on several esteemed international association boards, including the German Federal Ministry of Economics, the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is on the Board of Trustees of the Hertie School of Governance.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford’s Trinity College and a Kiel University vordiplom, a university diploma from a German-speaking country.

Marcel is recognised in German and international media outlets for his ability to translate complex economic theories into relatable stories that audiences can understand and apply to their own lives. He has given speeches worldwide on various financial topics, from the Euro crisis to global trade, and is a sought-after expert for his insights.

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Videos of Marcel Fratzscher

Myths about Inequality | TEDxHUBerlin
Myths about Inequality | TEDxHUBerlin
52nd Annual Money, Macro & Finance Society Conference | Keynote
52nd Annual Money, Macro & Finance Society Conference | Keynote
What Now for Europe's Economy? | Journal Interview
What Now for Europe's Economy? | Journal Interview

Books by Marcel Fratzscher

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Money or Life - How Our Irrational Relationship to Money Divides Our Society
Marcel Fratzscher Speaker
The Germany Illusion: Between Economic Euphoria and Despair (2014)
The Battle for Redistribution – Why Germany is becoming more unequal (2016)
Marcel Fratzscher Speaker
Transparency, Disclosure, and the Federal Reserve (2015)

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