Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.
Executive Board
Key activities
  • Macroeconomics
  • International finance
  • Monetary economics
  • International policy co-ordination

    Publications at DIW Berlin

    Aufsätze referiert extern - sonstige (2019)

    Gut investierte Schulden sind eine Entlastung in der Zukunft

    Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Claus Michelsen
    Beiträge in Tages- und Wochenzeitungen (2019)

    In der Niedriglohnfalle

    Marcel Fratzscher
    Beiträge in Tages- und Wochenzeitungen (2019)

    Enteignungen sind nicht notwendig

    Marcel Fratzscher
    Beiträge in Tages- und Wochenzeitungen (2019)

    Die deutsche Politik muss die EZB stärker unterstützen

    Marcel Fratzscher
    DIW Weekly Report (2019)

    A Stable and Social Europe: Fiscal Rules, a Stabilization Fund, Insolvency Rules, Gender Quota, Gender Pension Gaps, and Education: Reports

    Franziska Bremus, Marius Clemens, Marcel Fratzscher, Anna Hammerschmid, Tatsiana Kliatskova, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Claus Michelsen, Carla Rowold, Felix Weinhardt, Katharina Wrohlich

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Moderation

    Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn´t : Book Presentation by Francesco Giavazzi
    Berlin, 11.04.2019
    Marcel Fratzscher

  • Moderation Rethinking Europe: Celebrating Helmut Schmidt at 100 : International Symposium of the Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation in Cooperation with the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, the German Institute for Economic Research and the Körber-Stiftung
    Hamburg, 22.02.2019

    Assessing the EU’s Fiscal and Economic Architecture: What Way Forward? : Discussion
    Marcel Fratzscher

  • Moderation

    DIW Europe Lecture: How Europe Can Cooperate to Compete
    Berlin, 19.11.2018
    Marcel Fratzscher

  • Diskussionsteilnahme Berlin Lunchtime Meeting, DIW Berlin
    Berlin, 30.10.2018

    Europe Ended Someplace Else - A Presentation of the Book “Euro Tragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts”
    Marcel Fratzscher

  • Vortrag Digitale Wirtschaft : Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2018
    Freiburg, 02.09.2018 - 05.09.2018

    Systematic Intervention and Currency Risk Premia
    Marcel Fratzscher, Lukas Menkhoff, Lucio Sarno, Maik Schmeling, Tobias Stöhr

  • CV - Short Version

    Marcel Fratzscher is Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin, and Chair of the German government expert committee on "Strenghtening investment in Germany". Marcel Fratzscher is  member of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, of the advisory board of the German development, non-profit Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and of the supervisory board of the Hertie School of Governance. Moreover, he is active in several NGOs, including on the advisory board of the foundation Deutschland rundet auf, co-owner and engaged at Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung (both focusing on equality of opportunity in education for children) and member of the advisory board of the Society for German-Chinese Cultural Exchange (GeKA).

    The work of Marcel Fratzscher focuses on topics in macroeconomics, monetary economics, financial markets and the global economy. In May 2018, his book "The Germany Illusion: Why we overestimate our Economy and need Europe" was published by OUP in English. His book "The Battle for Redistribution – Why Germany is becoming more unequal“ (March 2016) analyses the economic and social impact of the high and rising inequality in Germany, while his 2014 book on Germany analyses the economic challenges for Germany and its role in Europe. He is author of a bi-weekly column in German on Zeit Online on inequality.

    His prior professional experience includes work as Head of the International Policy Analysis at the European Central Bank (ECB), where he worked from 2001 to 2012; the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 2000-01; before and during the Asian financial crisis in 1996-98 at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID); and shorter periods at the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and in various parts of Asia and Africa.

    He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI); a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford, and a Vordiplom in Economics from Kiel University. He is a European and German citizen and is living in Berlin.