Dorothea Schäfer is Research Director Financial Markets at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Adjunct Professor of Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University; she is Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasian Economic Review (EAER) and the Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research); Head of various research projects, inter alia, funded by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG), the European Commission, the Wissenschaftsförderung des Deutschen Sparkassen und Giroverbandes and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Most recently, the DIW Berlin team became a member of the XPRESS consortium (https://www.xpress-h2020.eu/, https://www.facebook.com/xpressh2020/, https://twitter.com/xpressh2020, https://www.linkedin.com/company/30088834). She was Evaluator/reviewer of research programs/proposals for the German Science Foundation, EU Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the LOEWE (Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence). She has published in The European Journal of Finance, Finance Research Letters, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Financial Stability, the International Journal of Money and Finance, German Economic Review, Economics of Transition, the Journal of Comparative Economics, the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics and many other journals. She is a co-organizer of the DIW Lectures on Money and Finance. Schäfer gave expert testimonies for the Finance Committee of the Deutsche Bundestag, for the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, Parliamentary Assembly, The Council of Europe and for the Commission on the Financing of the Nuclear Phase-out. She was a member of the Fortschrittsforum and an advisor to the Sub-Committee “Policy for a Sustainable Political and Economic Governance” (Nachhaltige Ordnungspolitik) of the Enquete Committee of "Growth – Prosperity – Quality of Life" (Wachstum Wohlstand Lebensqualität).