Marcel Fratzscher is President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Professor of Macroeconomics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is author and columnist on economic and social issues. He is member of the High-level Advisory Board of the United Nations on the sustainable development goals (SDGs), Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics, member of the scientific advisory board of the German Ministry of the Economy and member of the supervisory board of Hertie School of Governance. His work focuses on macroeconomics, inequality and European integration. His latest book "The Germany Illusion" published in 2018 at OUP analyses the role of Germany in Europe. Marcel Fratzscher is author of a bi-weekly column in Zeit Online (in German).