Marcel Fratzscher is a researcher, author, and columnist on economic and socio-political topics, President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and Professor of Macroeconomics at Humboldt University Berlin. Among other things, he is a member of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a member of the Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hertie School of Governance.
His work focuses on macroeconomics and financial markets, inequality, and the globalization and integration of Europe. He is a columnist for Zeit Online and regularly publishes commentaries in German and international media such as the Financial Times and Project Syndicate.
In March 2022, his new 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, which dispels long-held myths in our dealings with money—with saving, debt, inflation and interest—and presents an analysis for future financial risks, provision, and wealth creation. His previous books "Die Deutschland Illusion," "Verteilungskampf - Warum Deutschland immer ungleicher wird", "The Germany Illusion," and "Die neue Aufklärung - Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft nach der Corona-Krise" focus on the transformation of the economy and society and Germany's role in Europe and the world.
Marcel Fratzscher is German and European and lives in Berlin.