Franziska Bremus is a Research Associate in the Department of Macroeconomics and leader of the project “European capital markets and macroeconomic stability”. After finishing her Master’s degree in economics in Tübingen and Montréal, she joined the DIW Graduate Center. During her dissertation, Franziska worked in the Departments of Forecasting and Macroeconomics. She finished her dissertation on „Macroeconomics and Financial Markets: Essays on Micro-Macro Linkages“ in 2013. Her research deals with financial integration and stability, as well as real-financial interactions.