- Director-General, Economic Policy, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany, Germany
1990, graduate, University of Bonn; 1995, PhD, MIT. 1994-2008, with the International Monetary Fund, mainly in the Research Department. Currently, Deputy Chief Economist and Director, Research, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics. Research and policy interests include: financial crises, international financial architecture and economics of transition. Co-Author, Debt Defaults and Lessons from a Decade of Crises (2007), an account of the sovereign debt crises between 1996 and 2006.