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Guntram B. Wolff

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Expertise: european economy and governance, global macroeconomics and finance CV: Download CV Twitter: @GuntramWolff

Guntram Wolff has been the Director of Bruegel since June 2013. His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance. He regularly testifies at the European Finance Ministers' ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale) and is a member of the French prime minister's Conseil d'Analyse Economique.

Guntram Wolff is also a member of the Solvay Brussels School's international advisory board of the Brussels Free University. He joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro area governance. Prior to joining the Commission, he was coordinating the research team on fiscal policy at Deutsche Bundesbank. He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund.

He holds a PhD from the University of Bonn, studied economics in Bonn, Toulouse, Pittsburgh and Passau and previously taught economics at the University of Pittsburgh and at Université libre de Bruxelles. He has published numerous papers in leading academic journals. Guntram is fluent in German, English, French and has good notions of Bulgarian and Spanish. His columns and policy work are published and cited in leading international media such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Caixin, Nikkei, El Pais, La Stampa, FAZ, Handelsblatt, Les Echos, BBC, ZDF, and others.

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Upcoming Event

3 
May
2016
13:15

E-commerce in Europe: Lessons for parcel delivery from electronic communications

Bruegel is pleased to welcome Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market. He will discuss the place of parcel delivery in the DSM, and comment on research by Bruegel scholars which suggests that there are useful parallels with telecommunications interconnection and with roaming.

Speakers: Andrus Ansip, Jean-Paul Forceville, Annegret Groebel, J. Scott Marcus and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Upcoming Event

11 
May
2016
13:00

The United States and Europe: Short-term divergence but shared challenges

Europe and the United States have had divergent experiences since the Economic crisis but they share several challenges in the years ahead. How can those challenges be turned into opportunities?

Speakers: Jason Furman, Natacha Valla and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Upcoming Event

25 
May
2016
12:30

Lessons for the euro from early US monetary and financial history

The United States has a monetary union that many look to when considering the future of the EU. But how easy was it really to create such a union and what can Europe learn from the US process?

Speakers: Jeffry Frieden and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Upcoming Event

31 
May
2016
09:00

Euro-Mediterranean energy talks

The current energy situation in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean is not sustainable. This event will look at how the EU could cooperate with this region to enhance the sustainability of the regional energy systems.

Speakers: Manfred Hafner, Riccardo Puliti, Sabina Ratti, Simone Tagliapietra, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

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Youth unemployment in the Mediterranean region and its long-term implications

Youth unemployment in the Mediterranean region has consequences for the whole of Europe. Tackling youth unemployment in the region must continue to be a high policy priority.

By: Nuria Boot, Karen E. Wilson and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 13, 2016
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Upcoming Event

2 
Jun
2016
09:00

Iran: economic cooperation after the sanctions

What business opportunities might arise for Europe from the lifting of sanctions against Iran and how can Europe and Iran cooperate in crucial sectors such as energy?

Speakers: Ali Shams Ardekan, Benjamin Godel, Zahra Jazayeri, Mohsen Pakparvar, Simone Tagliapietra, HE Peiman Seadat, Farhad Sharif and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Opinion

Guntram B. Wolff

Making the EU-Turkey refugee deal work

The EU deal with Turkey reached on 18 March is problematic, but without a deal the EU’s external borders would have collapsed completely. Now the EU needs to support Greece and increase the number of refugees taken directly from Turkey.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 11, 2016
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Opinion

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Mere criticism of the ECB is no solution

What would happen if the ECB failed to respond to the excessively low inflation and the weak economy? And what economic policy would be suitable under the current circumstances, if not monetary policy?

By: Marcel Fratzscher, Reint Gropp, Hans-Helmut Kotz, Jan Krahnen, Christian Odendahl, Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 10, 2016
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Opinion

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
Guntram B. Wolff

ECB decisions put lack of fiscal union in the spotlight

Fiscal policy in the euro area is hardly supporting the recovery and the ECB. The EU needs a a proper fiscal union in order to stabilise the economy and inflation. We see four main avenues for achieving a viable fiscal framework.

By: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: March 30, 2016
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