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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 is the Director of Bruegel. 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

Jul
5
16:00

Sovereign and banking risks: what policies?

Exposures of banks towards sovereigns and vice-versa may be a source of systemic risk but how far can limiting these exposures in fact enhance or rather jeopardise global stability?

Speakers: Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Andrea Enria, Alberto Franco Pozzolo, Mario Nava, Erik F. Nielsen, André Sapir, Alexander Schulz and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Markets and broken promises in the UK referendum

After four days of violent market reactions to the prospects of Brexit, markets have paused and gained in strength slightly. Why has that happened?

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 29, 2016
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Jul
12
17:30

The impact of the EU regulatory framework for financial services

At this event Jonathan Hill will discuss the results of the European Commission consultation on the EU regulatory framework for financial services

Speakers: Jonathan Hill, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Gerhard Schick, Kay Swinburne and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Six lessons about “real” people, Brexit, and the EU

The result of the UK referendum on 23 June has been portrayed as a victory for "real people". But what consequences will the result have, and how should the UK and EU now react?

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 27, 2016
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Policy Contribution

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The effectiveness of the European Central Bank’s Asset Purchase Programme

Since the end of 2014, inflation has been at or very close to zero. With very little ability to move the actual interest rate further into negative territory, the ECB has resorted to unconventional measures. The latest of these includes a programme to purchase corporate bonds, which started on 8 June 2016.

By: Maria Demertzis and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: June 23, 2016
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Sep
6-7
09:00

Bruegel Annual Meetings 2016

The Annual Meetings are a high point in Bruegel's calendar. Taking place over two days, this mixture of large public debates and small private sessions for our members and selected invitees is a mini-festival of European and global economics.

Speakers: Bruegel, Michel Barnier, Joachim Bitterlich, Arnoud Boot, Albert Bravo-Biosca, Elmar Brok, Tom Carver, Jon Cunliffe, Zsolt Darvas, Chris Davies, Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Alicia García-Herrero, Sylvie Goulard, Dominique Guellac, Connie Hedegaard, Brigitte Knopf, Pascal Lamy, Lawrence J. Lau, Sylvie Matherat, Erik Nielsen, Barbara Novick, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Romano Prodi, Olli Rehn, Carmen M. Reinhart, Odile Renaud-Basso, José Ignacio Sánchez Galán, André Sapir, Dirk Schoenmaker, Ludger Schuknecht, Maroš Šefčovič, Jeremy Shapiro, Scott Stern, Jean-Claude Trichet, Laszlo Varro, Nicolas Véron, Reinhilde Veugelers, Helen Wallace, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Location: Autoworld, Brussels, Belgium
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Opinion

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Berlin and Paris need a strategy for Brexit

Which political strategy should the EU and its biggest two members, France and Germany, pursue if the UK were to leave?

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 3, 2016
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The three dangers of Brexit

Guntram Wolff looks at the economic and geopolitical consequences if the "leave" vote wins the Brexit referendum on 23 June.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 30, 2016
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