Prof. Hans-Helmut Kotz




Phone: +49 69 798-33685
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Hans-Helmut Kotz is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies (since 2010), with which he has been affiliated since the mid-1990s, as well as a Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center. He is also a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies and teaching in Harvard’s Economics Department. Moreover, Kotz is a member of the Economics Faculty at Freiburg University, where he received the 2010’s University Teaching Award. He is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co., to UniCredit AG as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG.

Before joining the CFS, Prof. Kotz has been a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010), in charge of Financial Stability, Markets and Statistics, a member of committees of the Bank for International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board as well as the OECD, where he was chair of the Financial Markets Committee. He was also the German Central Bank Deputy for the G7 and the G20 process.

Prior to that, he was President of the Landeszentralbank in Bremen, Niedersachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt (1999-2002) and Chief Economist at Deutsche Girozentrale (1984-1999). Between 2002 and 2005 he served in a personal capacity as a member of the European Parliament’s Expert Group on Financial Markets. Prof. Kotz has published widely and is involved in a number of academic institutions, e.g. as a member of the Board of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory and a member of the scientific councils of the Revue d’Économie Financière, Paris, Centre Cournot, Paris as well as of the Hamburgische WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI).