Prof. Hans-Helmut Kotz



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Prof. Hans-Helmut Kotz is a senior fellow of the Center for Financial Studies since May 2010, with which he has been involved in numerous activities since the mid-1990s. He is also Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center, Goethe University, Frankfurt. Since 2010 he is a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Center for European Studies as well as a Visiting Professor in the Economics Department. (In fall 2015, he received the Derek Bok Center’s Excellence in Teaching Award.) He is also on Freiburg University’s Economics Faculty, where he was given the University Teaching Award in 2010. Moreover, he is a senior advisor to McKinsey & Co. (since 2011), on the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG, Frankfurt/Zurich (since 2013) and a non-executive Member of the Board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon (since 2017).

Prior to joining CFS, Prof Kotz was a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank (between 2002 and 2010), finally in charge of Financial Stability, Markets and Statistics. He was also a member of a number 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. In addition, he served as the German Central Bank Deputy for the G7/G8 and the G20 process.

Before joining Bundesbank’s Board, he was President of the Landeszentralbank Bremen, Niedersachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt and Member of the Bundesbank’s Central Bank’s Council. Between 1984 and 1999 he was Chief Economist of Deutsche Girozentrale, Frankfurt. In a personal capacity, he acted as a member of the European Parliament’s Expert Group on Financial Markets between 2002 and 2005. He has published widely and is engaged in a number of academic institutions, e.g., member of the Board of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory, the scientific councils of the Revue d’Économie Financière, Paris, Paris, des Centre Cournot, Paris, the Foundatio of the Banque Central du Luxembourg as well as the Hamburger Weltwirtschaftliches Institut (HWWI), Hamburg and the Weatherhead Center’s Conference on Politics and Economics of International Finance (PEIF), Cambridge, MA..