Alexander Schäfer

Economist at German Council of Economic Experts

Alexander Schäfer is an Economist at the German Council of Economic Experts’ staff where he is responsible for financial market policy. Before joining the Council, he worked as a Research and Teaching Associate at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Chair of Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro). His doctoral thesis focused on financial market regulation and in particular on bail-out expectations in the aftermath of the subprime crisis. He holds an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University and spent his undergraduate studies at the universities of Mainz and Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prior to starting his doctoral thesis, he worked in the investment banking industry where he was responsible for equity derivatives transactions.