Elga Bartsch

Elga Bartsch has been Director General for Economic Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action since January 2023. Previously, she was Head of Macro Research of the BlackRock Investment Institute and Global Co-Head of Economics and Chief European Economist at Morgan Stanley in London. She started her career as a research associate at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, a large German economic think-tank where she worked at the President’s office and managed the Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research programme. She has more than 20 years of macro research experience and is a member of the ECB Shadow Council and a trustee of the IFO Institute for economic research. She also served on and chaired the Economic and Monetary Policy Committee of the German Banking Association. She graduated with a Master’s degree from Kiel University, where she subsequently also completed a PhD.