Hans-Helmut Kotz

Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center, Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, Resident Fellow, Center for European Studies and Visiting Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Hans-Helmut Kotz is a Resident Fellow, Center for European Studies as well as a Visiting Professor of Economics, both at Harvard University. At Goethe University, Frankfurt, he is a Senior Fellow of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE as well as Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies. He is also on the economics faculty of Freiburg University. He was a Board Member of Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010), in charge of Financial Stability, Markets, and Statistics and as such a member of a number of committees and working groups 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 Central Bank Deputy for the G7 and the G20 process. Before that, he was President of the Landeszentralbank in Bremen, Niedersachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt (1999-2002) and Chief Economist at Deutsche Girozentrale. Between 2002 and 2005 he served in a personal capacity as a member of the European Parliament’s Expert Group on Financial Markets. He has published widely (Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, Revue d’Economie Financière, Intereconomics etc. as well as in numerous edited books). In addition to his academic positions, he is a senior advisor to McKinsey & Co., academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute and serves as a non-executive director on the Board of Caixa General de Depósitos, Lisbon.