Ludger Schuknecht

Former Deputy Secretary General at Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Ludger Schuknecht was was deputy secretary-general of the OECD between 2018 and 2020.Mr. Schuknecht previously worked at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, where he held the position of Chief Economist. He advised the Minister on fiscal and economic policy issues and the international economy. He was also responsible for coordinating the finance track of the G20 process and worked closely alongside the OECD on programs such as the Compact With Africa, the promotion of OECD codes, and digital taxation.He has had a long career in international organisations. Assignments included Senior Advisor at the European Central Bank, where he worked on fiscal policies, monetary policy decision-making and European policy coordination, the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund.Mr. Schuknecht studied Economics at LMU Munich University (Germany, George Mason University (United States), where he received an MA, and at the University of Konstanz (Germany) where he got his PhD. His research focuses on fiscal policies and its linkages to the financial sector and the international economy.