Policy options for raising public investment in Germany

Policy options for raising public investment in Germany

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Director-General, Economic Policy, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Berlin, Germany)
Chair: 
David Vines (Balliol College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Adam Bennett; David Vines
Series: 
Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM)

Jeromin Zettelmeyer has been nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013 (on leave for public service since April 2014). He is chief economist for the German Ministry of the Economy, as well as deputy chief economist and director of research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he contributes to the bank's policy agenda and is responsible for economic research and major publications such as the Transition Report. Between 1994 and 2008 he worked at the International Monetary Fund, mainly in the research department but also in the Western Hemisphere and European departments. His research and policy work deals with financial crises, monetary policy, sovereign debt, economic growth, and economic policy problems in transition economies. His recent research focuses on reform of the European financial architecture, management of the euro area crisis, and the question of how crises and adjustment policies affect household welfare and attitudes.