Jeromin Zettelmeyer Joins the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Contact: Eitan Urkowitz 202.454.1334

Washington—The Peterson Institute for International Economics is pleased to welcome Jeromin Zettelmeyer as a senior fellow beginning in September 2016. Zettelmeyer was previously a nonresident senior fellow at the Institute during 2013–14.

Most recently, Zettelmeyer served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy from May 2014 through September 2016. He worked under Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, the microeconomic policy framework, and a key policy initiative to boost private and public investment. He also represented Germany in key economic fora of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including as cochair of the recently founded Global Forum on Productivity.

“Jeromin has made important contributions to shifting German policy from a narrow focus on short-term stability measures onto stimulating investment and productivity growth throughout Europe,” said Adam S. Posen, PIIE President. “We were delighted when Jeromin agreed to return to the Peterson Institute after his distinguished public service in the German government. He will be a great addition both to our world-renowned expertise on the European Union and to our growing research emphasis on global concerns about productivity growth and the political economy of reform.”

Between 2008 and 2014, Zettelmeyer was the director of research and deputy chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), responsible for the Transition Report and other EBRD publications. Prior to that post, he worked in the Research, Western Hemisphere, and European II Departments of the International Monetary Fund.

Zettelmeyer holds a PhD in economics from MIT and an economics degree from the University of Bonn. He is also the coauthor of Debt Defaults and Lessons from a Decade of Crises (MIT, 2007).



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