Federico Steinberg

Senior Analyst
55 articles published

Federico Steinberg is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute, Lecturer in Political Economy at Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma and Special Adviser to the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma, an MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University. He has been a consultant for the World Bank in Washington DC, Ghana and Bolivia, and has worked at the Executive Office of the Secretary General at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He is also a frequent contributor to the Spanish and international media and has been invited to deliver speeches in more than 10 countries.


Research areas: Federico Steinberg is an expert in international political economy with a strong background and interest in international trade, finance, development and European economic and monetary union. His research covers a broad spectrum and he has published in English and Spanish on topics such as the new dynamics of international trade and the rise of protectionism, various aspects of global economic governance, the eurozone crisis, Brexit, the new global geoeconomic balance of power and the roots of the backlash against globalisation and the liberal world order.


Selected publications: A globalisation challenge: preventing a clash between the middle classes of the developed and emerging economies’ (with A. Ortega & M. Otero-Iglesias, Economics, 2018); ‘The Spanish financial crisis. Lessons for the European banking union’ (with S. Royo & M. Otero-Iglesias, Informe Elcano, nr 20); ‘How to fix the euro’ (with S. Pickford & M. Otero-Iglesias, Chatham House, 2014); ‘Towards a Germanized eurozone? Germany’s trilemma and the EMU regime after the crisis’ (wth M. Vermeiren, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2015); ‘Is the dollar becoming a negotiated currency? Evidence from the emerging markets’ (with M. Otero-Iglesias, New Political Economy, 2013); and ‘Reframing the euro vs. dollar debate through the perceptions of financial elites in key dollar-holding countries’ (with M. Otero-Iglesias, Review of International Political Economy, 2013).

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