Guntram Wolff



Guntram Wolff is senior fellow at the European think tank Bruegel and Professor at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. His research interests focus on European political economy, economic diplomacy, geo-economics, climate policy, and Germany’s geopolitical strategy. 

Wolff has been the Director and CEO of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Previously, he served as the Director of Bruegel from 2013 to 2022.His research has been published in academic journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Communications, Journal of European Public Policy, among others. He was a Professor at the Solvay School of Economics and Management at the Université libre de Bruxelles. 

In 2021, Wolff was appointed a member of the High-Level Independent Panel (HLIP) of the G20 High Level Independent Panel on financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. In 2018, the then Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, appointed him a member of the External Advisory Group on Surveillance, tasked with reviewing the IMF’s operational priorities until 2025. Since 2013, Wolff has twice yearly intervened before the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), the informal meeting of EU finance ministers and central bank governors, on a wide range of topics. From 2012 to 2016, he was a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique of the French Prime Minister. Between 2008 and 2011, Wolff worked on macroeconomics and euro area governance reform at the European Commission. He began his professional career in the research department of the Deutsche Bundesbank. 

He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bonn (Germany). 

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