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Research Staff


Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
  • Financial Crises
  • Sovereign Debt Restructuring
  • Transition Economies

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Spanish

Jeromin Zettelmeyer

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.

Zettelmeyer is coauthor of Debt Defaults and Lessons from a Decade of Crises (with Federico Sturzenegger, MIT Press, 2007). He has published in the Journal of International Economics; Journal of Monetary Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Economic Policy; Journal of International Money and Finance; and Journal of Economic Literature. He is also research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, and a panel member of the journal Economic Policy. He chairs the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Sustainability. He holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Bonn and a PhD from MIT.