Marcel Fratzscher is President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, and Chair of the German government expert committee, "Strengthening investment in Germany". Marcel Fratzscher's work focuses on macroeconomics, monetary economics, financial markets and the global economy. From 2001 to 2012 he was Head of the International Policy Analysis Division at the European Central Bank (ECB). He previously worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (2000-2001). Before and during the Asian financial crisis (1996-1998), Fratzscher was at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). He has also spent shorter periods at the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI); a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford.