Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke is a Full Professor of Macroeconomics and the Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Studies (IBES) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2012 he is a (ad personam) Jean Monnet Professor. Moreover, he is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Data Analytics for Finance and Macroeconomics (DAFM), King’s Business School, London, a member of the Adjunct Faculty Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) and visiting professor at the Europa-Institut at Saarland University, Saarbrucken. He is a President of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS), and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of IAW Tubingen, the Councils of ‘Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration’ (AEI), the ‘Institut für Europäische Politik’ (IEP), the Executive Committee of the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) and the Scientific Committee of the International Network for Economic Research (INFER). He is also a Research Fellow of IZA Bonn, the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and CELSI, Bratislava, a member of the professional central bank watchers group ‘ECB Observer’, a member of the Bureau of European Policy Analysis (BEPA) Visitors Programme of the European Commission, an external consultant of DG ECFIN of the European Commission, an external consultant of the European Union Committee of the House of Lords (UK) and he successfully conducted research projects on behalf of, among others, the Bundesbank, the European Commission, the German Federal Ministries of Finance, and of Labour and Social 2 Affairs. His main areas of interest are international macroeconomics, monetary economics, European integration and applied econometrics.
Ansgar Belke was visiting researcher at the IMF in Washington/DC, CentER Tilburg, CEPS Brussels, IfW Kiel, DIW Berlin and OeNB Vienna. Furthermore, he was a member of the ‘Monetary Expert Panel’ of the European Parliament, Research Director for International Macroeconomics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, and a Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. From 2009 to 2014 he was member of the “Monetary Expert Panel” of the European Parliament.
He obtained his BA and MA in economics in Münster, Paris and Kiel and a PhD in Economics and Habilitation in Economics and Econometrics from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.