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Hans-Helmut Kotz

Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair


Hans-Helmut Kotz

Hans-Helmut Kotz is a Visiting Professor of Economics and teaches economics at Harvard each fall semester. He is senior fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, and program director, SAFE Policy Center, both at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and visiting professor of economics at Harvard during fall terms. He is also on the Economics Faculty of Freiburg University, where he received 2010’s University Teaching Award. He is a senior advisor to McKinsey as well as on the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG. Between 2002 and 2010 he served on the board of Deutsche Bundesbank, in charge of Financial Stability, Markets, and Statistics. He was a member of committees of the ECB, BIS, FSB, and OECD, chairing the latter’s Financial Markets Committee as well as the Central Bank Deputy for the G7 and G20 process. He published in Revue d’Economie Financiére, Kredit und Kapital, Intereconomics, etc. His research focuses on EMU, financial stability, and the politics of international rule making.


  • Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, Harvard University
  • Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
  • Professor of Economics, Freiburg University
  • Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank