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Hans-Helmut Kotz

Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair

Hans-Helmut Kotz

Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair


Hans-Helmut Kotz

Hans-Helmut Kotz is a visiting professor of economics at Harvard University and resident faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). During the fall semester, he teaches two courses: one in the economics department, the other, together with Charles S. Maier, in history, government and economics. At CES, he co-directs the European Economic Policy Forum. At Goethe University, Kotz is a senior fellow of the Center for Financial Studies and program director of the SAFE Policy Center. He is also on the economics faculty of Freiburg University. In addition to his academic positions, Kotz is a senior advisor to McKinsey & Co. and serves on the supervisory board of Eurex Clearing AG, Frankfurt/Zurich. He is also a non-executive member of the board of Caixa General de Depósitos, Lisbon.

Between 2002 and April 2010, Kotz was a member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, in charge of financial stability, markets and statistics and a member of committees of the Bank for International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board as well as the OECD, where he was chair of the financial markets committee. He was also the German Central Bank deputy for the G7/G8 and the G20 process. Between 2002 and 2005 he served in a personal capacity as a member of the European Parliament’s expert group on financial markets. He has published widely and is involved in a number of academic institutions, e.g., member of the board of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory; the scientific councils of the Revue d’Économie Financière, Paris; the Centre Cournot, Paris; Hamburger Weltwirtschaftliches Institut (HWWI), Hamburg; and the Weatherhead Center’s Conference on Politics and Economics of International Finance (PEIF).


  • Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Recent Publications

Journal Publications

  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. Regulating banking – banks and beyond. Forthcoming in: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaften. (2017)
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut and Schmidt, Reinhard H. Corporate Governance of Banks – A German Alternative to the Standard Model, Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft. (2017) vol. 28, pp. 427-444
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. Les activités de shadow banking dans un contexte de bas taux d‘intérêt : une perspective de flux financiers (joint with Günter Beck). Revue d’Économie Financière. (2016) no. 121, pp. 235-254
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. The State and Its Banks –De-Coupling, a VainHope? Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaften. (2014) vol. 113

Edited Volumes Contributions

  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut and Maier, Charles S. Prudentes et courageuses: les tentatives de l’Europe en faveur de l’intégration. Revue d’Économie Financière. (2017) vol. 125, pp. 55-68
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut and Günter Beck. Conducting Monetary Policy when Fiscal Space is Limited. Forthcoming in: IMF-Bank of Slovenia: Rethinking Monetary Fiscal Policy Coordination, Ljubljana/Washington, DC (2017)
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. Monetary Union, Banking Union: Money and credit, inexorably linked. Lucas Papademos (editor): Monetary Policy, Banking Union and Economic Growth: Challenges for Europe in the Wake of the Crisis, Athens: Academy of Athens and Bank of Greece. (2017)
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. Communicating statistics – it’s more than numbers. European Central Bank: Towards the banking union – opportunities and challenges. Seventh ECB conference on Statistics, Frankfurt (2015)
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. Le couple franco-allemand : (més-)entente cordiale? France-Allemagne : cultures monétaires et budgétaires; vers une nouvelle gouvernance européenne? Cergy-Pontoise. CIRAC, (2015) p. 47-59
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. SSM and ECB: Supra-Nationalization of Banking Politics. Österreichische Nationalbank. 42nd Economic Conference, (2014) pp. 4-12
  • Kotz, Hans-Helmut. EMU’s Response to the North Atlantic Financial Crisis: Policymaking from Incompatible Views. Robert Solow, and Daniel S. Hamilton, Europe’s Economic Crisis: Transatlantic Perspectives. Washington, DC, (2011) pp. 29-44

Recent News Articles


  • Prix Turgot (Category: Ouvrages collectifs), Cercle Turgot, Paris, March 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Derek Bok Center, Harvard University, Fall 2015
  • University Teaching Award, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2010