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Philipp Steinberg

John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2015


Philipp Steinberg

Philipp Steinberg is the Chief of Staff to German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. As a John F. Kennedy Short-Term Fellow, he will be a CES from October 18 - November 1, 2015.

He is Deputy Director General of the Department for Political Planning and Strategy. Within this context, he is involved with TTIP, Energiewende, EMU and other strategically relevant issues.

Earlier, he worked in the Federal Ministry of Financial Affairs in the Budget and European Affairs Directorates as well as in the Headquarters of the Social Democratic Party, where he headed the Financial Policy Unit and was Special Advisor to Party Chairman Sigmar Gabriel.

After having received his International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, he studied Law, Economic Policy and Taxation at the universities of Berlin (Humboldt-University), Paris (Panthéon-Assas) and Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms Universität). He holds a PhD in Economic Law, an MBA and a Licence en Droit. He has authored two books and numerous articles on economic law, economic policy and taxation. He was born in Ann Arbor, MI.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Head of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2015-2016, CES, Harvard University