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Carsten Brzeski

John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2019

Residency Dates: October 15 - November 6, 2019


Carsten Brzeski

Carsten Brzeski has been ING Germany’s chief economist since 2013. His main areas of expertise are economic and political developments in Germany and the Eurozone, including the monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB). Brzeski frequently comments on macro-economic developments in international media. He started his career at ING in the Brussels Economic Research Team in 2008.

Prior to joining ING, Brzeski worked at ABN Amro’s Economics Department in Amsterdam and spent almost four years at the European Commission in the unit dealing with monetary and exchange rate matters in Europe. From 2000 to early 2004, he was senior policy advisor on European and international economic issues at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He is a Berlin-born German, and has studied at the Free University of Berlin, Northeastern University, and Harvard University.

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


  • Chief German Economist, ING Bank
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow 2019, CES, Harvard University