Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin (German Institute of Economic Research) and Professor of
Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin.
 As an independent institute with 250 employees, DIW Berlin is one of the leading research institutes and think tanks in Europe.

His own research covers a broad range of issues in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance, monetary economics and international policy co-ordination, and has been published in a number of leading academic journals.

His prior professional experience includes work as Head of the International Policy Analysis Division at the European Central Bank (ECB), where he worked from 2001 to 2012; the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 2000-01; before and during the Asian financial crisis in 1996-98 at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID); and shorter periods at the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and in various parts of Asia and Africa.

He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy; a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; a B.A. in Philoso­phy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford, Trinity College; and a Vordiplom degree in Economics from Kiel University.

He is a European citizen, having grown up and having obtained his primary and secondary education in Germany.