Jeromin Zettelmeyer is a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

From 2014 to September 2016, he served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, reporting to the German vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel. Before joining the German government, Jeromin was director of research and deputy chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (2008–2014), where he co-wrote and edited the Transition Report and other EBRD flagship publications. Prior to that, he was a staff member of the International Monetary Fund, where he worked in the Research, Western Hemisphere and European II Departments (1994–2008).

Jeromin holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1995) and an economics degree from the University of Bonn (1990). In addition to his role at the Peterson Institute, he is a research fellow in the International Macroeconomics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems. Jeromin has published widely on topics including international financial architecture, sovereign debt, monetary policy, economic growth and transition to market. He is the author, with Federico Sturzenegger, of Debt Defaults and Lessons from a Decade of Crises (MIT Press, 2007). His current research and policy interests include fixing Europe’s currency union, dealing with Greece’s debt problem, improving understanding of the social impact of macroeconomic adjustment and reform, and thinking through the causes and consequences of the global productivity slowdown.

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