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Alfred Steinherr

Chief European Economist, The Globalist

In addition to serving as The Globalist Research Center’s Chief European Economist, Alfred Steinherr is Professor of Economics at the Free University of Bolzano in Italy and Research Professor at theDeutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) in Berlin, Germany. He also serves on several academic and business boards.

From 1995 to 2005, he was Chief Economist and Director General of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.

Dr. Steinherr is the author of the widely acclaimed "Derivatives: The Wild Beast of Finance" (1998), a pathbreaking book that foreshadowed much of the current global debate about the problems with the derivatives market.

He has also been a Professor of Economics at Université Catholique de Louvain and Senior Economist at the IMF and Economic Counsellor for the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission.

Dr. Steinherr has a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

He is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and basic Chinese.

Articles by Alfred Steinherr

A Eurozone Without Germany?

Would a German exit from the eurozone be good for Europe's southern economies?

October 19, 2012

Is Germany the Main Beneficiary of the Euro?

Does it make economic sense for Germany to try to hold the eurozone together?

October 18, 2012

Who Really Gains from the Euro?

How has the euro crisis turned the potential benefits of the euro for the South into a substantial loss for everybody?

September 22, 2011

Eurobonds: The Solution to the Euro Crisis?

Would eurobonds create more problems than they would solve?

September 7, 2011

Toward Two European Monetary Unions

Why does it make sense to divide the European Monetary Union into a Northern EMU and a Southern EMU?

July 21, 2011

The Wisdom of Schäuble: There Is No Way Greece Can Fully Pay Back Its Debt

What does Greece need from the rest of Europe to avoid defaulting on its debt?

June 16, 2011