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Martin Hellwig

Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Martin Hellwig is director at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany. He was the first chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and the co-winner of the 2012 Max Planck Research Award for his work on financial regulation.

With Anat Admati, he is the co-author of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong With Banking and What To Do About It (Princeton University Press, 2013).

Mr. Hellwig has held teaching appointments at Princeton University, the University of Bonn, the University of Basel, Hebrew University, Harvard University and the University of Mannheim.

He received an M.A. in economics from the University of Heidelberg and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

Articles by Martin Hellwig

The Emperors of Banking Have No Clothes

Why have bankers and their lobbyists been so successful in stymieing efforts to rein in the financial sector?

March 19, 2013