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Michael Heise

Chief Economist, Allianz SE

Michael Heise is Chief Economist of Allianz SE. He advises the board of Allianz SE on economic and strategic issues. He is responsible for analysis and forecasts of the German and international economy, financial markets and risk analysis.

Before joining Allianz Group, Heise was Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts, Chief Economist of the DG Bank and Chief Economist and Head of Research at DZ Bank.

Heise studied and graduated at Cologne University and lectured at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main. He is an honorary professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.

Articles by Michael Heise

How the German Economy Is Falling Behind

With growth deteriorating, the day of reckoning for Germany’s economic policymakers is approaching fast.

June 5, 2019

A World of Financial Gloom and Doom?

Why financial markets in 2019 may offer positive surprises, despite -- and actually because of -- the current wave of pessimism.

January 8, 2019

Why the Fed Should Start Tightening

If the Fed wants to wait for economic circumstances that are perfectly balanced for a rate rise, that day might never come.

September 15, 2015

Are Markets Judging the Risk of Grexit Correctly?

Assessing the impact of a Grexit on financial markets and the Eurozone economy.

July 3, 2015