Karl Pichelmann

Senior Adviser, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Karl Pichelmann, an Austrian citizen borne 1956 in Vienna, has been with the European Commission since 1998, and he currently holds the position of a Senior Adviser in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. Karl Pichelmann earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Vienna in 1983. Before joining the European Commission, he was a senior economist at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, where he also taught at the University for Economics and Business Administration. He held various consultancy positions in the past, including a stint at the OECD in the context of the Jobs Study. From 2001-2014 he was also teaching at the Université Libre de Bruxelles as associated professor with the Institut d'Études Européennes.

His research, analysis and contributions to policy formulation focus on globalisation and European economic and monetary integration, and on the impact of the financial crisis on labour markets and social models in Europe. In DG ECFIN Karl Pichelmann plays a leading co-ordinating role across units and directorates in a wide array of activities in this field such as work on growth and inequality, wage and productivity dynamics, and mobility and migration, to name just a few; he has also hands-on experience in these issues as the person responsible in DG ECFIN for the Macroeconomic Dialogue, a high-level forum for the exchange of views between the European Commission, ECB, ECOFIN Council and the Social Partners. He is also tasked with the management of DG ECFIN's non-resident fellowship programme and plays a key role in communication and interaction with the outside world, in particular the economic research community.

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