Alexander Schäfer

Economist, German Council of Economic Experts

Alexander Schäfer is an Economist at the German Council of Economic Experts’ staff where he is responsible for financial market policy. Before joining the Council, he worked as a Research and Teaching Associate at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Chair of Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro). His doctoral thesis focused on financial market regulation and in particular on bail-out expectations in the aftermath of the subprime crisis. He holds an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University and spent his undergraduate studies at the universities of Mainz and Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prior to starting his doctoral thesis, he worked in the investment banking industry where he was responsible for equity derivatives transactions.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey