Heiko Hesse

Senior Economist, European Commission (DG ECFIN)

On secondment from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Heiko Hesse is a Senior Economist at the European Commission (DG ECFIN), where he primarily works on Italy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Université Libre Brussels (Solvay). Heiko's IMF career since 2007 has covered a wide range of topics from sovereign debt (restructuring) and macro-financial issues to banking crisis issues, the Middle East and work on the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). His IMF country experiences include e.g. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Euro area, Lebanon, Libya, Romania, Spain, Turkey or Yemen. The IMF published some of his (policy) research on the financial crisis in a recent e-book.

Prior to the IMF, Heiko was an Economist at the World Bank from 2006-2007 on the Commission on Growth and Development. Before that in 2005-2006, he was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and a Consultant at the World Bank. He also worked at McKinsey in their Financial Institutions Practice, NERA Economic Consulting as well as PwC. In Washington DC, Heiko was the President of the Washington European Society, a non-profit, from 2009-2014. Heiko obtained his PhD in Economics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford and his B.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University of Essex.

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