Helmut Siekmann

Holder of the Endowed Chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law, Goethe University Frankfurt

Professor Helmut Siekmann holds the Endowed Chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law at Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Deputy Managing Director of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) and previously served as its Founding Managing Director. Professor Siekmann received his doctor juris and his postdoctoral degree from the University of Cologne. He also earned a degree in Economics from the University of Bonn. Furthermore, he was awarded an honorary doctor’s degree by the University Paris-Dauphine.

His main field of work is the stability of financial markets, financial institutions and public finances. His research is focused on all aspects of government finances, the institutional framework of the European System of Central Banks, the European provisions to secure stable government finances, the stabilisation mechanisms in time of crisis, and the supervision and control of financial markets.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Siekmann contributed to numerous legislative projects on national and supranational level. He worked as counsel to constitutional bodies and represented them in constitutional courts. Professor Siekmann has been Visiting Professor at several foreign universities like Saint Louis University in St. Louis, the University of Orléans, Paris-Dauphine, Luxembourg, and Donau University Krems.

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