Johannes Breckenfelder

Senior Economist, Directorate General Research, ECB

Johannes Breckenfelder is a Senior Economist in the Financial Research Division of the European Central Bank. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2014. He spent the academic year 2011/2012 visiting Harvard University. Prior to this, he obtained his Master of Science in Finance and Econometrics from the University of York.

Breckenfelder is conducting empirical research in financial and monetary economics, with a particular interest in market microstructure, banking, and monetary policy transmission. His recent work provides empirical evidence on the competition among high-frequency traders and its influence on market quality. More information can be found at

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