Otmar Issing

President, Center for Financial Studies

Otmar Issing held chairs of economics at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Wuerzburg. He was a member of the Council of Economic Experts ( 1988-1990). From 1990-1998 he was a member of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank with a seat at the Central Bank Council. From 1998-2006 he was a founding member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, responsible for the Directorates General Economics and Research. He has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities Bayreuth, Frankfurt and Konstanz and received many awards. He was Head of the Advisory Group on the New Financial Order appointed by Chancellor Merkel (2008-2012) and member of the High Level Group of the European Commission chaired by J.De Larosiere (2008-2009). In 2017 he was appointed member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance.

He is President of the Center for Financial Studies and Chairman Kuratorium House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Honorary Professor of the Universities Frankfurt and Wuerzburg, and inter alia International Advisor  to  Goldman  Sachs. He has published numerous articles in academic journals and is the author of two textbooks, Einführung in die Geldtheorie (Introduction to Monetary Theory), 15th edition, 2011 (also translated into Chinese and Bulgarian), and Einführung in die Geldpolitik (Introduction to Monetary Policy), 1996, Valen. His book Der Euro, 2008, was translated into English and Chinese.

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  • 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)
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  • 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