Guntram Wolff is the Director of Bruegel, after having been Deputy Director during 2011-13. His work focuses on the European economy and governance, finance and Germany as well as Europe in the global economy. He has joined Bruegel from the European Commission's DG for Economic and Financial Affairs, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro area governance. Prior to joining the Commission he was an economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank, where he coordinated the research team on fiscal policy. He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund.
Guntram holds a PhD from the University of Bonn where he was a research fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). He studied economics in Bonn, Toulouse, Pittsburgh and Passau and taught economics at the University of Pittsburgh and Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has published numerous papers in leading academic journals. Guntram is fluent in German, English, French, Bulgarian and Spanish.