Christian Kastrop is since 1st January 2018 Director of the Program Europe’s Future at the Bertelsmann Foundation, Berlin and Gütersloh. From 2014-2017 he served as Deputy Chief Economist, G20 Representative Finance Track and Director General of the OECD’s Department of Policy Studies in Paris. Prior to that, working in the German Federal Finance Ministry he was inter alia Deputy Director General of the Economics, the European and the International Department. Between 2007 and 2010, he was President of the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) of the Council of European Finance and Economic Ministers (ECOFIN) and the Eurogroup in Brussels. Christian studied economics, psychology and philosophy at the University of Cologne and Harvard University, Mass., receiving his PhD in economics from the University of Cologne. He is Professor for Public Finance at the Economics Department of the Free University Berlin, Senior Fellow
of the Hertie School of Governance Berlin, and Policy Fellow of the Institute of Public Finance at the University of Cologne.