Christian Odendahl

Chief economist & Berlin representative
Areas of expertise 

Eurozone, ECB, Germany, fiscal and monetary policy, structural reforms, political economy of economic integration, international trade, financial regulation.


Christian Odendahl is chief economist at the Centre for European Reform. Christian works on European monetary and fiscal policy, the political economy of economic integration and structural reform, financial markets and regulation, international trade, as well as German politics. He commentates regularly on economic issues in print and broadcast media, including the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Deutschlandfunk and the BBC. He has also given oral evidence to the House of Lords on the future of the eurozone. 

Before joining the CER, Christian worked as a senior economist at Roubini Global Economics in London on the eurozone, the ECB and Germany, and as a Marjorie Deane financial journalism fellow at The Economist. Christian holds a PhD in economics from Stockholm University, chapters of which were published in the European Economic Review and the European Journal of Political Economy.

Christian Odendahl can be followed on twitter at @COdendahl (English) and @OdendahlC (German).

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