Christian Odendahl

Christian Odendahl

Chief economist (Based in Berlin)
Areas of expertise 

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

Germany's biggest Brexit boon: Immigrants

11 December 2017
The UK’s inward turn could fix Germany’s skilled labor shortage.

Judy Asks: Can Merkel pull through?

Carnegie Europe
22 November 2017
When I floated the idea of a German minority government in early September and argued that there were upsides to it, the reaction was critical, bordering on hostile.

CER podcast series: How to save the EU

22 November 2017
In November, the CER took more than 50 of Europe's top economists and political commentators to a conference on 'How to save the EU'.

Keine Angst vor dem Gespenst Minderheitsregierung!

Die Welt
21 November 2017
Seit die FDP die Verhandlungen über Jamaika platzen ließ, geht in Deutschland ein Gespenst um: das Gespenst der Minderheitsregierung.

'Putting politics above prosperity' – wait, isn't that what the Brexiteers are doing?

The Guardian
17 November 2017
David Davis's ill-advised remark to an audience of German businessmen reveals an alarming ignorance about the way in which the EU is conducting negotiations.

CER podcasts: Relaunching the EU

08 November 2017
The CER has launched a major new report ‘Relaunching the EU’. In this podcast mini-series, CER researchers explain some of the reports main recommendations.

Debate: Will the euro survive as a currency long term?

City A.M.
23 October 2017
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, says YES.

Piqd: Armes Deutschland – 15 Jahre Hartz IV

13 October 2017
Christian Odendahl ist Chefökonom des Londoner Centre for European Reform (CER) und als solcher schreibt und denkt er zu europäischen Wirtschaftsfragen: Eurokrise, Banken, Wachstum, Handel, politische Ökonomie. In seinem Policy Brief “The Hartz Myth: A closer look at Germany’s labour market reforms” hat er untersucht, was die ökonomischen Umstände der Reformen waren.

Marketplace: Will Merkel go along with Macron's EU reform plan?

09 October 2017
Christian Odendahl of the Centre for European Reform in Berlin said the new coalition government will tread carefully and try not to upset the new French president.

Judy Asks: What next for Europe after the German election?

Carnegie Europe
26 September 2017
Experts from Europe and across the globe weigh in on the range of domestic, European, and foreign policy priorities facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the new coalition government in Berlin.