Moritz Schularick

Kiel Institute for the World Economy, President

MacroFinance Lab, Director

Economic Policy, Managing Editor

Moritz Schularick is Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and Director of the MacroFinance Lab Bonn. He is an elected member of the Academy of Sciences of Berlin. In 2015/16, he held the Alfred-Grosser-Chair at SciencesPo in Paris. Previously, he taught at the Free University of Berlin, was a Research Professor at New York University as well as a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge. 


In 2018, he received the Gossen-Prize of the German Economic Association that is awarded every year to honor a German-speaking economist whose work has gained international renown. He is a Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a Managing Editor of Europe’s most important policy journal, “Economic Policy”, a joint initiative of SciencesPo, CEPR, and CESIfo.


His work on credit cycles, asset prices, and financial stability has provided the backdrop for so-called macro-prudential policies aimed at curbing credit booms and stability risks. With Niall Ferguson he coined the term “Chimerica” and authored a number of influential papers on US-China relations. He is a frequent consultant to central banks and contributes to public debates across different media. 


His research spans macroeconomics, finance, international economics and economic history and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of International Economics, and several other journals. 


His research is supported by major grants from the European Research Council, the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

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