Juren Stark, speaker

Jürgen Stark

Former Member Executive Board & Chief Economist of the European Central Bank

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About Jürgen Stark

Stark studied economics at Eberhard Karls University and the University of Hohenheim, achieving a doctorate in the subject in 1975. Between 1973 and 1978 (whilst studying for his Ph.D.) he worked as a research assistant at University of Hohenheim.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Former Chief Economist of European Central Bank
  • Member of the European Union (EU) Economic and Financial Committee
  • Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees/Executive Board at the IFO Institute
  • Deputy German Finance Minister (1995-1998)

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • Policy Fellow - IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) Network (2011 present)
  • Honorary professor - Faculty of Economics, Eberhard Karls University (2005 present)
  • Chairman of the Board - University of Hildesheim Foundation (2003 - present)
  • Deputy Chairman - Board of Trustees/Executive Board, IFO Institute (1999 present)
  • Member - EU Economic and Financial Committee (1999 present)
  • Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank (2006 2011)
  • Vice-President - Deutsche Bundesbank (second term) (2002 2006)
  • Deputised for the President on the Governing Council, European Central Bank (2002 2006)
  • Member - Financial Stability Forum (1999 - 2006)
  • Member - G20 Deputies (1999 - 2006)
  • Member - Committee on the Global Financial System (G10, BIS) (1998 - 2006)
  • Deputy Member - Board of Directors, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) (1998 - 2006)
  • Member - ESCB International Relations Committee (1998 - 2006)
  • Vice-President - Deutsche Bundesbank (first term) (1998 2002)
  • Member - Central Bank Council (1998 2002)
  • Deputised for the President on the Governing Council, European Central Bank (1998 2002)
  • Alternate Governor/Delegate for Germany - International Monetary Fund (1995 - 2006)
  • Member - G7/G10 Deputies (1995 - 2006)
  • Member - Supervisory Board, Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (1997 - 1998)
  • Member - Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bahn AG (1995 - 1998)
  • Member - Supervisory Board, Deutsche Telekom AG (1995 - 1998)
  • Member - EU Monetary Committee (1995 - 1998)
  • State Secretary - Federal Ministry of Finance (1995 1998)
  • Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor - G7/G8 Economic Summits preparation (1995 1998)
  • Head - International Monetary and Financial Relations, Financial Relations in the EC, Federal Ministry of Finance (1993 1994)
  • Deputy Head - National Monetary Policy, Capital Market Policy, Germany as a Financial Centre, Borrowing, Federal Ministry of Finance (1992)
  • Head Foreign Trade and Payments, Money and Foreign Currency, Financial Markets Division, Federal Chancellery (1988 1992)
  • First Secretary - Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) (1982 1983)
  • Official - Economic Policy Department, Federal Ministry of Economics (1978 1988)


Jürgen speaks English and German.

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An experienced and intuitive economist, Juergen Stark's depth of knowledge and understanding will provide an eye-opening insight into the financial situation in Europe. Essential listening for economists at all levels and anyone with an interest in the EU.

Known for his former role as chief economist at European Central Bank, Juergen Stark resigned from the post in 2011 after five years of providing guidance. He felt that he had no choice other than to end his stretch with the bank early, claiming that the organisation was in a state of panic over the Eurozone crisis and was undertaking misguided steps whilst under pressure from other financial powers. This move testament to Starks commitment to sound economic practice was possibly not surprising to those familiar with his incredible career. One of Europes most respected economists, Stark has held numerous highly responsible positions, providing advice to and input into some of the most influential banks and monetary organisations within Europe.

Speaking Topics

  • Economics
  • Europe
  • Future
  • Finance


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Books By Jürgen Stark

  • Stark has contributed to numerous journals, including ?Business Economics? and ?The International Economy?, offering his insight into matters such as public finances, the global financial system and monetary integration within the EU.

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