Prof. Dr. Christian Kastrop
Director, Program Europe’s Future, BertelsmannStiftung
Christian Kastrop is since 1st January 2018 Director of the European
Program at the Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh and Berlin. From 2014-2017 he served as 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 2008 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 medieval 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 Faculty of the Free University Berlin, Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Member of the Council for Global Problem Solving (CGP) and Policy Fellow of the Institute of Public Finance at the University of Cologne.