FORA.tv Speaker - Axel Weber
A German economist, Axel Weber is the president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank responsible for the Communication Department and the Economics and Research Centre of the Deutschebank. He studied economics and public administration at the University of Konstanz from 1976 to 1982, graduating with a teaching diploma.
From 1982 to 1988, Dr. Weber worked as research assistant in the field of monetary economics at the University of Siegen and was awarded his doctorate in 1987. In 1994, having passed his habilitation qualification, he went on to teach at the University of Bonn. In 1998, Dr. Weber taught at the JW Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main where he remains a member of the Advisors' Board.
From 1998 to 2002, he was the director of the Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt am Main where he later moved on to teach at the University of Cologne, concurrently serving as a board member of the German Council of Economic Experts. In October 2002, Dr. Weber was a member of the expert advisory panel to the Deutsche Bundesbank and was later appointed to his current position in 2004.
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