IMFS Research Fellows

Prof. Tobias Adrian, Ph.D. 

In January 2017, Tobias Adrian take over as Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF in Washington. Prior to this, he had been a Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and head of the Capital Markets Function of the Research and Statistics Group. In that capacity, he contributed to the NY Fed's financial stability policy and to its monetary policy briefings. His research covers asset pricing, financial intermediation, and macroeconomics, with a focus on the aggregate implications of capital market developments. Adrian holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a MSc from London School of Economics. He also holds MAs in Economics from the Goethe University in Frankfurt and the Dauphine University in Paris. He has taught at MIT and Princeton University.

Prof. Dr. Günter W. Beck 

is Professor for European Macroeconomics at the University of Siegen and Research Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies. His research focuses on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. Before his appointment in Siegen, Günther W. Beck was Professor at the University of Mainz. After gaining a Ph.D from Goethe University in 2004, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Frankfurt.

Dr. Emanuel Mönch

is Head of the Research Center of Deutsche Bundesbank. Mönch studied statistics at the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (ENSAE) in Paris and economics at Humboldt University in Berlin, where he later gained his doctorate. From 2007 until 2015 he worked at the Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, ultimately as a Research Officer, and also taught as a visiting professor at the prestigious Columbia University in New York. Mönch has published articles in numerous renowned academic journals.

Prof. Athanasios Orphanides, Ph.D.

is Professor of the Practiceof Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA. He served as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus from May 2007 to May 2012 and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank between January 2008 and May 2012. Prior to that, Orphanides was a Senior Adviser to the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System. While at the Federal Reserve, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in macroeconomics and monetary economics at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Orphanides holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics as well as a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prof. Dr. Julia Redenius-Hövermann

is Assistant Professor of Civil and Company Law at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. From December 2006 to July 2012 Julia Redenius has held the position of postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the Chair of Professor Theodor Baums at the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt. Before returning to her hometown Frankfurt, Julia Redenius worked as a research associate and lecturer at the Universities of Paris II-Assas and Paris XII-Saint Maur as well as an attorney at law in Paris. Julia Redenius holds Master degrees in French, German, European and International Corporate Law from the University of Paris II-Assas and Munich as well as a Ph. D. (summa cum laude, Supervision: Professor Michel Germain) from the University of Paris II-Assas. She was admitted to the Paris Bar Exam.

Prof. Dr. Peter Tillmann 

is Professor of Monetary Economics at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. He has been a Research Fellow at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability since 2009. His research focuses on monetary policy, empirical macroeconomics, and financial markets. Before coming to Giessen in 2009, Tillmann was a senior economist at the Swiss National Bank. He started his academic career at the Universities of Bonn and Edinburgh. In 2003, he gained a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Maik Wolters

is Professor of Macroeconomics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena since April 2017. From 2012 until 2017 he was a Junior Professor of Macroeconomics at Kiel University. His research interests are macroeconomics, monetary economics and international economics. In 2010 Wolters graduated from Goethe University’s Ph.D. program where he had also gained a M.Sc. in quantitative economics previously. Wolters is also a Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).