Affiliated Professors


Dr. Petra Geerats

Dr. Petra Geraats is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Cambridge. Her research areas include macroeconomics, international finance and behavioral economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master in Economics from Tilburg University. Her special interest lies in the transparency of monetary policy on which she has contributed to several publications, e.g. The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Central Bank Communication, Decision-Making and Governance. Currently, Petra Geraats is among the experts to evaluate the Central Bank of Chile. She was an advisor to the International Monetary Fund and an external expert for the Central Bank Studies group at the Bank for International Settlements.


Prof. Luisa Lambertini, Ph.D.

Luisa Lambertini is a Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where she holds the Chair of International Finance. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995, her Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick in 1989 and her Laurea cum Laude from the Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna in 1987. Professor Lambertini’s research focuses on the interaction of monetary and fiscal policies; on introducing housing and mortgage default in macroeconomic models; on the analysis of regulation and macro-prudential policies in models with financial institutions. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of International Economics. Professor Lambertini has been a consultant with the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Hoover National Fellow.


Prof. Dr. Heike Schweitzer, LL.M. (Yale)

Prof. Dr. Heike Schweitzer, LL.M. (Yale) has held the Chair for Civil Law, German and European Commercial and Competition Law and Economics at the law faculty of Humboldt University Berlin since April 2018. She is a recognized expert in those fields and a special advisor to EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager for digitalization and competition policy. Besides competition law, the European law on the economic system, state aid law, the law on digital markets as well as the financial market law are among her main research areas. From 2006 to 2018, she taught at the universities of Florence and Mannheim and at Freie Universität Berlin. Heike Schweitzer is a member of the Kronberger Kreis.


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).