Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Siekmann
Professor Siekmann held the Endowed Chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law until March 2018. He also acted as Deputy Managing Director of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability, which he built up as Managing Director until 2012. Furthermore, he was one of the founders of the Policy Platform of the House of Finance that has been transformed in 2013 to the SAFE Policy Center.
Professor Siekmann received his doctor juris and his post doctoral degree (“Habilitation”) from the University of Cologne. He also earned a degree in economics (“Diplom-Volkswirt”) from the University of Bonn. Professor Siekmann was awarded an honorary doctor’s degree by the University Paris-Dauphine.
His main field of work is the stability of financial markets, financial institutions and public finances. His research is focused on all aspects of government finances, the institutional framework of the European System of Central Banks, the European provisions to secure stable government finances, the stabilization mechanisms in time of crisis, and the supervision and control of financial markets. In addition to his academic work, Professor Siekmann contributed to numerous legislative projects on the national and supranational level. He worked as counsel to constitutional bodies and represented them in constitutional courts.
Professor Siekmann has been visiting professor at several foreign universities: Saint Louis University in St. Louis (1996, 1999, 2001), Université d'Orléans (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Université Paris-Dauphine (2005, 2007), Université de Luxembourg (2009), and Donau-Universität Krems (2013).