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Taxation and Customs Union


Director, Bruegel


Jeromin Zettelmeyer has been Director of Bruegel since September 2022, where he is working on topics including the reform of the EU fiscal framework, global financial architecture, economic security, and how Europe should respond to economic nationalism among its trading partners. Born in Madrid in 1964, Jeromin was previously a Deputy Director of the Strategy and Policy Review Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (2016-19), Director-General for Economic Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (2014-16); Director of Research and Deputy Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2008-2014), and an IMF staff member(1994-2008). He holds an economics degree from the University of Bonn (1990) and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT (1995). He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a member of CEPR’s Research and Policy Network on European economic policy, which he helped found.